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Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks of Telemedicine

Recent events will significantly spur the use of telemedicine. The last two decades have already seen a surge in the use of telemedicine prompted by the advent of economical person-to-person video transmissions. Telemedicine has been a revolution in medical examinations, consultations, and treatment. For example, the Veteran’s Administration recently expanded the use of telemedicine for… READ MORE

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MLAT Subpoenas: What EU Service Providers Need to Know

Imagine a U.S. prosecutor is investigating a criminal matter and needs to obtain data or information stored in a suspect’s smartphone application. The problem is, the app was developed by a small tech startup in Denmark. In order to obtain access to the relevant information, the prosecutor would need to issue a MLAT subpoena to… READ MORE

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2018’s Biggest Data Privacy News Stories

2018’s Biggest Data Privacy News Stories As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to review the biggest data privacy news stories of 2018 and discuss what we can learn from them as we move into the new year. 1.   Europe’s GDPR Probably the biggest news story is the European… READ MORE

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Facebook and the GDPR: Why Your Company Needs To Be Prepared

Data privacy is a big deal right now. Facebook is the latest company facing lawsuits and a PR nightmare related to the way they handled their customer’s data. However, Facebook is not the only company that needs to re-think its privacy related policies. The current data issues that Facebook is facing places the spotlight on… READ MORE

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GDPR Compliance: 5 Steps You Need to Take Before May

If you think Facebook is the only company that needs to think about data privacy and security issues, unfortunately you are mistaken. Right now, most companies need to consider whether or not there are prepared to protect the personal data of their customers. Not only because of the outrage and backlash that companies face in… READ MORE

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Dealing With Online Harassment and Nonconsensual Pornography

One thing attorneys may not learn in law school is that there are a lot of scumbags in the world. If you are lucky, a scumbag will let you know their character immediately. In other cases, even the most jaded cynic can be caught off guard. Because of the imagined anonymity of the internet and… READ MORE

The Carpenter Case and Other Privacy-Related News

As we discussed in the last few weeks, privacy is repeatedly in the news. Washington lawmakers are trying again to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”), and the Pen Registry Act. In addition, last month the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Carpenter v. United States…. READ MORE

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Five Steps to Respond to Revenge Porn

A friend calls and tells you that there are nude photos of you online and they’re pretty sure you didn’t post them. You go to the website they tell you and sure enough, there they are – pictures you once shared with someone you had cared for and trusted, splashed across a porn website… Now… READ MORE

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Why Updating The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Poses Difficulties

The privacy of electronic communications is provided for under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. There are limited circumstances in which ISPs may disclose the contents of electronic and stored digital communications. But the law is unclear as to what happens when data is transmitted into and stored in other countries with data security laws that… READ MORE

Launch of Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Announced by US Secretary of Commerce

International commerce is a huge business, but one of the challenges involved in conducting international business is that different countries may have different laws concerning privacy and the handling of personal data. Many companies in the United States conduct business in Europe, and Europe is well known around the world for being avidly in support… READ MORE

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