Data Privacy

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    Cybersecurity market confronts potential consequences of banking crisis

    Bank seizures impose new challenges on vendors in every segment and may spur consolidation.

    By Matt Kapko • March 21, 2023
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    SEC proposes cybersecurity disclosure rules for financial industry specialists

    The changes would require broker-dealers and other entities to adopt written plans to minimize risk and promptly disclose major incidents.

    By David Jones • March 17, 2023
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    Bank failure panic fuels moment of opportunity for threat actors

    As regulators step in to operate Silicon Valley Bank, threat hunters and security executives warned organizations to look out for malicious activity.

    By Matt Kapko • March 14, 2023
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    Threat actors can use ChatGPT, too. Here’s what businesses should watch

    With ChatGPT’s help, threat actors can generate well-written messages in bulk that are targeted to individual victims.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • Feb. 23, 2023
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    Accessing worker’s personal emails may violate federal privacy laws, appeals court warns

    Employers should have policies that prohibit employees from saving company information to their personal devices, said one security data attorney.

    By Laurel Kalser • Feb. 21, 2023
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    Companies grapple with post-breach disclosure risks

    The concerns leading organizations to withhold information are aplenty, including reputational damage and financial impacts.

    By Matt Kapko • Feb. 21, 2023
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    Cyber disclosures won’t save directors under Caremark

    Boards will be tempted to equate compliance with upcoming SEC cybersecurity rules to meeting a duty of oversight standard. They shouldn’t, attorneys say.

    By Feb. 9, 2023
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    Labor and cyber disputes are top in-house litigation concerns

    Legal departments are also bringing more litigation work in-house and a significant percentage plan to hire more litigators this year, a report found.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
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    GoodRx takes issue with FTC approach but settles first breach-rule charge

    The telemedicine company says the kind of practice that’s being targeted is commonly used by companies and even government agencies.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Cyber insurance won’t save your company if it has a breach

    Policies often have exemptions that can leave you on the hook for the most expensive part of remediation, BreachRx leader says.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    How to use software to strengthen data privacy compliance

    Exterro says its Smart Data Inventory solution helps companies keep up with evolving laws, including by indicating when privacy impact assessments are required.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    After legal battles, CEO sees GC value

    The head of CargoSprint is battle scarred after years of litigation but he now has a more realistic view of the role of in-house counsel in a competitive business.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    6 in-house legal trends to watch in 2023

    Legal chiefs will be expected to do more with less even while operational costs rise and compliance risks grow.

    By Robert Freedman and Lyle Moran • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Protecting your intellectual property in the metaverse

    The immersive nature of a virtual environment raises issues for trademark, patent and other IP assets that will take some sorting out, an IP specialist says.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    9 of the year’s biggest in-house legal stories

    These are the topics that have resonated the most with readers this year. 

    By Legal Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Why privacy professionals should work closely with company engineers

    Transcend's general counsel, Brandon Wiebe, said the increasingly technical nature of data privacy regulations requires cross-functional collaboration. 

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Adidas to leverage IP rights to Yeezy product without his name

    Adidas “is the sole owner of the IP rights” of past, current and future designs of the rap star, Chief Financial Officer Harm Ohlmeyer said in a call. 

    By Daphne Howland • Nov. 9, 2022
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    The time to start documenting the role of AI in inventions is now

    Patent law precludes AI as inventors, a federal circuit court rules. That reflects international standard, but the issue isn’t going away. 

    By Robert Angle and Gerar Mazarakis • Nov. 1, 2022
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    Capturing the creative act to win a patent fight

    Supporting your claim against a competitor can come down to the story you tell about your product – and keeping your competitor from telling a story about you.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Feds step up focus on companies’ use of dark patterns

    The Federal Trade Commission uses the release of a report to signal it intends to go after the use of online manipulation tactics to separate consumers from their money. 

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Moving past confusion to ensure corporate compliance with privacy restrictions

    There are steps companies can take now, merger and non-merger related, to address data privacy issues.

    By Joey Seeber • Oct. 11, 2022
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    How general counsel can help prevent data breaches

    A new tool from Commvault is designed to trick bad actors into accessing fake resources before they compromise real information.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    What legal departments need to know about building a data security and privacy program

    General counsel play a key role in developing an enterprise-wide infrastructure that can keep pace with the rapidly changing threat landscape and regulatory environment.  

    By Kara Hilburger • Aug. 26, 2022
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    Using tech to manage and protect trade secrets

    Tangibly is a new tool designed to help companies catalog their trade secrets and track who has access to them.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    The magic words for protecting trade secrets

    Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements should use language that creates a cause of action if a counterparty is suspected of trying to misappropriate a company’s software.

    By Aug. 19, 2022