McDermott Will & Emery LLP has nabbed a data privacy and security attorney from Bingham McCutchen LLP to bolster the firm's growing global privacy and data protection affinity group in Boston, the firm said Thursday.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP said that it has recently added two former Williams Mullen partners to chair its information governance and electronic discovery practice in Washington, D.C.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has bolstered its privacy and security practice group by adding a former in-house counsel of Charter Communications Inc. to its Washington office, it said Wednesday.
The White House has appointed Twitter Inc.’s legal director Nicole Wong as a leading privacy officer advising U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, according to Tuesday news reports.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added muscle to its white collar and privacy and data security practices by adding a former deputy assistant attorney general of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, it said Monday.
The White House on Thursday nominated Federal Trade Commission official and former Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP attorney Howard Shelanski to head the government oversight body that reviews all agency draft regulations before they are published.
Hunton & Williams LLP said Thursday it has beefed up its privacy and data security group by adding former FBI senior cybersecurity adviser Paul M. Tiao to its Washington, D.C., office.
Lyndhurst, N.J.-headquartered Scarinci Hollenbeck has tapped a former Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA attorney to head its cybersecurity and data protection group, the firm announced Wednesday.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP has bolstered its global sourcing and technology group with the addition of two former Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP privacy and information security experts, it said Monday.
Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday it has hired Tekedra N. Mawakana, AOL Inc.’s former senior vice president of public policy and deputy general counsel, to lead its global public policy efforts, including issues related to privacy and intellectual property.
Google Inc. and other members of the Silicon Valley vanguard have turned repeatedly to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Michael Rubin to handle litigation on the cutting edge of privacy law, making him one of three young privacy attorneys spotlighted by Law360 as a rising star.
Google Inc.’s privacy director is stepping down after three years of steering the company through rough terrain including multinational investigations of its road-mapping program and a messy breakup of a social media program, the company said Monday.
Morrison & Foerster LLP said Monday it had added three privacy and consumer protection lawyers — including the founding chair of Foley & Lardner LLP's privacy, security and information management practice, who has particular experience in health care data — to boost offerings at its San Diego, Washington and New York offices.
From her work helping The Walt Disney Co. shape new Internet privacy rules to fending off government investigations into technology products, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP's Alysa Hutnik has earned a spot among Law360's top three young privacy attorneys.
Displaying a knack for thinking quick on his feet and identifying critical information within a complicated maze of data, Hunton & Williams LLP partner John Delionado recently delivered critical victories for clients maligned by cybersecurity breaches and snagged a spot among Law360's top three young privacy law attorneys.
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP has bolstered its intellectual property and privacy practices in Los Angeles by adding the former vice president for business and legal affairs for video game developer THQ Inc., the firm said Wednesday.
DLA Piper has bolstered its litigation, privacy, and intellectual property and technology practices by taking on a former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner in its New York office, it said Monday.
K&L Gates LLP has nabbed an insurance partner who focuses on helping clients navigate data privacy issues from Day Pitney LLP, adding him to its Newark, N.J., office, the firm said Monday.
A Federal Trade Commission attorney will soon leave the agency to spearhead work on global privacy and data security issues for a technology trade association that represents companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc., the group said Monday.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has picked up former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, who led privacy and date security initiatives, as co-chair of its public policy group at its Seattle office, the firm said Tuesday.
While we have been patiently awaiting further guidance from the Federal Communications Commission on a wide array of pending petitions for declaratory rulings on such points as the definition of an autodialer, Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau Inc. raises a question about whether such guidance will be binding on the courts, say Judy Harris of Reed Smith LLP and Robert Jackson of the Law Offices of Robert H. Jackson.
The privacy notice guidelines required by Mexico's privacy law recently went into effect, and Mexico's Federal Institute of Access to Information has already imposed penalties on companies that have not complied. Companies operating in Mexico should immediately implement internal processes in order to prevent significant economic liabilities, says Javiera Medina of Littler Mendelson PC.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
The Federal Communications Commission’s long-anticipated ruling in the Charvat v. Echostar and U.S. v. Dish Network LLP matter is significant because it confirms that companies that do not exercise undue levels of control over their telemarketers or their call centers will not be held liable when those third parties violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, say attorneys with Locke Lord LLP.
The U.S. Commerce Department recently concluded that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor's flexibility can account for any potentially unique data protection issue that may be raised by cloud computing, which suggests the program's ongoing value to U.S.-based enterprises seeking to ensure adequate data protection of personal information processed from the EU, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.
Increasingly sophisticated threats to information security, new regulatory requirements and ramped-up enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act are prompting many health care providers and other covered entities to revisit their security policies. As these policies are revisited, physical security should undoubtedly be part of the conversation, say attorneys with Epstein Becker & Green PC.
Many lawyers are asking whether placing electronically stored information in the cloud could inadvertently waive the attorney-client privilege and whether the government or a civil litigant could obtain ESI directly from a cloud service provider. In answering these questions, there are a number of aspects of the cloud worth considering, say Timothy Broas and Matthew Saxon of Winston & Strawn LLP.
With companies and individuals steadily floating toward digital storage, insurers and insureds must note that the potential monetary loss for notifying of a data breach alone can be significant and review several factors that could expose the organization to financial difficulties, say attorneys with Zelle Hofmann Voebel & Mason LLP.
While manual redaction of a few hundred or few thousand simple documents may be feasible and cost-effective in some instances, the time and costs involved with attempting redactions on a large scale are prohibitive and often offer little, if any, benefit to the resolution of the legal matter, say Anthony Diana and Therese Craparo of Mayer Brown LLP.
A recently issued rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may unknowingly create significant liability and legal risk for many technology enterprises. A challenge under this rule is the risk that data storage providers may unknowingly receive protected health information from clients and become subject to penalties and enforcement actions, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.