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Drone Services: Don’t fly in the face of IP law

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TL;DR: Drone services companies need to get their drone operators to sign intellectual property assignments and non-disclosure agreements. Drone services companies also need to negotiate intellectual property rights with their customers. Read More ›

Ohio Enacts Law Acknowledging Blockchain Transactions and Granting Safe Harbor Protections to Eligible Businesses from Data Breach Claims

On Friday, August 3, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 220, which acknowledges for the first time the legitimacy of blockchain transactions as enforceable electronic transactions and creates an affirmative defense to tort actions against eligible businesses for claims relating to data breaches. The law goes into effect in 90 days. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 24 - Internet Review Sites and Free Expression

When Congress enacted the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the internet was an infant. Prevailing sentiment was to let it expand with minimal regulation. Yet, for sites that carried the comments of others, how could they be encouraged to grow without being held to the same standards as newspaper publishers and television news, which can be sued for broadcasting false and defamatory information about people? Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 23 - California’s New Data Privacy Law

“California passes strictest online privacy law in the country,” trumpeted CNN Tech on June 29, 2018 – a reference to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375), which passed unanimously in the legislature and was immediately signed by Governor Brown. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 22 - GDPR and non-EU Businesses

Businesses not located in the European Union have tried to understand whether the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became law on May 25, 2018, applies to them. And if it does, or if it might, one of the puzzles has been whether a non-EU business needs to appoint a natural person or legal entity to be its “representative” or a natural person to be its “Data Protection Officer” for dealing with EU and its Member States’ Data Protection Authorities (DPAs). This podcast focuses on that question. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 21 - GDPR is here

It’s June 1, 2018, one week after the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union became law, not only in the EU but also for businesses subject to its global grasp. How did U.S. businesses deal with it? And what’s its immediate impact on how U.S. businesses address personal information they have? The Data Privacy Detective turns the magnifying glass to this question, focusing on small and mid-sized (SME) U.S. businesses that hold personal data of Europeans. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 20 - China's New Data Privacy Standards

GDPR, the European Union’s effort to protect personal data, has dominated the efforts of businesses to deal with personal data across borders. Less noticed is China’s evolving system of controlling, regulating and protecting the personal information of its people. On May 1, 2018, China issued standards for personal information protection. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 18 - How businesses outside the EU can comply with the GDPR

In this and the next podcast, the Data Privacy Detective turns a magnifying glass to how businesses located outside the EU can gather and use personal data that originates in the EU without violating the GDPR. Read More ›

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

On April 17, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (the “NY AG”) launched the “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative” (the “Initiative”), a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade virtual currencies like bitcoin and ether. Read More ›

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