Recent Publications - Privacy, Data & Cyber Law


Contact Tracing Raises Privacy Issues for Businesses to Consider
October 22, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
As more and more businesses throughout the state resume operations after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, they face a continuing concern about the virus from customers, employees, and vendors who come to their facilities. Many organizations have instituted temperature checks and inquire about symptoms, out-of-state travel, and other issues in an attempt to weed out individuals …
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Kern and Ullman Publish Article in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
September 17, 2020 | Cannabis
Bob Kern and Marc Ullman published the article, “Cannabis Investments and Exit Strategies: A Case Study” in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law. The article discusses the easiness with which investors can make investments in cannabis companies. However, due to the risks, they would be well-advised to have an exit plan in the event their investment …
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Fighting Business Email Compromise Fraud in the COVID Era
August 17, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
For as long as companies have used internet applications, private and publicly owned businesses, law firms and other professional services organizations, and even public entities have faced potentially devastating financial harm and loss of public good will from “business email compromise” (BEC) fraud. A recent report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) of the …
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Bank Publishes Article in Summer 2020 USLAW Magazine
July 30, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Brian Bank published the article, “Cross-Border E-discovery in the Privacy Era,” in the Summer 2020 issue of USLAW Magazine. Click here to read the article. …
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Facing a Flood of BIPA Lawsuits
June 15, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
As New York continues the process of reopening and individuals, families, and businesses, as well as the courts, adjust to the “new normal” of living in a world still fighting the coronavirus, internet- and technology-related privacy and security issues are at the top of many lawyers’ and corporate executives’ minds. Certainly privacy and security breach …
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Ransomware Attacks Continue Unabated in the Era of COVID
June 10, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On June 9, the Beazley Group, a specialty insurer affiliated with Lloyd’s Underwriters, issued a pointed reminder that, as we continue to fight the global pandemic of COVID-19, the cyber pandemic of ransomware continues. According to Beazley’s Breach Response Services group, ransomware incidents in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 25% compared to Q4 …
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Blue Bell Creameries Pleads Guilty to 2015 Listeria Outbreak, Former CEO Charged
May 5, 2020 | Commercial Litigation | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had reached an agreement with Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, to permit the company to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of distributing adulterated ice cream in violation of the federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and pay a criminal fine and forfeiture amount …
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Law360: Tenn. Hospital Bankruptcy May Be the First of Many
April 16, 2020 | Bankruptcy | Health Services
Jim Lagios, Bob Iseman and Stu Gordon wrote an article for Law360 regarding the impact of coronavirus on the financial well-being of hospitals and health systems. To read the article, click on the link below. Tenn. Hospital Bankruptcy May Be The First Of Many …
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Alert Offers Guidance against Coronavirus-Related Cyber Crimes
April 14, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
It seems that, even in the worst of times, cyber criminals will find a way to exploit the situation to their advantage. The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NSCS) have jointly issued Alert (AA20-099A) entitled. “COVID-19 Exploited by Bad Actors.”  …
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FTC and FCC Take Joint Action to Stop COVID-19 Scam Robocalls
April 8, 2020 | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
On April 3, 2020 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced that they had issued Warning Letters to VoIP providers: SIPJoin, Connexum and VoIP Terminator d/b/a BLMarketing. According to the letters, investigations have revealed that the companies transmitted calls offering fraudulent COVID-19 home testing kits or claiming that HVAC cleaning …
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