Data security is a hot global topic right now. New laws that closely regulate data security practices seem to be popping up everywhere in order to account for all of the data people transmit electronically daily. Attorneys have been tightening their practices to protect confidential data and advising their clients to do the same. However, some organisations may not be aware that they could be liable for data breaches perpetrated by their employees – even in seemingly unrelated situations.
According to Interactive Advertising Bureau, U.S. firms spent nearly $19.2 billion on third-party audience data & data-use solutions in 2018, up 17.5% from 2017. One of many reasons why California’s new data security legislation, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), has generated a lot of buzz since its enactment in June 2018.read more
Regulating the Internet of Things (“IoT”) is a highly debated topic because it is hard for lawmakers to keep up with evolving technology. Simply put, IoT refers to a system of connected devices that can retain, analyze, and transfer information through a network. Examples of “things” include fitness trackers, smart phones, smart appliances, heart monitors, and automobile sensors. This concept is much more complex from a technical standpoint because the operational aspects of these devices are constantly changing and increasing the amount of data that is generated.read more
As the world continues to evolve electronically, it oftentimes seems like the courts take longer to catch up. This past December lawmakers took another step into the digital age by amending Federal Rule of Evidence (“FRE”) 902. This rule makes certain categories of evidence “self-authenticating,” which means that evidence can be admitted at trial without a live witness testifying that it is genuine.read more