From token generation events and drone regulation to the latest developments in privacy and data security compliance, our Technology Industry Blog focuses on the still-evolving regulatory landscape for companies developing new products and services, as well as those for whom technology figures prominently into their day-to-day operations.
Many of our contributors are IAAP-certified privacy professionals or hold advanced STEM degrees, with prior experience working as systems engineers and software developers. As a result, our blog offers that rare coupling of legal insight and technical sophistication, making it a true resource for businesses operating at the bleeding edge, where reliable legal intel can prevent project delays as well as civil and criminal exposure.
Recent Blog Posts
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 68: Catching Cyber-Criminals With Digital Forensics
July 8, 2021 | Blogs
Ransomware attacks, data breaches, digital theft – on the rise. Who are the cyber-criminals? Can t...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 67: Data Flows After Brexit… For Now
July 1, 2021 | Blogs
On June 28, 2021, the Europe Union granted two adequacy decisions to the United Kingdom for personal...
A Tech Checkup
May 14, 2021 | Blogs
In order to keep up with a changing world, each company must periodically assess how technological c...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 66: Phone Scams and You, A True Story
May 10, 2021 | Blogs
This is a true story of a phone scam of May 2021. The Data Privacy Detective got a call on the home ...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 65: Ransomware Basics
May 3, 2021 | Blogs
This podcast episode explores ransomware from preventive, legal, and communications angles. While th...
Google v. Oracle – Supreme Court Issues Landmark Opinion on Fair Use; Sidesteps Interface Copyrigh...
April 9, 2021 | Blogs
On April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Google’s copying of Oracle code was fair use, puttin...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 64: The Two Faces of Browsers and Our Privacy Options
April 2, 2021 | Blogs
Janus was the Roman god of doors, gates, and transitions. He needed two faces to look in both direct...
Kentucky Poised To Be National Cryptomining Leader With New Tax Legislation
March 29, 2021 | Blogs
Kentucky has long been considered a national leader in the manufacturing industry given its low cost...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 63: Your Face, Time to Scrub?
March 25, 2021 | Blogs
Facial recognition. It’s a hot topic. Targeting, misidentification, and doxing – the dangers...
Blockchain and Art Provenance: Five Data Privacy Challenges
March 18, 2021 | Blogs
Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are becoming more prominent with applications across supply c...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 62: TikTok and Privacy
February 17, 2021 | Blogs
Challenges from Europe and America On February 16, 2021 TikTok was sued in Europe for abusing consum...
Video: How Not To Get Phished!
January 12, 2021 | Blogs
Data theft set new records in 2020. The major causes are not failures of equipment, software, or ser...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 60: Cyber Insurance, What it Does and Doesn’t Cover
January 5, 2021 | Blogs
As businesses move into 2021, what insurance can they have to limit cyber risk? What does cyber insu...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 59: Taiwan, a Bridge for East-West Commerce?
December 22, 2020 | Blogs
Taiwan is one of the “Four Asian Tiger” economies. Its companies hold 66% of the world’s semic...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 58: Personal Privacy and Community IT Systems
December 21, 2020 | Blogs
How a community can responsibly gather, process and use personal information to meet its needs and m...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 57: Protecting Data Privacy Within Databases
December 4, 2020 | Blogs
Respecting individual privacy while achieving reliable databases. We all value privacy – at least ...
Proposition 24’s Impact: CCPA v. CPRA Comparison
November 9, 2020 | Blogs
With the passing of Proposition 24 in California, privacy rights are being amended again to close wh...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 56: Ransomware and Privacy
November 5, 2020 | Blogs
Ransomware – a sinister type of cyberattack that installs malware onto a computer system. Once...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 55: Differential Privacy and Academic Research
October 26, 2020 | Blogs
Science and knowledge advance through information gathered, organized, and analyzed. It is only thro...
Your Business Should Care about Children’s Privacy
October 5, 2020 | Blogs
The current COVID-19 crisis has increased the importance of online services that provide access to h...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 54: Contact Tracing Apps and Australia
October 1, 2020 | Blogs
The Impact on Privacy From a Digital Healthcare Initiative COVID-19 has changed the world in dramati...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 53: Brazil’s New Personal Data Privacy Law
September 25, 2020 | Blogs
Brazil’s General Personal Data Protection Law or “LGPD” entered into force on September 18, 20...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 52: Data Brokers, How Our Personal Information Is Sold
September 1, 2020 | Blogs
Robo-calls, phishing, identity theft, ads we didn’t ask for – and worse. How does this happen? H...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 51: Non-Personal Data – India Stakes a Claim on Own...
August 20, 2020 | Blogs
A July 2020 Indian Government Report calls for regulation of Non-Personal Data. Most data privacy la...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 50 – Intersection Of Cloud Computing And Data Privacy
August 7, 2020 | Blogs
Cloud computing offers a business the prospect of efficiency and savings by improving data storage c...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 49 – Hong Kong: What Impact of the National Security La...
July 31, 2020 | Blogs
On June 30, 2020 China enacted a National Security Law applicable in Hong Kong. The UK and USA gover...
Privacy Considerations During the Coronavirus Pandemic
July 27, 2020 | Blogs
Be Smart The pandemic has forced many more employees to work from home. While working remotel...
Is the Crypto Camel’s Nose Under the Banker’s Tent With the OCC’s Interpretative Letter of Jul...
July 24, 2020 | Blogs
On July 22, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) released Interpretative ...
Kentucky Continues Progress in Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts
July 24, 2020 | Blogs
Effective July 15, 2020, Kentucky statutorily empowered its first “Blockchain Technology Working G...
Schrems II: Privacy Unshielded
July 17, 2020 | Blogs
More than 5,300 companies in the United States using the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework for the tran...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 48 – Colombia and Data Privacy
July 6, 2020 | Blogs
Colombia made personal privacy a fundamental right in its 1991 Constitution. A 2008 law protected pe...
Understanding the CMMC’s New Regulatory Reality for Government Contractors
June 26, 2020 | Blogs
Every year approximately $600 billion, or 1% of the global gross domestic product, is lost through c...
Final Proposed CCPA Regulations Submitted for Approval
June 4, 2020 | Blogs
On June 1, Attorney General Becerra submitted final proposed regulations to the California Consumer ...
What’s in your report? Disclosure of forensic reports after a data breach
June 3, 2020 | Blogs
A federal district court in In re: Capital One Customer Data Security Breach Litigation recently ...
Data Breaches in Latin America
May 21, 2020 | Blogs
Often seen as a region with a common language and similar cultural traditions, Latin America is, in ...
Protecting Your IP During the Rapid Development of COVID-19 Tech Products
May 6, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team
In this unfamiliar time, innovative solutions are being rapidly developed in the technology industry...
Consumers Regain Control of Health Care Data Through New Rule
May 4, 2020 | Blogs
Newly published federal rules will now give more power to consumers in controlling their personal he...
Navigating Convertible Notes During and After COVID-19
April 24, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team
There are several ways startups raise funding – one of the most prevalent is a convertible note. A...
Spare a Thought for Patents When Fighting COVID-19
March 26, 2020 | Coronavirus Response Team
Embracing both patents and patented technology may advance the fight against COVID-19. In Italy, the...
#WFH? Security Considerations for Working Remotely
March 23, 2020 | Blogs
As the coronavirus continues to quickly spread across the United States, employers are following CD...
What’s Changed? California AG Becerra releases second set of revisions to proposed CCPA regulation...
March 12, 2020 | Publications
On March 11, California Attorney General Becerra, through the California Department of Justice, rele...
Customedia v. Dish Illustrates Difficulty of Determining Patent Eligibility
March 10, 2020 | Blogs
Customedia v. Dish is a simple looking case. The patentee asserted claims for a computer implement...
Dangerous Intersection Ahead: Privacy and Banking Fintech
March 9, 2020 | Blogs
Bankers in the fintech space are familiar with the FFIEC’s Guidance recommending multi-factor auth...
New Bills Suggest Privacy is Top of Mind for State Lawmakers
February 12, 2020 | Publications
Barely a month into the new year and nine states have already introduced their own version of compre...
What’s next? Data protection in the United Kingdom after Brexit
January 31, 2020 | Blogs
The United Kingdom (UK) has formally withdrawn from the European Union (EU) effective January 31, 20...
Could Banks Be Targeted in Iran’s Cyber Retaliation?
January 7, 2020 | Blogs
Governmental officials and cyber security experts currently anticipate that Iran’s responses to re...
New Year, New Data Privacy Laws in Multiple States
January 6, 2020 | Publications
Businesses have more than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to worry about in 2020 when it ...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast Episode 47 – Cookies and California, Businesses Beware
December 23, 2019 | Blogs
California’s Consumer Privacy Act goes live on January 1, 2020. It forces businesses beyond...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast Episode 46 – Finland Leads The Way In The Secondary Use Of Heal...
November 18, 2019 | Blogs
Medical data are considered particularly sensitive personal information. Laws and regulations in...
Blockchain and voting
October 15, 2019 | Blogs
Frost Brown Todd member John Wagster was recently featured in an article by CoinTelegraph about bloc...
California’s Consumer Privacy Act Completes its 2019 Legislative Journey
September 17, 2019 | Blogs
Friday, Sept. 13 was the last day for bills amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and ...
Do We Have A Contract? What Delta’s Win Tells Us About Privacy Policies
August 16, 2019 | Blogs
A federal court in California handed Delta Air Lines a win this year by dismissing a putative class ...
What You Need to Know about Maine’s New Privacy Law
August 15, 2019 | Blogs
States across the U.S. are rapidly passing new consumer privacy laws. This is the second in an ongoi...
A Primer for Litigation Counsel Regarding the Organizing of Loan Workout and Cybersecurity Professio...
July 10, 2019 | Blogs
Substantive Expertise versus A New Perspective and Freedom from the Past Counsel are regularly and a...
Solar Energy Providers Should Protect Their Investments with Advanced DC Monitoring
July 8, 2019 | Blogs
As the scale of solar energy projects grows, the incorporation of advanced direct current (DC) monit...
Rising Momentum for Blockchain’s Decentralized Finance Applications
July 5, 2019 | Blogs
Background Blockchain technology’s potential for disintermediation in the financial sphere has evo...
Georgia Disallows State-Law Claims for Negligent Disclosure of Personal Data
June 13, 2019 | Blogs
In Dept. of Labor v. McConnell, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed that an individual could not pur...
The Driverless Car – Ready or Not, Here It Comes
May 14, 2019 | Blogs
As we roll into 2019’s peak travel season, automakers are hitting the gas on developing the necess...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast Episode 35 – Hot Topics in Data Privacy – From the U.S. F...
May 13, 2019 | Blogs
The May 2-3, 2019 International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Conference featured lead...
The Use and Legal Ramifications of Artificial Intelligence Entering the Workforce
April 30, 2019 | Blogs
Fifty years ago, auto manufacturing plants were filled with thousands of people on large assembly li...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast Episode 34 – When Employees Cooperate With Law Enforcement And ...
April 30, 2019 | Blogs
Picture frontline employees – like those at a motel’s front desk. In enter ICE agents with gold ...
Domain Name Enforcement Post-GDPR
April 15, 2019 | Blogs
The practical effect of the GDPR in connection with domain name enforcement can leave (and should le...
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) FAQ
April 11, 2019 | Blogs
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Before then, covered...
Does the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Apply to Your Business? A Flowchart
March 7, 2019 | Blogs
Businesses that violate the CCPA can face civil penalties in actions brought by the California Attor...
Your California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Checklist
March 4, 2019 | Blogs
The CCPA can apply to businesses located outside California that collect or sell personal informatio...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast Episode 31 – Data Incidents and Breaches: What mid-sized companies ...
March 4, 2019 | Blogs
Data incidents arise regularly for businesses. The perpetrators range from sophisticated scoundrels ...
Thank You Michigan, Next! A Third State Adopts the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law
February 19, 2019 | Blogs
On December 28, 2018, the former Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, signed into law House Bill 6941 (th...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast Podcast Episode 30 – Good news for 2019 from Europe for US firm...
January 4, 2019 | Blogs
The European Commission issued its second review of how the EU PrivacyShield is working in late Dece...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 27 – Digital Authoritarianism
November 6, 2018 | Blogs
“The internet is growing less free around the world, and democracy itself is withering under its i...
The Federal Tax Consequences of Cryptocurrency Transactions
October 1, 2018 | Blogs
In recent years, cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, and Kin, have brought a flur...
Drone Services: Don’t fly in the face of IP law
September 21, 2018 | Blogs
TL;DR: Drone services companies need to get their drone operators to sign intellectual property as...
California Consumer Privacy Act: Applicability and Compliance for Employers
September 5, 2018 | Blogs
Have you heard about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that recently passed and goes into...
Ohio Enacts Law Acknowledging Blockchain Transactions and Granting Safe Harbor Protections to Eligib...
August 9, 2018 | Blogs
On Friday, August 3, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 220, which acknowledges for the first t...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 25 – Europe’s GDPR – Representatives an...
July 30, 2018 | Blogs
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective as of May 25, 2018, ...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 24 – Internet Review Sites and Free Expression
July 26, 2018 | Blogs
When Congress enacted the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the internet was an infant. Prevaili...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 23 – California’s New Data Privacy Law
July 9, 2018 | Blogs
“California passes strictest online privacy law in the country,” trumpeted CNN Tech on...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 22 – GDPR and non-EU Businesses
June 18, 2018 | Blogs
Businesses not located in the European Union have tried to understand whether the General Data Pro...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 21 – GDPR is here
June 1, 2018 | Blogs
It’s June 1, 2018, one week after the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union bec...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 20 – China’s New Data Privacy Standards
May 16, 2018 | Blogs
GDPR, the European Union’s effort to protect personal data, has dominated the efforts of businesse...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 19 – The EU/U.S. and Swiss Privacy Shield
April 26, 2018 | Blogs
In our prior podcast, the Data Privacy Detective explored how non-EU businesses can determine if t...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 18 – How businesses outside the EU can comply w...
April 19, 2018 | Blogs
In this and the next podcast, the Data Privacy Detective turns a magnifying glass to how businesse...
New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry into Cryptocurrency Exchanges
April 18, 2018 | Blogs
On April 17, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (the “NY AG”) launched...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 17 – Consent: The meaning of it under GDPR
April 17, 2018 | Blogs
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, becomes directly applicab...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 16 – Lawful Processing of Personal Data under t...
April 10, 2018 | Blogs
The EU’s GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – becomes law on May 25, ...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 15 – Personal Data and the GDPR
April 9, 2018 | Blogs
In this fourth podcast about the General Data Protection Regulation that becomes law in the Europe...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 14 – Controllers and Processors
April 2, 2018 | Blogs
Businesses collect, use and store personal data. It’s unavoidable. An email address, phone n...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 13 – Does the GDPR apply to a business outside ...
March 29, 2018 | Blogs
The General Data Protection Regulation – the GDPR - becomes law throughout the European Unio...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 12 -The GDPR is Coming
March 26, 2018 | Blogs
On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation becomes law – ...
Blockchain Update: SEC Order Interrupts the Munchee ICO
December 18, 2017 | Blogs
SEC issues cease-and-desist order two days into the Munchee ICO, a sign the Commission is inchi...
Artificial Intelligence and Data Privacy: Are We Sufficiently Protected? (Part 2 of 3)
December 11, 2017 | Blogs
This is the second article in a series on the legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI...
AI is Surging: Are We Ready for the Fallout? (Part 1 of 3)
November 21, 2017 | Blogs
Full webinar about legal issues surrounding AI. This is the first article in a series on the l...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 11 – Tech Support Scams
August 25, 2017 | Blogs
In this podcast, the Data Privacy Detective talks about tech support scams with Michael Severini, ...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 10 – Cybersecurity & IoT
August 9, 2017 | Blogs
IoT – the Internet of Things – is the interconnection of physical objects and data. Sm...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 9 – Phishing – How to Avoid Being Hooked
August 3, 2017 | Blogs
Phishing is an effort by cybercriminals to use bait in the guise of a familiar email address to ho...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 8 – FBI CyberAlert about massive attack, July 2...
July 28, 2017 | Blogs
On July 25, 2017, the FBI issued a TLP:AMBER alert on its Cyber Watch system about an elaborate cy...
Let Me Introduce You to Three Robot Lawyers
May 4, 2017 | Blogs
The practice of law is going to look very different 15 years from now. The most routine legal work...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 7 – Big Data and Your Personal Privacy
December 1, 2016 | Blogs
The Data Privacy Detective met with Ken Morris, lawyer, technologist and founder of KnectIQ, to di...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 6 – Facial Recognition Technology and Our Priva...
November 28, 2016 | Blogs
In late October 2016, the Data Privacy Detective met with Joe Tomain, a visiting lecturer at India...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 5 – Top Tips On Protecting Your Data
November 22, 2016 | Blogs
An Excerpt from when the Data Privacy Detective sat down with Julia Montgomery to discuss data pro...
ICOs: Cloud-based but likely grounded in regulations
November 4, 2016 | Blogs
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are garnering substantial attention as investors hope their digital ...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 4 – Your Personal Checklist for CyberSecurity
October 17, 2016 | Blogs
I attend conferences of our international law firm network MULTILAW. It’s a gathering of law...
A Legislative Definition of Blockchain
October 13, 2016 | Blogs
It seems like everyone is discussing “blockchain,” but few have taken the time to real...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 3 – The Battleground of Data and Disclosure
October 10, 2016 | Blogs
The word “computer” was once an occupational classification. Computers were workers wh...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 2 – Google and European Data Privacy
October 9, 2016 | Blogs
I spoke about America’s approach to data privacy at a recent Conference at the European Cour...
Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 1 – Data Privacy Starts with You
October 7, 2016 | Blogs
Privacy is dead, get over it. This is what a blockchain entrepreneur told a Conference at the Euro...