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The Rise of the Machines

As we started 2020, it would never have occurred to many of us that before the end of the spring, we would be faced with moving our daily lives almost entirely into a virtual world. We have seen a substantial change in the way we conduct business, educate our children, and generally interact with the […]

The EU’s GDPR Turns 2!

Today marks the second anniversary of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. And, wow, what a two years it has been! Looking back to 2018, I can remember my email being flooded with privacy notice updates to account for the changes under the GDPR. It did cause me to pause at how  many (often too […]

Contact Tracing Gridlock

As states move to reopen the U.S. economy, we hear a lot on the news about contact tracing applications and how we can use it to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. With all of this news comes the inevitable and frankly critical question of data privacy. If we allow governments or private organizations to […]

Knowing What to Ask About Your Privacy and Liability Contractual Obligations

By Antonia Dumas, Associate at XPAN Law Group  Data breaches are still occurring frequently. These breaches can bring to light security vulnerabilities and potential regulatory obligations and compliance issues. Our team continues to highlight the regulatory enforcement components; but,  it is important to understand the contractual liability can play just as impactful a role in […]

What the US Needs Now: A Federal Privacy Law

Last week, a number of U.S. senators, led by Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that they will introduce the “COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act” (the “Act”). Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., highlighted that in the current crisis, “we are leaning on technology more than ever to […]

This is Not the End of Privacy

By Michael Simon, Attorney at XPAN Law Group. We’ve all likely seen the same headlines in the past few months: “Coronavirus tracking technology raises privacy concerns: ‘It’s a little scary’” “How Coronavirus Is Eroding Privacy” “As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets” “Coronavirus Could Infect Privacy And Civil Liberties Forever” “Should We Sacrifice Our Data […]

Collision Course — Bankruptcy and Privacy are poised to meet

As we continue to see the economic impact of COVID-19, it is not difficult to imagine that we will see an increase in bankruptcy filings. The phrase “Data is the New Oil” is not uncommon and in fact highlights that data in a digital economy can be one of the most valuable assets a business […]

Data Security and Privacy Enforcement Continues During Covid-19

By Antonia Dumas, Associate at XPAN Law Group  As we enter the second month of the predominantly virtual world during the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies have taken initial steps to obtain resources and implement minimum security for their remote workforces. While some companies have addressed security and privacy compliance during this transition, many other business […]

How to Use Zoom with Security & Privacy In Mind

Last week, By Michael Simon, Attorney at XPAN Law Group, wrote about key legal concerns with using virtual meeting software (full post available here). This week, with a lot of organization’s relying on Zoom as their virtual meeting platform, Michael put together this infographic to help you to understand the security and privacy risks with the […]

Don’t let your virtual meetings expose you to privacy and security risks

By Michael Simon Attorney at XPAN Law Group With the current pandemic, virtual meeting systems are now highly-popular, and seen as easy-to-use substitutes for in-person meetings. However, with the easy usability comes corresponding features that present some security and privacy concerns: first, the difficulty of keeping meetings confidential; and second,  of recording meetings. As a result, I […]