Topic Archives: Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

September 14, 2017Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

Cross-Device Tracking: A Morrison & Foerster Data Protection Masterclass Webinar

The number of consumers using multiple devices—from smartphones to tablets to laptop computers—has exploded in recent years and continues to grow globally. Companies are increasingly turning to new technologies in an attempt to ascertain that multiple devices are connected to the same person for a variety of purposes, such as fraud prevention, providing a more ...›

June 27, 2017Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

Cry, Cry Again: More Global Ransomware Attacks Reported

It is being widely reported that a new wave of cyberattacks is currently hitting companies and governments. The attack has spread around the globe in a matter of hours, affecting the Ukrainian government, Russian enterprises, and other companies throughout Western Europe. Just like the WannaCry ransomware that struck worldwide in May, the new attacks apparently ...›

May 22, 2017Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack could have been prevented. Here’s what businesses need to know.

By now everyone has heard about last week’s unprecedented cyber attack, in which a piece of ransomware known as “WannaCry” wreaked havoc across the world, impacting more than 150 countries and crippling hundreds of organizations—from global businesses to government entities and even Britain’s National Health Service. As the attack made abundantly clear, the public and ...›

The Russians Are Coming. Again.

Foreign intrusion into U.S. elections undermines our core democratic values and poses serious national security threats, according to Morrison & Foerster’s John P. Carlin, the former Assistant Attorney General for National Security.  In his Politico op-ed, “The Russians Are Coming. Again.,” John argues that the most startling revelations from the March 20, 2017 House Intelligence ...›

March 31, 2017Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

Can Border Agents Search Your Phone?

While not a new practice, border searches of international travelers’ electronic devices have garnered a great deal of media attention in recent months and appear to be on the rise.  This article provides practical tips for protecting sensitive data at the border, as well as background on the legal basis and Department of Homeland Security ...›

What Does the Future Have in Store for Rail, Motor Vehicles, and Pipelines

As the U.S. infrastructure system continues to age, enhancing and securing safety across our rails, motor vehicles and pipelines will be a key challenge will over the next few years. A new approach, which has worked well in the aviation industry, involves proactively gathering and analyzing data to identify and mitigate risks before an accident ...›

February 7, 2017Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

FTC Report Reinforces the Rules for Cross-Device Tracking

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a report on cross-device tracking, the process by which companies attempt to ascertain that multiple Internet-connected devices are linked to the same person. Drawing on takeaways from a November 2015 FTC workshop, in which panelists, FTC staff and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez all remarked that cross-device tracking is ...›