Topic Archives: Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

A ‘global game of whack-a-mole’: Overseas data rules are stuck in the 19th century

Law enforcement and national security officials’ attempts to access foreign-stored data often reveal a stark contrast: the digital data at issue is from the 21st century, while the available mechanisms to access it are decades or centuries old. The Supreme Court is addressing this very issue in United States v. Microsoft, which was argued last week and appeared ...›

In U.S. v. Microsoft, a Decades-Old Law Leaves Few Good Options

Writing in Wired, Morrison & Foerster’s David Newman reviews last week’s much-anticipated oral argument in United States v. Microsoft—which asks whether a warrant issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2703 of the Stored Communications Act (SCA) reaches communications stored overseas by providers located in the United States. Among the takeaways of oral argument was that several justices ...›

February 15, 2018Data Privacy + Cybersecurity

MoFo’s Nathan Taylor Testifies On Breach Notification Before House Financial Services Committee

On February 14, 2018, Morrison & Foerster’s Nathan Taylor testified before the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, in a hearing entitled, “Examining the Current Data Security And Breach Notification Regulatory Regime.”  Mr. Taylor remarked that the current breach notification regime consists of a complex matrix of often duplicative or ...›

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 ...›