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LegalTech News Highlights From 2021 – The Remote Working Challenges

LegalTech News Highlights From 2021 - The Remote Working Challenges 1

  Nicole Black – In many ways, 2021 felt like the year that would never end. The pandemic dragged on, and new variants popped up like whack-a-moles. The resulting instability resulted in an increased reliance on remote working software, as lawyers put into place technology that provided the flexibility that their firms needed to transition …

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Cybersecurity Law – How Should Your Firm Respond To Renewed Emphasis on Cybersecurity?

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Aaron Nicodemus* If your firm does business with the U.S. government—through a contract or receiving grant funds—your cybersecurity defenses had better be up to snuff. Recent pronouncements from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and White House make it clear the government will be far less tolerant of excuses from companies who don’t report breaches in …

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15 Ways Your Firm – or Business – Can Avoid Exposure To Cyber Crime

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Most cyber experts acknowledge that virtually every domestic enterprise will experience one or more cyber-attacks in the coming years – the appropriate question is when the attack(s) will occur, not whether it will happen  Business Exposure to Internet Crime Each year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (“IC3”) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes its Internet Crime Report.  The …

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Alston & Bird: US Disrupt Different Malware Strains With Global Co-Operation

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On January 27 and 28, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced two successful operations to disrupt two different strains of malware, Netwalker ransomware and a banking Trojan known as Emotet, which have affected victims around the globe and caused millions of dollars in damage in recent years. The law enforcement actions against Netwalker and Emotet are the …

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Clifford Chance & Data Litigation Toolkit

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The risks to businesses of civil claims arising out of data breaches have been underplayed. Data litigation is on the rise and the exposures are potentially significant. In this briefing, we explore the key defences to such claims and the arguments available – in light of the emerging case law – to challenge the large …

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Yury Mosha – Russian Immigrant Gaining Congress Attention for Section 230

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  How One Man is Making a Change   Don Hagan – In the news, there has been a lot of attention towards technology, and one specific focus has been Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. With Joe Biden being the president-elect, there has been talk about what is in store for this act, …

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Skaden Privacy & Cybersecurity Update

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In this month’s edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the U.S. Treasury’s advisories regarding the role of financial intermediaries in ransomware payments, a ruling by the Israeli data protection authority that deems the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield invalid and the CJEU’s ruling finding Belgian, French and U.K. mass surveillance laws incompatible with European law. …

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Ransomware: More than your data is at risk warns latest US Treasury Advisories

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Clifford Chance – The US Department of Treasury recently issued advisories aimed at financial institutions and corporates being extorted to make or process payments relating to ransomware attacks. The advisories are a reminder to consider money laundering and sanctions risks as part of ransomware crisis management. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) advisory, “Advisory on …

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How COVID-19 Has Created An Advantage for Hackers & Other Bad Actors With Ransomware Attacks

How COVID-19 Has Created An Advantage for Hackers & Other Bad Actors With Ransomware Attacks 7

Patterson Belknap – As we previously described and as reflected in the rapidly increasing number of cyber-attacks since its start, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a shift in working practices that hackers and other bad actors are using to their advantage.  Recent studies show a 273% percent rise in large-scale data breaches in the first quarter of 2020, compared to prior-year …

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Nine Things You Need to Know About the Trump Administration Sanctions Against TikTok and WeChat

Nine Things You Need to Know About the Trump Administration Sanctions Against TikTok and WeChat 8

By Scott Flicker, Behnam Dayanim, Haiyan Tang,Quinn Dang,Derek Turnbull & Talya Hutchison On Thursday, August 6, 2020, the Trump Administration took long-rumored action against the popular social media apps, TikTok and WeChat, in the forms of two executive orders. The orders largely prohibit persons or property subject to U.S. jurisdiction from transactions with the China-based owners of the apps, escalating tensions …

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