Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Google Study Finds Phishing Is Top Online Threat Top Tech News Google said it has used those findings to secure the accounts of victims whose data was being marketed online, and to strengthen security measures … Hackers Claim to Defeat iPhone X ‘Face ID’ “It just goes to show that biometrics are still not the panacea that some hope they will one day become,” says Alan Woodward, a professor of computer … Missouri is Taking Page from Europe and Investigating Google CNBC  The investigation focuses on Google’s use of data and whether the search giant is stifling … The Missouri attorney general’s office is investigating whether Google has run afoul of consumer protection or antitrust laws in the state. Max Shrems Tries Again in Data Privacy Battle with Facebook Irish Times As well as Facebook, Mr Schrems has been locked in combat with Ireland’s Data…       Read More

HBS sponsored the World Affairs Council program, “The Intersection of Finance and Policy.” Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Exchange and Chairman, New York Stock Exchange was the speaker. Dennis Lockhart, Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, served as moderator. HBS attorneys Carsten Alting, James Standard and John Parkerson attended the event with HBS international clients and the Consul General of Belgium.

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Critics Are Wrong to Slam iPhone X’s New Face Tech Computerworld Biometrics in general and face recognition in particular are touchy subjects among privacy campaigners. Unlike a password, you can’t change your … Analysis: Rogue Twitter Employee Who Deleted Trump’s Account Could Face Hacking Charges The Morning Sun The CFAA – short for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act – is the federal government’s premiere anti-hacking law. It’s been used, controversially, to go … Australia Likely to Get its Own GDPR ZDNet The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require organisations around the world that hold data belonging to … Equifax Says Execs Who Sold Shares Were Not Aware of Data Breach Reuters (Reuters) – Equifax Inc said on Friday that none of the four executives who sold their shares before details of a data breach were disclosed publicly … AP Finds Hackers…       Read More

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. hosted a half-day program at its offices on November 1 for a Chinese delegation from the Shanghai Administration Institute and UGA’s International Center of the Carl Vinson Institute.  HBS attorneys John Hall, John Parkerson, Carsten Alting, James Standard, and Ashik Jahan delivered remarks.  Among numerous subjects covered by HBS’ international practitioners were US-Chinese relationships from the local business perspective, global governance, the role of foreign trade offices and consulates, international transactions and business forms, immigration considerations for businesses, and assisting international clients with taxation and international investments.

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. USB Stick Found in West London Contained Heathrow Security Data The Register Detailed security arrangements for London Heathrow airport, including the Queen’s precise route every time she passes through, were found on a … ‘Dark Overlord’ Hacking Group Has Threatened to Spill the Beans on Hollywood The INQUIRER ‘Dark Overlord’ hacking group has threatened to spill the beans on … It’s been stated that we’re pioneering a new frontier of cyber-based business… UI Computer Security Increased After Keyloggers Used to Change Grades KCRG IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — The University of Iowa says it now has a safer intranet. That’s after the F.B.I. says a former wrestler was able to hack in … Here’s Another Cyber Scam that Could Cost You Thousands Miami Herald The scam generally works like this: Hackers find an opening into a title company’s or realty agent’s email account, track upcoming home…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. EU Commission’s First Annual Review Confirms Adequacy of the EU-US Privacy Shield The National Law Review In finding that Privacy Shield continues to provide adequate safeguards for personal data transferred to the United States from the EU, the Commission … These Children’s Smartwatches Are Raising Some Serious Privacy Concerns WSB Atlanta The issue of data-leaking smart devices geared toward children is a … With the holiday season approaching, privacy and potentially data-leaking … Why Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions Can Uncover New Cybersecurity Risks Healthcare IT News These risks can be further elevated during acquisitions since the likelihood of a breach increases as the total cyber footprint expands, Leone said. Millions Caught in South Africa’s ‘Worst Data Breach’ BBC News Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet … New Cyber…       Read More

Written by: Beth Boone, Esq.  and Steven P. Bristol, Esq. Incarceration is big business in the United States, with costs to taxpayers estimated at over $80 billion dollars per year for the estimated 2.2 million individuals in custody. From county jails to state prisons, correctional healthcare providers are in the news daily, from questions and concerns regarding the expenses of jail and prison healthcare contracts to inmates alleging indifference to their medical needs or substandard care by local, state, and federal employees or governmental contract providers. Defending correctional healthcare providers can involve professional negligence and medical malpractice claim management, while often juggling federal civil rights allegations in the same action. The interplay of state and federal causes of action and rights with custodial issues makes the defense of these matters, from pro se inmates to families seeking wrongful death claims through highly skilled attorneys, an increasingly complex matter. Historically, most…       Read More

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Researchers Uncover Flaw that Makes Wi-Fi Vulnerable to Hacks Reuters … hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. FILE PHOTO: A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer … Hyatt Hotels Discovers Card Data Breach at 41 Properties Reuters Hyatt Hotels Corp (H.N) said on Thursday it had discovered unauthorized access to payment card information at certain Hyatt-managed … Professor: KU Student Expelled for Hacking, Changing Grades Online KSHB Barrett-Gonzalez said the school reported that the student plugged a keystroke logger into the back of a lecture hall computer and was eventually able … Microsoft Windows 10 Breaches Dutch Privacy Law BBC News “It turns out that Microsoft’s operating system follows about every step you take on your computer. That results in an intrusive profile of yourself,” said … Teen Image Sharing Site We Heart It Reveals Historic…       Read More