blogging beyond

We have a lot of opinions and ideas—and we are not shy about sharing them. Here, you will find fresh content from the Sequel team and guest bloggers about the latest legal, Internet, technology and market developments and trends. Have an idea for a future topic to be addressed and discussed in our blog? Please contact us at info@sequeltechlaw.com with your idea.

Posted by Sequel on August 26, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: Bloomberg BNA, Computerworld, customer data, cyber security, data breaches, Edith Ramirez, FTC, Sequel, Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Wall Street Journal, Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

What Are the Federal Government’s Standards for Cyber Security?

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can now take action against companies failing to protect customer data, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The important point to note about this headline is that the federal government has not set actual standards for cyber security. Therefore, it […]

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Posted by Sequel on August 21, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: Bloomberg BNA, Cohen & Jessup LLP, cybercrime, cybersecurity, data breach, data privacy, Data Security, Ervin, Patrick Fraioli, Privacy, Security, small and medium-size businesses, SMBs

What Small and Medium-Size Businesses Can Do To Recover from Cybercrime

We found Bloomberg BNA’s recent interview with Patrick Fraioli, partner and chairman of the Data Privacy & Security Workgroup at Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP, quite insightful. The overarching theme of Mr. Fraioli’s interview is that small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) are feeling the greatest impact from cybercrime. As Sequel has said before, and as […]

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Posted by Sequel on August 21, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: data privacy, data protection, Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, International Business Machine, Liam Benham

U.S. Businesses Need To Get Serious About Europe’s Data Protection

Guidelines for U.S. firms operating in Europe could become much tighter as Europe’s data protection watchdog is calling to enforce costly fines on businesses violating new data-privacy rules. This should act as a wakeup call for U.S. businesses to get serious about this issue. The European Commission and many national governments are pushing for a […]

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Posted by Sequel on June 17, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: cyberattacks, hackers, internal processes, network security, personal data, verbal confirmation

Verbal Confirmation: Protecting Yourself Against Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Small businesses and law firms are not immune to cyberattacks, which is why regularly evaluating network security and internal processes is critically important. Hackers now have the ability to pull together disparate pieces of information about you using computerized brute force attacks, which are essentially massive computers with pre-programmed algorithms trying every possible logical password. […]

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Posted by Sequel on July 2, 2014
Topic: blogs, Copyrights
Tags: Google, Scanning Books

Federal Court Rules Scanning of Library Holdings Falls Within ‘Fair Use’ Exception

In a closely watched case, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the scanning of book contents by libraries for archival and research purposes constitutes a ‘Fair Use’ of those copyrighted materials. Ruling in Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust, No. 12-4547, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 10803 (2d Cir. Jun. 10, […]

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