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Gerry Elman is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Technology Law

Elman Technology Law is pleased to announce that Gerry Elman has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Technology Law for the year 2017.

Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.  Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.  For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulting in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.  Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Gerry has also been profiled in each edition of Who’s Who in America since 1988 and continues to be listed in SuperLawyers Pennsylvania for Intellectual Property Law.

Sept. 22, 2016 our Elman & Waterston to speak on Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box) at TPNG meeting in Philadelphia area

Every business, large and small, is investigating its cybersecurity.  And increasingly, they’re investigating their employees, clients, vendors, and suppliers, too.  If you haven’t seen a cybersecurity questionnaire yet, you soon will.  You need to know more and do more than just checking a box.  You need a security strategy permeating every part of your organization.

On Thursday, September 22, join attorneys Gerry Elman and Joshua Waterston of Elman Technology Law as they present “Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box)” to the Technology Professionals Networking Group (TPNG).

How? Follow this link to register.  Note: walk-ins will NOT be allowed.

How Much?  $10 through Friday, September 16 (early-bird price); $15 through Wednesday, September 21

Where? The TPNG will meet at the Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 View map here

When? September 22, 2016.  Networking starts at 5:30, meeting at 6.

The TPNG of Philadelphia has been in existence since 2003.  Through TPNG, IT professionals support one another through generosity and camaraderie.  The TPNG is a terrific opportunity to share business contacts, technology resources, and career information with like-minded professionals.


US and EU finalize “Privacy Shield” agreement to replace invalidated “Safe Harbor” privacy policy

EU-US Privacy_Shield - US Dept. of CommerceYesterday the European Union and the United States finalized a “Privacy Shield” agreement which enables companies to exchange personal data between the EU and US without violating the EU’s stricter privacy laws (last year the “Safe Harbor” policy was overturned by an EU court due to insufficient privacy protections for EU citizens.). Under this agreement, the US government monitors compliance by US companies, EU citizens can seek redress in US courts if they believe their privacy is being violated by a US company, and the US government had to guarantee that they weren’t secretly collecting data on EU citizens. The full “fact sheet” is here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/files/factsheets/factsheet_eu-us_privacy_shield_en.pdf
-Joshua D. Waterston, Esq.

American Bar Ass’n to distribute FBI cyber-threat warnings

April 12, 2016 – In the wake of headlines detailing cyber-breaches at some of the most prominent law firms in the U.S., the President of the American Bar Association this morning sent a letter to its members, advising that from now on we will receive FBI Amber Alerts with intelligence that warn of cyber-threats to the legal industry.

Internet connectivity is the new “electricity”: Underwriters Labs (UL) meet The Third Wave

UL logo Underwriters LaboratoriesSince 1894, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have been providing safety certification for products, especially those with electrical cords. On April 5, 2016, they announced that they’re extending their reach to cybersecurity.  UL will test and certify products that are increasingly becoming elements of the Internet of Things.

Steve Case‘s book “The Third Wave,” coincidentally also published on April 5th, is right on point:

“The Third Wave is the era when the Internet stops belonging to Internet companies. It is the era in which products will require the Internet, even if the Internet doesn’t define them. It is the era when the term ‘Internet-enabled’ will start to sound as ludicrous as the term ‘electricity-enabled,’ as if either were notable differentiators.”

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