Photo credit: Pixabay.com Can a business prevent an unreasonable customer from posting a negative (and unfair) online review to Yelp, Facebook, Amazon, or other online platform? For example, a reviewer wrote, “Do Not Camp Anywhere Near Here - You Will Freeze” when posting a one-star TripAdvisor review of the Columbia Ice Field in [...]
Will your underwear become a node on the Internet of Things? Gerry Elman attended the Greater Philadelphia Smart Fabrics Conference at Drexel University's Center for Functional Fabrics on May 9, 2017. He enjoyed learning more about the Smart Belly Band for pregnant moms, developed in the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab at Drexel's ExCITe Center. Gerry continues to [...]
On December 8, 2016, Gerry Elman gave a presentation on Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things. As new products and services are designed, innovators will need to build-in security from the outset and consider the privacy implications of the data derived from them. Gerry shared the very latest information on the subject (including [...]
https://www.meetup.com/TriState-IoT/events/232731983/ The issues are as current as recent headlines: Was your voting machine hacked??? Presidential candidate Jill Stein has asked for a recount in Pennsylvania. On October 21, 2016, consumers were unable to reach Netflix, Twitter, CNN and several other well-known websites. This was because Dyn, a provider of core Internet services for these sites, was in [...]
Thank You to TPNG for hosting our presentation “Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box)”
On September 22, 2016, Elman Technology Law attorneys Gerry Elman and Joshua Waterston gave a presentation on "Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box)" to the Philadelphia chapter of the Technology Professionals Networking Group (TPNG). Attendees included Information Technology professionals of varied interests and backgrounds - entrepreneurs, directors, consultants, analysts and [...]
We spoke on Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box) to Philly’s TPNG chapter
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. [...]
Yesterday 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, [...]
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 [...]
Since 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 [...]
Elman Technology Law attorneys Gerry Elman and Joshua Waterston presented the legal seminar “Cybersecurity Ethical and Legal Challenges: How to Protect your Clients and Your Firm" at the Delaware County Bar Association on Feb. 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. DELAWARE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CLE SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 “CYBERSECURITY ETHICAL AND LEGAL [...]
On February 2, 2016, Gerry Elman will be a presenter at a webinar about how businesses can minimize their legal exposure from cybersecurity threats. Instead of paying $249, you can register for free as our guest, via our registration link. For further information, see below, or click here for more details. Cyber Security Litigation: What [...]
It’s Christmas Eve: Internet systems at patent offices in U.S.A. and Australia have crashed. Just coincidence?
Christmas eve 2015: Why are the Internet connections to the government patent offices in both the U.S. and Australia shut down right now?