Happy Halloween! Client Alert: 4 SCARY Facts about the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation

This Halloween, in the privacy and data security world, it is not the ghost or goblin that should frighten your business – but rather, the looming May 25, 2018 deadline for compliance with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  In honor of Halloween, MBBP’s privacy and data security team shares 4 SCARY facts about the GDPR. To …

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Faith Kasparian Comments on Privacy & Data Security Implications of Burger King’s New Google-Triggering Ad

Intellectual property attorney Faith Kasparian comments on the potential privacy and data security repercussions of Burger King's new ad in Bloomberg's article, "Burger King's Google-Triggering Ad Invites Complaints, Scrutiny". The article discusses Burger King's recent ad controversy, after it prompted consumers' Google Home devices to respond to the prompt "OK, Google. What is the Whopper burger?". Faith …

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List Mania: Top IP Developments of 2016

While you may have been distracted by a tumultuous 2016, at MBBP we have been monitoring developments in intellectual property. We are happy to present, in no particular order, our list of the top IP developments of 2016, plus an Honorable Mention for 2017. In the full article on our website, "List Mania: Top IP …

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Privacy & Data Security Video: Privacy & Data Security Issues for Service Recipients and Service Providers

In our eighth and final Privacy & Data Security video clip, MBBP attorney Faith Kasparian discusses how companies sharing information with third-party service providers can create liabilities, both because many data breaches arise from third-party access, and because companies fail to oversee these third parties as required by law.  Faith will guide you through a few key points …

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Privacy & Data Security Video: Understanding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

In our seventh Privacy & Data Security video clip, MBBP attorney Faith Kasparian discusses key points concerning the scope of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and why it is critical that businesses comply with the act. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to check out our Privacy & Data Security playlist for …

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Privacy & Data Security Video: Data Breach Response Requirements

In our sixth Privacy & Data Security video clip, attorney Sandy Kahn discusses the steps the law requires you to take if your company experiences a data breach. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to check out our Privacy & Data Security playlist for related videos.

Privacy & Data Security Video: Privacy and Data Security in the Cloud

In our fifth Privacy & Data Security video clip, MBBP attorney Howard Zaharoff identifies the legal and practical measures that both cloud providers and cloud customers should take, including the critical terms each should require in their contracts. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to check out our Privacy & Data Security playlist for …

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Privacy & Data Security Video: The Importance of Developing an Accurate Privacy Policy

In our fourth Privacy & Data Security video clip, MBBP attorney Faith Kasparian discusses how having an inaccurate privacy policy may expose your business to liability for unfair and deceptive trade practices. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to check out our Privacy & Data Security playlist for related videos.

Privacy & Data Security Video: Written Information Security Programs (WISPs) Under Massachusetts Law

In our third Privacy & Data Security video clip, attorney Sandra Kahn discusses the importance of a company's Written Information Security Program (WISP).  Specifically, Sandy explains the data security regulations that require every company that owns or licenses personal information about Massachusetts residents to develop, implement, and maintain a WISP. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel …

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Privacy & Data Security Video: Privacy in M&A Transactions

In our second Privacy & Data Security video clip, MBBP Attorney Faith Kasparian discusses key privacy and data security issues that companies must consider when participating in an acquisition. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to check out our Privacy & Data Security playlist for related videos.