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.

Watch Attorney Howard Zaharoff in New “High-Level Overview of U.S. Privacy/Data Security Landscape” Video

For the next several weeks we will be releasing a series of eight videos of our attorneys discussing key privacy and data security considerations.  In our first video, Howard Zaharoff discuss the privacy and data security landscape, and provides an overview of the complex patchwork of state and federal laws governing privacy and data security in the United States. …

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New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreements

By: Sandra E. Kahn It is expected that President Obama will soon sign into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which creates a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft.  While claims for trade secret theft may still be brought under the various state laws which protect intellectual property, …

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Survey Says: Top NINE Intellectual Property Developments of 2015

By: Callie L. Pioli 2015 was another busy year in terms of intellectual property law, but luckily, MBBP has been carefully monitoring all of the important developments. There were many contenders for spots in our list, but only a select few could make the cut. Get a recap on 2015 (and prepare for success in 2016) by reading …

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Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Services

Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core technology as a service over the internet. On Wednesday February 3rd, at a NECCA (New England …

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Massachusetts Data Protection Regulations

As a reminder, Massachusetts has enacted stringent data protection regulations (the Massachusetts Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth, 201 C.M.R. 17.00 et seq. (the “data protection regulations”) and data disposal legislation (Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93I) (the “disposal law”). These laws likely apply to your business to the extent that you …

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MBBP’s Faith Kasparian’s Article Draws National Interest

MBBP Senior Attorney Faith Kasparian’s article on M&A privacy and compliance concerns (M&A Privacy and Compliance with Applicable Privacy Laws and Sharing of Customer Information) drew the attention of Reporter Katie Rucke of Communication Daily, who consequently called upon Faith to comment for a story Ms. Rucke was preparing for her publication. Ms. Rucke’s story, …

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In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”

Happy Data Privacy Day! Information and data are everywhere. Indeed, as of 2010, it was noted that “every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” And as information and data have proliferated, so too have the laws applicable to privacy and data security. Understanding — …

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