EU Regulators Crack Down on Taking Cookies from the Cookie Jar: How the EDPB’s Recent Consent Guidelines May Affect Your Business’s Website 

In May of this year, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued guidelines on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Consistent with European practice (perhaps tradition at this point), the EDPB requires a high threshold to be met for adequate consent to process personal data. As a result of the guidelines, we have …

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Event Recap: 10/24 Privacy Event

At Morse and Hewitsons’ privacy event on October 24, a diverse panel dispelled fears associated with an ever-changing patchwork of privacy rules and regulations. The panel, led by Morse Associate Ryan Perry, CIPP/US, shared several strategies on implementing a successful privacy program, but the common refrain among them was the importance of engaging the entire …

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Confronting Privacy Fears: Practical Approaches to Challenges in the U.S. and EU

Morse and Hewitsons invite you to a panel event: Confronting Privacy Fears: Practical Approaches to Challenges in the U.S. and EU on Thursday, October 24 at our Waltham office. Topics will include diverse legal, business, and operational perspectives, both from right here in Massachusetts and from across the pond, and pragmatic advice on how to …

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Attorneys Earn IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional Credentials

   Jamie Dalton and Ryan Perry have earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification. Developed and launched by the IAPP with leading subject matter experts, the CIPP is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The …

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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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