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The Vicissitudes of the EU-US Cross-Border Transfer

By Ryan Costello, eTERA Consulting |

A look at SCCs in the Irish High Court, Privacy Shield confidence, and what it means for those searching for a comprehensive compliance program.

Cyber Crime: How Architects, Engineers and Contractors May Be at Risk

By Daniel Gmelin, Hiscox, Property Casualty 360 |

The risk management rundown on making sure your company, no matter the size, is protected from common cyber risks.

The 5 Factors for Legal to Consider for Joint Development Agreements

By Eric M. Lee, Thomson Reuters Practical Law |

Regardless of a joint development agreement's (JDA's) ultimate structure, counsel should consider certain key issues, ranging from IP to dispute resolution.

A Perfect Global Storm: In-House Leaders See Rough Waters, Similar Challenges

By E. Leigh Dance, Global Counsel Leaders Circle |

These six conclusions of one survey, including the increasing focus on technology and IT, say that change is here for in-house counsel.

Got Cool New Tech? There's a Lawsuit for That

By Lisa A. Rickard, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform |

In an opinion column, the president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform asks: Should we regulate new technologies with lawsuits? Plaintiffs lawyers think so. The public disagrees.

Cybervillains Lurk on LinkedIn

By Steve Thomas, McGuire, Craddock & Strother |

The sources for reaping ill-gotten gains have expanded to virtually every corner of the internet, including what might seem an unlikely hunting ground at first glance—LinkedIn.

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Cybercrimes in Civil Litigation: Using the CFAA To Go 'On the Offensive'

By Shain Khoshbin, Munck Wilson Mandala |

There is a split among federal circuit courts of appeals regarding the meaning of the phrase "unauthorized use" in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Statutory Damages: The Future of Cybersecurity Litigation

By Thomas G. Rohback and Patricia M. Carreiro, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider |

Recent cases have taken different lessons from the Supreme Court's Spokeo ruling, but we should expect to see more class actions filed under statutory causes of action.

Back in the GDPR: Using Data Mapping to Arrive at a Privacy Impact Assessment

By Dan Panitz, UnitedLex, and H. Bruce Gordon, Teva Pharmaceuticals |

Any company operating globally should protect their value through exposure containment under both Privacy Shield and the forthcoming GDPR.

Running the Corporate Legal Department Like a Profit Center

By Dan Bodnar and Rob Gitell, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker |

Technology, accountability and innovation are key in making sure the legal department is attuned to organizational forward momentum.

5 Key Cyber Trends Dominating the Early 2017 Discourse

By Jason Straight, UnitedLex |

These talked-about trends span not only the progress made, but also the cybersecurity challenges that still lie ahead.

What Should Be in Your Ransomware Response Plan?

By Paul Bond and Kimberly Chow, Reed Smith |

Ransomware attacks in 2017 are akin to data security breaches a decade ago: a known risk, drawing class-action litigation, for which a plan is needed.

Ask the Marketer: How to Make the Most Out of Legalweek: The Experience

Preparing for the rush of Legaltech and Legal Week? Five legal tech marketing professionals give their tips.