There are a number of state student privacy laws of which schools and technology companies whose programs and services are being used for educational purposes during the Coronavirus pandemic should be aware.

For example, a number of states have student online personal information protection acts (SOPIPAs) which prohibit website, online/cloud service, and application vendors from

By now, most of us have participated in at least one videoconference from the comfort of our homes, be it for a work meeting, a fitness class, or a virtual happy hour with friends across the country. Easing the transition from business-as-usual to social distancing and sheltering-in-place, these video communications platforms and apps have no

There is no doubt that we are generating, processing, and transferring more data RIGHT NOW than we ever have before.  It is almost certain that our data generation, processing and transmission is many, many times that today than it was this same time last week—not to mention last month—because of “work-around” efforts due to the

More people than ever before are teleworking.  Schools are closed.  Events are cancelled.  Live sports are cancelled.  Restaurants in many areas are closed.  So, what are a lot of people doing?  They are reading the news.  And a lot of them are looking for the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak.

And scammers know this. 

Coronavirus disease, which is also known as COVID-19, poses a number of significant challenges to business organizations.  Many businesses plan to address these challenges by encouraging or even requiring remote work by implementing telecommuting or work-from-home (WFH) programs. Organizations as disparate as hotel chains, major universities, and even the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its 2019 Privacy and Data Security Update, highlighting its enforcement actions in 2019 directed to the protection of consumer privacy and data security.

In the roundup of 2019 Privacy Cases, the Update highlights the FTC’s and the Department of Justice’s record $5 billion penalty imposed on Facebook—the largest

Last week, 23andMe, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing service, announced its strategic license agreement with Almirall, a leading global pharmaceutical company, for the rights to a bispecific monoclonal antibody designed to treat Il-36 cytokines in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The antibody was discovered by 23andMe’s Therapeutics team, using the genetic information from more than 8 million

Christopher A. Ott, CIPP/US, former Supervisory Counterintelligence and Cyber Counsel to the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and most recently, a partner in private practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP advising clients on litigation and business strategy when facing data and privacy issues, has joined Rothwell Figg’s Privacy, Data