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Cybersecurity, A-Z: D is for DronesJD Supra (press release)Unmanned aerial vehicles, or “drones,” as they're commonly called, touch on numerous hot-button cybersecurity issues. As devices connected to networks, they are important when considering the “internet of things.” As used by the government, they …Government Drone Hacking-Destruction Proposal - DocumentCloudDocumentCloudall 27 news articles »
Shareholders Are Getting Restless; Climate Change Resolution Passes at OccidentalJD Supra (press release)In March, I noted BlackRock's increasing concern over climate. One element of its statement was “potential support for shareholder resolutions on climate risk”, where “management's response to our prior engagement has been inadequate. Turns out that …
New Duties for Lawyers? The ABA Weighs In on Cybersecurity.JD Supra (press release)Recently, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 477, which aims to provide guidance and clarity to lawyers as they consider what level of security to give communications with clients . (I was …and more »
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Superfund Reform, Part 2: Giving Credit Where Credit Is DueJD Supra (press release)Last week, I offered less than fulsome praise of EPA Administrator Pruitt's announcement that he was taking control of remedial decision for big Superfund sites. Now, he's followed up with a memorandum announcing establishment of a task force to look …Budget - WhiteHouse.govWhiteHouse.govdocument prepared by the Administration - National Association of Clean Air AgenciesNational Association of Clean Air Agenciesall 269 news articles »
Cava v. Champagne: A Trademark Lawyer's GuideJD Supra (press release)Those of you attending the annual International Trademark Association conference in Barcelona may be drinking a glass of Cava right now and wondering: what makes sparkling wine different from regular wine, and what is the real the difference between ...
Cybersecurity, AZ: C is for CFAAJD Supra (press release)The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA, is the federal “anti-hacking” statute (or sometimes referred to as a “computer trespass” statute). In essence, the CFAA prohibits intentional unauthorized access into another computer, when such action …
Massachusetts House Passes Bill to Expand Protections for Pregnant WorkersJD Supra (press release)Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.3680). If the bill becomes law, it will expand employment protections for pregnant workers in Massachusetts, most significantly ...
Is the May 12 Massive Ransomware Attack a Turning Point?JD Supra (press release)Those “in the know” in the cybersecurity world have been aware for more than a year of the threat posed by ransomware, a type of malware that locks victims' access to their files until they pay a ransom. But discussion of the threat was mostly …Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 - CriticalTechNet - MicrosoftWannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world - SecurelistSecurelistCustomer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks – MSRC - TechNet Blogs - MicrosoftTechNet Blogs - MicrosoftNHS Digitalall 756 news articles »
Supply chain would provide tailwind to offshore energySouthCoastToday.comThe New England Clean Energy Council and Foley Hoag brought together developers, industry representatives, and officials from Massachusetts and New York to take stock of the industry and discuss how the Northeast can forge the way for the American ...and more »
10 Trademark Cases About Yo MamaJD Supra (press release)Anna Jarvis led the efforts to establish the first official celebration of Mother's Day in 1908, during which she honored her own mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis, a Civil War-era social activist. But about a dozen years after that first celebration …
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