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FBI reports $3.1 billion lost by businesses through “business email compromise”

This article co-authored with guest blogger David Wang, a R+C summer associate and student at Boston College Law School Wire fraud crime has long been a problem for financial institutions and banks. However, wire fraud through email is a completely different beast. Originally characterized by law enforcement as an extension of traditional wire fraud, wire fraud by … Continue Reading

Madison at Fort Meade: Checks, Balances, and the NSA

This article courtesy of guest blogger Prof. Peter Margulies of Roger Williams University School of Law and originally appeared in the Privacy blog of The Lawfare Institute. When a group of civil society representatives and academics gathered at the NSA this past Thursday, it became clear—to me at least—that the NSA has taken the teachings of James Madison … Continue Reading

Think you’re covered? Think again

This article courtesy of guest blogger Alfonso Nardi, a student at Roger Williams University School of Law Commercial General Liability policies (CGL) typically do not include data protection loss coverage, although some insurers offer additional data protection endorsements. Normally those additional endorsements only cover data losses caused by physical damage. That means, if your employee damages … Continue Reading

Important Issues are yet to be corrected in the Right to be Forgotten

This article courtesy of guest blogger Michael Ferron, a student at Roger Williams University School of Law The recognition by the European Union of a “Right to be Forgotten” has caused much controversy, but seemingly progress is being made. The Right, which entitles Europeans to petition data controllers to prevent harmful information about them from appearing … Continue Reading

Privacy Shield’s prospects: the good, the bad, and the ugly

This article courtesy of guest blogger Prof. Peter Margulies of Roger Williams University School of Law and originally appeared in the Privacy blog of The Lawfare Institute. If the devil is in the details, then the announcement early Monday of the inner workings of the new US-EU data-transfer agreement, Privacy Shield, may lack the granularity the deal needs … Continue Reading
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