Google and Oracle Battle in Court Over Copyright Law

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Google Oracle Court Case

Creating software code from scratch can later become the basis of advanced developments for devices and operating systems. Developers with innovation in mind can take existing software and alter it to build new programs. In the case of Google vs. Oracle, the latter claims that Google has used Oracle’s copyrighted programming code in an Android operating system. Oracle sued Google … Read More

Digital Privacy Bill Proposed in Congress

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Congress Online Privacy Act

Democratic representatives Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren of California recently proposed the Online Privacy Act, which would authorize the creation of a federal agency devoted exclusively to the protection of online privacy rights defined by the bill. The legislation would authorize the new agency to hire 1,600 employees and give them the authority to impose fines for transgressions. Overview of … Read More

The Need for Cyber Insurance Increases as Cyber Risks Grow

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Cyber Insurance Industry Wide

Cyber insurance, or “cyber liability insurance,” covers your business from unexpected attacks such as data breaches and other cybercrimes. This insurance can be purchased by individuals and businesses. It essentially protects users from web-based risks and risks surrounding information technology and its associated activities. Do you need cyber liability? Evidence shows that data security is increasingly important for companies and … Read More

New York Creates New Data Security Act for Businesses

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New York Data Security Act

In October 2019, the State of New York passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), which mandates that any business that possesses certain private information regarding New York State residents provide data breach notifications. Businesses must meet these requirements regardless of if they do business in New York. A second part of the Act will … Read More

Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

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Internet of Things IoT Cybersecurity Risks Threats

The time we live in today is internet connected, but it wasn’t always that way. This side of twenty-five years ago, it was expensive, rare, and difficult to be connected to the internet. You were considered fortunate to have a wired, desktop computer that ate up your phone line and took eight minutes to connect. If you were very lucky, … Read More