Data Counsel

Commentary Addressing Risks and Opportunities Through the Lifecycle of Data, Technology, Advertising and Innovation

Latest from Data Counsel

I’m delighted today to focus on a key player in BakerHostetler’s Digital Assets and Data Management group. David Carney is an exceptional lawyer who is on the cutting edge of privacy litigation in the United States. His work on a series of high-profile matters over the past six years has established important parameters regarding plaintiff claims, damages, and the scope of litigation in this evolving area of law. We’re very proud of his most recent…
On August 30, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced three settled orders against several investment advisers, broker-dealers, and dual registrants for violations of Regulation S-P allegedly resulting from business email compromises that each exposed or potentially exposed the personal information of thousands of customers.[1] These enforcement actions underscore the following lessons for broker-dealers and investment advisers of all stripes.…
On September 9, Craig Carpenter joined an episode of “Careers in Data Privacy,” a podcast that interviews data privacy professionals to learn about the journey they took to get to where they are today. During the episode, Craig talked about his science background and his time at Clemson University, his decision to go to law school, and his interests in technology which led him to a legal career in data privacy and technology transactions. Listen
Ohio recently became the latest state to consider enacting comprehensive privacy legislation. On July 13, 2021, the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (House Bill 376) was introduced into the Ohio House of Representatives with the backing of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted. If passed, OPPA would establish consumer data rights for natural persons who are residents of Ohio acting only in individual or household contexts, not residents acting in a business capacity…
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued a request for information and public comment on the use of new and emerging technologies by investment advisers and broker-dealers that suggests potential regulatory action to come.[1] According to its release, the SEC is seeking to understand how registrants — whether online brokerages, robo-advisers, internet investment advisers, or more traditionally-operated firms — use various digital engagement practices, interactive websites and mobile applications, or artificial intelligence to…
The 2021 edition of BakerHostetler’s annual Data Security Incident Response Report – a report based on the firm’s experience with data security incident response and litigation over the past year – features a number of important insights previously covered on this blog including trends in global breach notification, healthcare industry risks and ransomware. The Report is a helpful tool for companies to identify and respond to trends in data privacy and security, especially…
Carpino recognized as “showcase winner” in all three type-of-library categories The American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL) recently recognized BakerHostetler’s legal content services supervisor, Lindsey Carpino, for her role in developing “Review-it,” a crowd sourced review tool that shares feedback on legal resource tools to the community at large. “Review-it” swept all three type-of-library categories at the first-ever AALL Innovation Showcase. “This award illustrates that Lindsey is a leader in the world…
On July 7, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (CoPA) into law, making Colorado the third state to enact a comprehensive privacy law, joining California and Virginia. The Act goes into effect on July 1, 2023, and shares many of the rights and obligations provided in other comprehensive privacy laws such as the GDPR, CCPA and Virginia CDPA. Our prior blog posts regarding the CCPA/CPRA and the CDPA outline the significant requirements…
The emergence of e-sports is no longer news. According to industry reports, the global e-sports industry created over $950 million in total revenue in 2020, and experts expect that number to grow to $1.6 billion by 2023. While the sports industry is struggling to stay afloat amid a global pandemic, e-sports has seized the moment to raise its profile as a viable — and for many, preferable — alternative to traditional sporting events. But as…
Rob Musiala, a Counsel in the Digital Assets and Data Management group and the co-leader of our Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies team, breaks down everything you need to know about NFTs, all in 10 minutes or less. Questions & Comments: rmusiala@bakerlaw.com Listen to the episode. Subscribe to BakerHosts Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn Download Episode Transcript