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Cybersecurity insurance: Maximizing coverage to mitigate risk

By now most businesses understand that the question is not whether they will experience a data breach incident but when. Knowing how to mitigate the risks that flow from a breach is vital. In addition to implementing a program of administrative, technical, and physical control measures to identify and reduce the risk, cybersecurity insurance is a means of mitigating the financial risks to the business if those other control measures fail.

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Revisiting regulatory hurdles to broadband expansion

In January 2015, we highlighted two cases pending before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) with potentially significant implications for broadband expansion in the state. Since that time, recent decisions in both cases have contributed to the evolving regulatory landscape for broadband expansion in Wisconsin, and the potential costs and risks to broadband providers.

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What U.S. companies need to know about the evolving EU privacy rules

For the past 20 years, when U.S. companies needed to share employee information, collect consumer data, target advertisements, or complete e-commerce transactions, they were able to avoid strict penalties and cumbersome data transfer rules required by the European Union (EU) Data Privacy Directive (the Directive). Now, both U.S. companies and EU citizens are in limbo about what is happening with their data.

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Bug bounty programs: Hacking for good or evil?

Obtaining cyber insurance, hiring trusted staff to ensure the safety of your information technology (IT) infrastructure, and adopting cutting edge security measures are just a few of the preemptive steps essential to preventing data breaches today. But even after these steps are taken, your company may still be vulnerable.

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A revised UFADAA keeps the PEAC(e)

After the drafting of two distinct statutes and more than a year of subsequent comment and stakeholder negotiation, a revised proposal from the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is closer than ever to securing widespread support in establishing a statute governing third-party fiduciaries’ access rights to “digital assets.” The Revised Uniform Access to Digital Assets Act (RUFADAA) would govern fiduciaries’ ability to disclose the digital assets of trust settlors and deceased and incapacitated persons.

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About This Blog

Mindi Giftos and her colleagues in Husch Blackwell’s Technology Law group handle a wide variety of issues related to emerging and established technologies, including intellectual property, development and licensing, commercial contracting, and corporate transactions across a broad range of industries.

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