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11/12/15

What does the Cybersecurity Act mean for your business?

According to a 2013 study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, cybercrime costs the United States an estimated $100 billion per year. Businesses and the government clearly have an interest in curbing those losses. On Oct. 27, the U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754). While it still must be reconciled with the House version, and then signed into law by the president, the bill seems likely to be enacted into law sometime in early 2016.

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10/15/15

Humpty Dumpty’s great fall: business continuity planning

According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25% of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. Gartner Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company, further estimates that 43% of companies were immediately put out of business by a major loss of computer records, with another 51% ceasing operations within two years — for a staggering 6% survival rate after two years. How is a business owner to manage this “bet-the-company” risk? Through business continuity (BC) planning.

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09/17/15

Lease considerations with small cell wireless technology

As the demand for wireless bandwidth continues to grow, wireless providers are increasingly turning to small cell technology to address gaps in wireless capacity. The use of small cells or “micro” cells presents many of the same issues from a leasing perspective as traditional “macro” cells installed on towers or other tall structures; however, several unique issues with small cells should be considered by both property owners and wireless companies.

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08/18/15

Data breach wonderland: What's a business to do?

In February 2015, I reported with some optimism that the current U.S. Congress may actually pass a federal data breach notification law. But alas, in the dog days of summer, that optimism has waned and the likelihood of passing a federal law this year has significantly diminished. Concerns about the preemption of tougher state laws, vague security standards, and consumer privacy concerns have doomed federal efforts.

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07/23/15

Social media contests — creative marketing tools, but beware the FTC

Social media contests, sweepstakes, and promotions are great ways for companies to promote new products, engage with customers, collect data, and enhance online branding. However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun increasingly scrutinizing these practices. Before launching a social media promotion, companies should take steps to ensure that their promotion will not run afoul of FTC requirements.

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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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