Reminder To Review Your Contracts

Review Your Contracts Every Year. One of the most important tools to protect your business – your ideas (copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information), customer relationships and talent pool – is your written contract. Your contract is the foundation for a reliable relationship for you, your customers and your employees. More importantly, it […]

Data Protection & Copyright Law

Globally, non-profits, NGOs, and environmental advocacy organizations are expanding scientific data collection while combining this data with data from third parties. Data scientists increasingly find themselves applying creative thought the the selection of tools and instruments, calibration of those instruments, and the process and selection of data to measure. This combined data is then used […]

What Is Cyberlaw?

On November 13, I had the honor of providing a lecture on Cyberlaw to students at the Boston College Law School. Virtually, of course. I had been asked to talk about trends in Cyberlaw with a specific focus on issues related to intellectual property. So what is Cyberlaw? Simply put, it is the “Rules of […]

David Adler takes center stage in Washington D.C. at ISACA #CSXNA 2017

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Adler’s topic was Trends in Cyber-Law 2017. Cyber-Law “governs the digital dissemination of both (digitalized) information and software and legal aspects of information technology more broadly, including information security and electronic commerce. Cyber law  is a term that encapsulates the legal issues related to use of the Internet. It is less a distinct field of law […]

ICYMI – Cyber Security & Forensics “Data At Risk” 2017

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin In case you missed this year’s ForenSecure Conference on Cyber Security and Data Forensics, there is a link below to my presentation. To give you an idea how fast the law is changing in these areas, you need look no further than the state of New […]

Cybersecurity is one of the top risks organizations must manage in 2017

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin This article first appeared in THE LEGAL SIDE OF TECH on CIO.com here. Recent high-profile data breaches highlight the challenges in understanding how laws apply to a wide variety of information management scenarios and a host of other regulatory, compliance and legal issues. Cybersecurity and privacy […]

U.S. Supreme Court Protects Varsity Brands Uniform Designs

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin By now it’s hard to say anything new about the U.S. Supreme Court victory of Varsity Brands in the STAR ATHLETICA, L.L.C. v. VARSITY BRANDS, INC. copyright infringement lawsuit. If you don’t know the case it’s fairly straightforward: Varsity Brands has over 200 copyright registrations for […]

Privacy & Security Issues In Smart Home and IoT Devices

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Comprised of connected devices such as thermostats, automobiles, electricity, televisions, fitness trackers, security/baby-monitoring cameras, medical devices, cell phones and tablets, IoT adoption is penetrating some of the world’s most regulated industries such as healthcare, energy, government, financial services, and retail. The potential size of the IoT […]

Getting Smart about Smart-Device #Privacy ISBA

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin My latest Article in the Illinois Bar Journal entitled – Getting Smart about Smart-Device #Privacy, discusses wide range of legal and regulatory issues around privacy and security affecting the “Internet of Things.” This overview identifies risks and suggests some best practices for addressing privacy and security issues […]