Robbing a Locked Bank Vault from Home: Legal Issues Raised by Cryptocurrency Frauds

Originally published in Legaltech News.

A cryptocurrency wallet can be dispiritingly similar to an in-real-life wallet, whose currency and credit/debit card contents are only as secure as we keep the wallet itself.

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NIST to Begin Workshops to Develop Voluntary Privacy Framework for New Tech Platforms like AI and IoT

The Trump administration has announced plans to develop a “voluntary privacy framework” to address privacy issues associated with “an increasingly connected and complex environment,” including “cutting-edge” technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative will be led by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of

Amendments to California Consumer Privacy Act Head to Governor’s Desk

The California legislature passed SB 1121, a bill to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), on Friday night, hours before the legislature recessed for the year. SB 1121 contained only a few substantive changes, despite advocacy from the business industry, consumer privacy organization, and the California Attorney General for

As US Midterm Elections Approach, Political Advertising Controls Take Center Stage

This article originally appeared in The Privacy Advisor.

In the shadow of Russian intelligence officers surreptitiously using digital advertising tools in the 2016 election, both regulators and online platforms acknowledge that technology creates new challenges to the integrity of elections. Existing election laws — which generally prohibit the use

INSIGHT: Cracking Open a Can of Worms: Why Carpenter v. United States May Not Be the Privacy Decision That Was Needed or Wanted

This article was originally published in Bloomberg Law on July 9, 2018.


On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court appeared to establish a new standard for privacy rights when its decision in Carpenter v. United States, 2018 BL 222220 (2018), held that the government’s acquisition


data security concept, login and passwordPlanning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 3-5 in Washington, D.C., and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at We are planning a nearby reception on October 4.

The Privacy + Security Forum breaks down the

Apply Now! Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council Regional Meeting in Seattle

Join corporate in-house practitioners from IT, Legal, Privacy and RIM for this one-day executive meeting on Information Governance and Data Protection in Seattle on Wednesday, October 17. This is the opportunity to gain cross-functional insight, interaction, and information you need to make better business decisions.

Sessions include:

  • Marriage Therapy: IT

Amy Mushahwar to Discuss How AI Will Impact the Practice of Law at Upcoming AI Summit

Amy Mushahwar, a partner in DWT’s Privacy + Security and AI practice areas, will speak as a panelist at the upcoming Summit on Artificial Intelligence & Automation in a Democratic Society. The event is being hosted by the Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law and The Future

You’ve Been Breached – Now What?

Would you know what to do?

Amy Mushahwar will be running an interactive security incident response simulation at the Sikich Business Transformation Conference on September 20 in Rosemont, IL. This interactive simulation focuses on the point at which the incident begins and follows a multiple choice escalation path that can

20-Year Federal Cyber Attorney: We’re Close to Tipping Point in Privacy

After two decades working in four federal government agencies and the White House, DWT partner Helen Goff Foster believes new US privacy laws are more likely than ever.

In the U.S. business model, innovation has always been the key to success. Privacy and cybersecurity requirements have to enable that—they can’t