California Enacts the Nation’s First Internet of Things Security Law

On Friday, September 28, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity law. Although the new law presents some compliance issues, it does not appear to conflict with federal regulatory policy, unlike some have alleged regarding the state’s recent forays into net neutrality and

East Coast-West Coast: Ninth Circuit Reinvigorates FCC’s Broad Autodialer Definition, Creates Circuit Split on When TCPA Liability Can Attach for Using a Dialer

On September 20, 2018, in Marks v. Crunch San Diego, the Ninth Circuit became the latest federal appeals court to weigh in after the D.C. Circuit’s decision last March invalidating the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) expansive definition of automatic telephone dialing systems (ATDS or “autodialer”) under the Telephone Consumer

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


Join DWT for the Fourth Annual Wireless Legal Seminar for the West

Join DWT for the Fourth Annual Wireless Legal Seminar for the West, October 22 in Seattle.

There is a lot brewing in the wireless industry as we continue to take the temperature of the new Administration and technology companies’ interest in the wireless space heats up. This seminar sponsored by

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