Loeb & Loeb’s Connectivity Webinar Series
NFTs for Luxury Brands: Temporary Trend or ‘Investment Piece’?
We’re pleased to present the next webinar in our Loeb & Loeb Connectivity Webinar Series, focusing on top-of-mind business issues and opportunities for businesses and industries in today’s transforming economy.
Please join us on Thursday, October 28, 3 – 4 p.m. ET / noon – 1 p.m. PT, for a discussion with Melanie Howard, chair of Loeb’s Intellectual Property Protection and Luxury Brands practices, and partner Mercedes Tunstall for our next webinar, NFTs for Luxury Brands: Temporary Trend or ‘Investment Piece’?
Please RSVP by Friday, October 22, 2021. We look forward to seeing you online.
Don’t Be Scared – Be Prepared! The Entertainment Industry Returns to Work
LACBA ELIP Section & Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel, Women Who Lead Board (AMEC/WWL)
Thursday, October 28, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
1 hour of Ethics Credit
Intellectual Property Rights In Technology
The main IP rights in relation to Tech (principally software and data) are copyright, database right, confidentiality and trade secrets. Patents and rights to inventions also apply to software and business processes that manipulate and process data, although generally not in relation to data itself. Trademarks can apply to software, data and other Tech products.
California Governor Signs New Genetic Privacy Law
Companies providing commercial genetic testing services will be required to destroy a consumers’ genetic data within 30 days of that consumer revoking consent. In addition to the law’s consent and deletion requirements, genetic testing companies will also be required to “implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to protect a consumer’s genetic data against unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure, and develop procedures and practices to enable a consumer to access their genetic data, and to delete their account and genetic data, as specified.”
DOJ To Federal Contractors: Report Cyberattacks Or Face The False Claims Act
The Department of Justice announced a new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative on October 6 – the latest move in a series of federal efforts to address the recent uptick in major cyberattacks. DOJ’s Initiative aims to hold contractors and recipients to a higher standard by promising to aggressively enforce cybersecurity compliance—particularly reporting requirements—in federal contracts and grants by way of the False Claims Act’s civil fraud and whistleblower provisions.
California Legislature Passes New Key Privacy Laws
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) was passed in November 2020, amending and expanding the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). As we previously reported, the CPRA established the California Privacy Protection Agency (Agency) and vested it with the “full administrative power, authority and jurisdiction to implement and enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.” See Civil Code, § 1798.199.10(a). The amendments to the CCPA, via the CPRA, go into effect on January 1, 2023.
Data Breaches Are More Expensive Than Last Year, New IBM Security Report Finds
Death, taxes and data breaches. Cybersecurity incidents have grown in frequency, scale and seriousness. As articulated in President Biden’s May 2021 Executive Order, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, “[t]he United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the American people’s security and privacy.” These threats lead to direct costs on victims, and these costs have also grown exponentially in recent years, as readers of the famed annual Ponemon data breach report well know. This year’s report is out, and confirms the continuation of a troubling trend.