Update on HB 1680

On February 14, 2020, we highlighted a bill under consideration by the New Hampshire General Court, HB 1680, that, if passed, would impose a sweeping privacy law like the one passed in California in 2018. https://www.nhbr.com/nh-weighs-california-like-privacy-law/  HB 1680 likely will not become law this session.  On March 5, 2020, the House Committee on Commerce and 

Author: James P. Harris
Category: Data Privacy & Security

California Legislature Coming to NH?

The New Hampshire Legislature is currently considering several bills addressing privacy and protection of electronic information.  The most notable of those bills may be HB 1680, which is very similar to the sweeping privacy law passed in California in 2018.  For more on that bill, please see “A new bill could impose new restrictions on 

Author: James P. Harris
Category: Data Privacy & Security

Three Lessons from the Equifax Data Breach

Every company is at risk, no matter how sophisticated. It might have been safe to assume that an entity as large and sophisticated as Equifax had top-notch security.  Perhaps that was an erroneous assumption.  But, almost every company possesses data about others (its customers, employees, business partners) that is valuable to a hacker.  Small and 

Author: James P. Harris
Category: Data Privacy & Security

Copyright Office Moves to Electronic DMCA Registry

Many companies have taken advantage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) safe harbor provision and designated an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement. Doing so provides some insulation against infringement claims as it affords companies the chance to remove the allegedly infringing material before a formal claim is asserted. In the past, companies 

Author: James P. Harris
Category: Intellectual Property