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Mark Mao is a former-IT consultant and high-tech "geek," now lawyer specializing in litigating and advising organizations on technology and privacy issues.

Weighing in on a conflict that

Over the last few years, an increased focus continues on the right to privacy and the debate on how to best implement privacy tools that are balanced with business and technological innovation.  In the United States, the debate to adopt policies like those in the European Union has recently intensified as consumer advocates view data

Just about every week, there’s a reminder that cybersecurity remains important. But that doesn’t mean that many are taking it as seriously as they should. In the past month alone, Legaltech News has reported surveys that note how law firms are not adopting proper cyber protocols, companies haven’t mitigated third party risks, and

Finally, at last, the end may be near,
For the multiple class actions that Yahoo did bear.
Arising from three data breaches that occurred in the past,
A proposed settlement has been reached, let’s start with the class.  

The proposed settlement class under Rule 23,
Includes residents and small businesses, both U.S.

In the last few years, the right to privacy debate in the United States has increased in pace and volume. One issue at the center of this long debate is how best to implement the right privacy tools in a manner that does not disrupt business and technological innovation. The current criticisms fail to appreciate

Last night, California legislators passed Assembly Bill 375 (commonly known as the “California Consumer Privacy Act”) that would grant Californians “increased control” over their data. The new Act will have substantial effects on any business that has appreciable interactions with California, in how they store, share, disclose, and engage with consumer data.  The Act will

In November, we identified an emerging trend involving Article III standing in cases brought under Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”). The Northern District of California’s recent decision in Patel v. Facebook Inc., No. 3:15-cv-03747-JD, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30727 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 26, 2018), denying Facebook’s motion to dismiss for lack of

On Thursday, March 22nd, from 3-4 p.m. ET, Troutman Sanders will host a webinar that will cover the legal landscape surrounding data based products.

In the last few years, the right to privacy has been hotly debated in the United States. What critics do not understand or appreciate is that the next technological paradigm is

In the last few years, the right to privacy has been hotly debated in the United States. What critics do not understand or appreciate is that the next technological paradigm is completely dependent on improvements both to the quality and quantity of data.

As connected things (IoT) explode in popularity, they make things such as