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Most companies that experience data breaches have escaped litigation by offering affected consumers inexpensive credit monitoring services, but the tide of avoiding court is turning, according to attorney and columnist Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, Foley notes that recent court cases are...

Safeguarding trade secrets involves taking some of the mystery out of them to leverage their value to your company, according to Wisconsin attorneys Sverre Roang and Melinda Giftos. In this WTN guest column, they note that companies should protect their trade secrets as zealously as...

Madison, Wis. - An analysis of information breach incidents by J. Campana & Associates reveals that U.S. public sector data breaches account for over half of all the reported information security breaches, a disproportionately high number of security breach incidents because the public sector makes...

Madison, Wis. - The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation issued the following statement following the rejection of its stem cell patent claims before the European Patent Office. “The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is disappointed in the decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European...

Should companies mention climate change as a risk consideration? Whether they should or not, organizations are increasingly factoring this into their risk assessment process and disclosures, according to columnist and accounting executive Amy Borun. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Borun said New York State...

The deadline for compliance with the federal Red Flag anti-identity theft regulations has been moved from Nov. 1 to May 9, 2009. Since the regulations don't apply to every industry, they are easy to overlook, but they can lower risk for customers and employees, according...

The next time you visit one of your favorite websites, you could be sending a signal to marketers about your consumer preferences, notes legal columnist Deb Wilcox. In this edition of IP Online, she examines the privacy concerns over behavioral advertising technology, and notes that...

Finally, some good news about e-discovery requests. As Digital Lex columnist and attorney Mark Foley explains, a new rule pertaining to the inadvertent disclosure of materials subject to attorney-client privilege addresses some of the shortcomings of a previous rule. However, this does not absolve IT...

Comparing courtroom drama to the process of wooing investors, attorney and columnist Sverre Roang says early-stage companies have their own discovery process to engage. In this WTN guest column, Roang notes that investors will conduct their own discovery, also known as due diligence, so entrepreneurs...