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by: Aaron W. Brooks Digital storage systems raise a number of legal issues that are challenging yet manageable if they are fully understood. One such issue is managing the durability of electronic data when the original paper document is no longer available to remaster the digital image if it were to become lost or inaccessible. […]

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June 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

By: Joseph F. Arias The process of renewing and buying insurance can be daunting.  It can be a challenge to identify the risks that you need to insure, gather the information that your potential insurers require, and weigh your coverage options when different insurers provide you with quotes. An attorney with insurance coverage experience can […]

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June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Aaron W. Brooks The terms “cloud computing” and “cloud storage” are generally used to describe any system of managing or storing data that is not dependent upon a single device or computer. “Cloud computing” usually means that the data can be accessed over the Internet, and frequently means that the data is stored on […]

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May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Ryan M. Gailey Businesses looking to expand their social media presence by including photographs of local events, community outreach, or other such marketing opportunities should be aware of potential legal liability arising from the use of photographic content that includes individuals not affiliated with their organization.  The Illinois Right of Publicity Act (“IRPA”) protects […]

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May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Aaron W. Brooks This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold its First Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Conference. The core purpose of the Conference will be to analyze the results of last fall’s Round 1 Submissions process, in which candidates submitted proposals to standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. […]

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April 11th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Thomas R. Cross With home automation systems becoming increasingly accessible to the average homeowner, surveillance products like the Amazon Cloud Cam, Nest Cam, and Ring Video Doorbell are finding their way into ever more residential properties. Unfortunately, the average homeowner’s use of these, and similar, products may not be compliant with the Illinois Eavesdropping […]

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April 6th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

By: Ryan M. Gailey The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA” or the “Act”) became effective on October 3, 2008. BIPA codifies a right of action against private entities that fail to satisfy specific requirements regarding collection, retention, and destruction of an individual’s biometric information. The first penalties for violation of the Act were recently […]

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February 7th, 2017

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

By: Alexander J. Mezny On May 11, 2016, the President signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which amends the Economic Espionage Act to create a federal civil cause of action for theft of trade secrets. While mostly similar to the Illinois Trade Secrets Act, it allows a court in exceptional circumstances to […]

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May 23rd, 2016

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology, Trade Secrets

By: Alexander J. Mezny In Illinois, a post-employment restrictive covenant which prohibits a former employee from competing or soliciting customers must satisfy three requirements: (1) it must be ancillary to a valid contract or relationship; (2) the length of time the restriction applies must be reasonable, as must the provision’s geographical reach and the limitations […]

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November 26th, 2013

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

By: Aaron W. Brooks In February, 2009, Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Included within the statute was a new rule that anyone covered by the HIPAA privacy and security regulations must give certain notifications when they […]

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April 24th, 2011

Posted In: Information Security, Privacy, Security & Information Technology