Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

The Texas Bar Journal’s 2019 year-end Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update was once again provided by Shawn Tuma and addressed the following issues: Texas' New Data Breach Notification Requirements effective January 1, 2020Whether website scraping allegations are sufficient to invoke Texas and federal "hacking" lawsWhether viewing pictures on another's cellphone violates Texas "hacking" lawCyber Insurance -- why … Continue reading Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

Texas Bar Journal 2018 Year-End Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

The Texas Bar Journal's year-end update on Cybersecurity & Data Privacy law was once again provided by Shawn Tuma and addressed the following issues: Lawyers’ Cybersecurity and Data Breach Obligations that are required under Texas law and the ABA's Ethics Opinion 483 titled Lawyers’ Obligations Afteran Electronic Data Breach or CyberattackWhether an IT service provider's … Continue reading Texas Bar Journal 2018 Year-End Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

Fifth Circuit: Employee Taking Data to Work for Competitor Violates Texas Hacking Law

Before leaving his employment at Merritt Hawkins & Associates (MHA), Larry Gresham allegedly accessed MHA's computer network and copied 400 of MHA's proprietary files and then deleted hundreds of files in an attempt to hide his activities. A jury found Gresham's actions violated the Harmful Access by Computer Act (HACA), Texas unauthorized access law (i.e., "hacking … Continue reading Fifth Circuit: Employee Taking Data to Work for Competitor Violates Texas Hacking Law

“Thank You” to 2 Legal Leaders that I Respect

There are many ways to honor someone. For me, one of the greatest privileges is knowing that others have found some value or usefulness in my work, especially by referencing it to others. What is unfortunate, however, is when you did not learn about it for quite some time and realize you never properly thanked … Continue reading “Thank You” to 2 Legal Leaders that I Respect

Is Key Claim Missing from Pastor’s Lawsuit Over Wife’s Nude Pics Emailed to Swinger Site?

Should a claim for [YOU GUESS] have been included in this lawsuit? See my thoughts below and share your thoughts. The Allegations Behind the Lawsuit A legal team led by Gloria Allred made news by suing Toyota (and others) on behalf of a Frisco, Texas pastor and his wife, Tim  and Claire Gautreaux, alleging that a … Continue reading Is Key Claim Missing from Pastor’s Lawsuit Over Wife’s Nude Pics Emailed to Swinger Site?