Blog Archive

  • 04.17.2019

    Data Due Diligence In M&A Transactions: Data Quality and Liability

    As data is quickly becoming a significant corporate asset, lawyers in corporate transactions need to consider the associated legal risks. Failure to understand and address these risks can result in significant future costs to the acquiring company.  There are...
  • 04.15.2019

    25 Proposed Changes to N.C. ABC Laws Brewing in 2019

    North Carolina House Bill 536, the ABC Omnibus Regulatory Reform Bill, was recently introduced. A link to the bill is here. Below is a summary of the provisions. If passed, most provisions of the legislation would be effective July 1, 2019.1. Brewery Private...
  • 04.12.2019

    Patient Privacy Breach… All in a Day’s Work?

    It is a health care provider’s nightmare – despite extensive HIPAA training and best efforts to hire the right people, one of your staff members has gone rogue with a patient’s information. Whether a receptionist loudly comments on health information in a...
  • 04.04.2019

    Data Due Diligence In M&A Transactions: Ownership Rights in Data

    As data are quickly becoming a significant corporate asset, lawyers in corporate transactions need to consider the legal risks associated with data. Failure to understand and address these risks can result in significant future costs to the acquiring company...
  • 03.21.2019

    Due Diligence of Corporate Data Assets In M&A Transactions: Data Protection/Privacy

    As data are quickly becoming significant corporate assets, lawyers need to help companies both maximize the value of their data and protect the business against any associated risks. This is particularly true in M&A transactions, as acquiring companies...
  • 02.20.2019

    Congress Continues to Explore Legislation on Data Privacy

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced it will host a hearing on consumer privacy on February 27. The hearing will focus on the principles that should be included in any federal data privacy framework. More details on the...
  • 02.12.2019

    Illinois Supreme Court Advances Individual’s Right to Relief from Misuse of Personal Information

    The extent to which individuals may seek relief due to the unauthorized use of their personal information is an important issue in the privacy community. The Supreme Court of Illinois recently added its voice to this debate in ruling that an individual may...
  • 02.04.2019

    Williams Mullen Launches Data and Privacy Blog

    Businesses of all sizes now collect a wide range of data for use throughout the corporate enterprise. The types of data will vary and can include: Unique personal identifiers, such as names, addresses and social security numbers. Credit card details and...
  • 01.30.2019

    What Should You Do If You've Been Denied SWaM Certification or Recertification?

    In a previous post, we discussed what it means to be SWaM certified, how SWaM certification can help your business obtain work with the Commonwealth of Virginia, which paid nearly $9.8 billion to private contractors in fiscal year 2018, and the hurdles of...