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Woohoo – we’ve done it again! For the seventh consecutive year, ZwillGen has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading law firm in the Privacy and Security space! You can view our Chambers profile here. As the only boutique firm consistently ranked in this category, it always means a lot to us to...

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How to Label Your IoT Product

May 2, 2017 by Wendy Everette

Recognizing consumer concerns about security and patchability, an industry working group of organizations in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is taking important steps to ensure that IoT manufacturers provide more readily-available information to consumers through boxes and labels on their products. The NTIA’s IoT Communicating Upgradability and Improving Transparency Working Group recently released draft...

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Welcome Carrie Cordero

May 1, 2017 by Jennifer Russell

We are pleased to welcome well-known national security lawyer, Carrie Cordero, to our team! Carrie joins ZwillGen having previously worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division, where she worked with the FBI and other Intelligence Community agencies on counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations, and appeared before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Carrie also served...

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Adventures in Alternative Data: Episode 1

Apr 26, 2017 by Marc Zwillinger

Want to know what type of shipping activity is occurring at a potential acquisition target or how recent economic reports affect foot traffic? Data collected from public spaces (through satellites, drones, or captured from cameras) can give investors valuable insights, but can also raise privacy issues. Potential unauthorized image capture and equipment malfunction are among the factors to...

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Since the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence went public last month with allegations that the intelligence community had improperly incidentally collected and “unmasked” Trump campaign associates in foreign intelligence surveillance reports, the concept of unmasking has generated significant interest. This post, which follows up on my Twitter thread on the issue,...

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Delivering a blow to Facebook and other online platforms, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that Facebook could not appeal the New York state lower court’s denial of its motions challenging the issuance of bulk search warrants for Facebook users’ messages and other data. Over a vigorous dissent from Judge Wilson, the majority in...

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