Mitigating the Risky Business of IoT

  Q&A with Donna McPartland & Shamim Mohandessi of Han Santos, PLLC, with Larry O’Connell, of Sequitur Labs, Inc.   Introduction:   Regulation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at the federal and state level and pushing organizations to include robust security features in their devices.   The U.S. Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 (the “Act”) was enacted in December 2020 by Congress, and although it applies only to federal agencies, it …

Han Santos Privacy Round Up-February 2021

Han Santos Privacy Round Up-February 2021 by Nabil Abdalla Overview February heralded a slew of new federal and state-driven privacy and Data protection laws, as well as three key events that have implications on data breach protocols and social media privacy. Noteworthy Events Facebook’s $650M BIPA Settlement Class action settlement over violations of the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act The …

Han Santos Counselor Earns Coveted Privacy Practice Certification

Han Santos Counselor Earns Coveted Privacy Practice Certification Nabil Abdalla, celebrated associate within Han Santos, recently received his Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) credential after passing the exam in July. Nabil works within the firm’s Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity & Privacy practice groups. Obtaining the CIPP certification sets Nabil up as a premier counselor in the privacy law sector. Earning …

2020 Legislative Review: Potential New Privacy Laws in Washington State

2020 Legislative Review: Potential New Privacy Laws in Washington State by Shelbi Hogenson The following is a brief summary of the proposed Washington Privacy Act and our expectations for 2021. The Washington Privacy Act was introduced earlier this year but failed to pass the legislature before session adjourned on March 12. Ever since the Cambridge Analytica events, privacy laws have …

Han Santos Associate, Nabil Abdalla Obtains CISSP

Han Santos Associate, Nabil Abdalla Obtains CISSP Han Santos, PLLC congratulates Nabil Abdalla, an associate in our Intellectual Property practice group and our Cybersecurity and Privacy practice group, on achieving his Associate of (ISC)2 status for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², a global cybersecurity and IT security professional organization, …