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Gerald Ferguson has focused his practice on intellectual property claims, and has advised clients on intellectual property protection programs and Internet operations that comply with banking, insurance, antitrust and Federal Trade Commission regulations. A partner with Baker Hostetler, Gerald currently serves as the Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Group Coordinator in New York, and the national leader of the firm’s Privacy and Information security group. Mr. Ferguson, a regular contributor to the firm’s blog, Data Privacy Monitor, is the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the New York State Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section, and has extensive experience handling compliance issues with breach notification laws and developing privacy policies.
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Posted by Gerald FergusonJonathan B. New, a partner in Baker Hostetler's New York office and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Team, along with associate attorney Sammi Malek recently authored the article, "White Collar Wiretaps: Will Your Own Words Come...
Posted by Gerald FergusonThe UK Information Commissioners Office ("ICO") has clarified today that it will not commence enforcement of the controversial new EU rules governing the use of “cookies” until May of 2012 (the “EU Cookie Law”). With certain limited exceptions,...
Posted by Gerald FergusonAlthough the world did not come to the end on Saturday, as one millennial group had predicted, some in Europe worry that the end is near for European Internet start-ups when the new EU cookie directive goes into effect on May 25, 2011. The concern is that...
Posted by Gerald FergusonThe weakest link in our defense to computer security attacks can be our natural curiosity. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning for computer users that the latest hacking scam circulating the internet are messages claiming to include photos and...
In talking to friends and clients, we are seeing a recent upsurge in attacks by hackers who appear to have access to compromised personal information and are using that information to further hacking schemes. We are sharing the facts of two recent attacks so...