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2018 Compliance and Privacy Change – Year in Review

Compliance & Privacy Change: Video of panel discussion SmartEdgeLaw took part in at end of 2018 at NYC Javits Center finally dropped. “Compliance and Privacy Change: 2018 has seen new compliance and privacy changes, specifically with the introduction of GDPR and also with the new California consumer privacy act. How can businesses deal with these […]

Webinar – 2019 Privacy, Compliance and Risk Management Strategies for Infosec Professionals

Please join SmartEdgeLaw Attorney Richard Santalesa and colleagues for a January 31 webinar covering “2019 Privacy, Compliance and Risk Management Strategies for Infosec Professionals” Information and registration are at: Description: 2018 saw a number of new privacy and security compliance acts introduced, including the GDPR, the NIS Directive and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), […]

SmartEdgeLaw Group Weighs on The Secrets of Successful NDAs

SmartEdgeLaw Group founder, Richard Santalesa, commented at length about the need, coverage and enforcement of successful non-disclosure agreements, more commonly dubbed “NDAs”, which are used by nearly every company to safeguard confidential and proprietary information. The entire article, Secrets of Successful NDAs, and Santalesa’s insights are available at  

ABA Journal Quotes SmartEdgeLaw Group on Cybersecurity in Law Firms

Founding attorney, Richard Santalesa, is quoted in the Sept. 2018 ABA Journal about cybersecurity in law firms. The legal profession as a whole has lagged behind other segments in keeping its digital house locked down #cybersecurity #infosec #ABAJournal #datasecurity via ABA Journal…/law_firms_cybersecurity_awarene…

Fairfield County Business Journal Profiles SmartEdgeLaw Group

We’re proud to be featured in the Fairfield County Business Journal. Our practice is tech-focused, reality-driven and above all embrace that legal is here to deliver solutions and recommendations not road blocks. Our firm works throughout CT and NYC and is constantly developing new approaches to meet your legal needs. Westport attorney takes a legal […]

SmartEdgeLaw Quoted on NYDFS Final Cybersecurity Regulations

Attorney Richard Santalesa was quoted on the time and deadlines coming for entities affected by newly enacted New York State Dept of Financial Services CyberSecurity Regs, which went into effect on March 1, 2017 following two rounds of drafts and public comment. The article in SecurityIntelligence, New York State Codifies Financial Cybersecurity Regulations, available here, […]

Sm@rtEdgeLaw NYDFS CyberRegs Summary Highlighted and Republished

SmartEdgeLaw Attorney, Richard Santalesa’s recent summary of NYDFS’ newly issued Cybersecurity Regulations, was recently reposted by boutique cybersecurity consulting firm, Delta Risk LLC, for its clients at New York’s Proposed Cyber Security Rules Could Have Far-Reaching Effects on Banks, Insurers, and Other Financial Firms, at

SmartEdge Presenting at IAPP KnowledgeNet on new CT data breach statute

The SmartEdgeLaw Group is happy to announce its participation in the upcoming Sept 29, 2015 IAPP KnowledgeNet to be held at the Hartford Convention Center in conjunction with the 2015 Information Governance Conference.  Attendance at the KnowledgeNet is free of charge, but registration is required.  IAPP members can received a 15% discount for the full InfoGovCon15 […]

SmartEdgeLaw Quoted on 3D Printing Legal Issues

SmartEdgeLaw Group Attorney was recently quoted on the legal issues and concerns for IP owners posed by the rise of 3D Printers in an article by noted technology journalist Pam Baker in InformationWeek’s article, 3D Printers: IT’s Next Great Data Challenge, available at In the article Santalesa noted the difficulties that will arise regarding […]

Space Still Available: Transactional Aspects of Big Data

Space is still available to attend SmartEdgeLaw attorney Richard Santalesa’s Thurs., January 15th CPE presentation on the issues of Big Data in transactions, including M&A’s, joint ventures and service agreements.  Details below. Transactional Aspects of Big Data and Related Privacy Issues Stamford, CT · Thursday, January 15, 2015 Please join us at the upcoming KnowledgeNet and hear from Richard […]

SmartEdgeLaw Comments on SCOTUS Cell Phone Case

SmartEdge was asked for commentary regarding the recent Supreme Court case of Riley v. California, regarding warrantless searches of smart phones in search incident to arrest situations. The resulting article, Where the Supreme Court Ruling, Law Enforcement Spyware and FISC Collide, appears here

Sm@rtEdgeLaw Now a Member of InfraGard – Cybersecurity Partnership

We’re pleased to announce that founding attorney, Richard Santalesa, has been accepted as a member of InfraGard, and looks forward to employing InfraGard’s expertise on behalf of Sm@rtEdgeLaw’s client base and our communities. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector as “an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state […]

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