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Annual Review of Cryptocurrency 2018 – CLE Webinar now up

SmartEdgeLaw Attorney, Richard Santalesa, enjoyed the opportunity to provide thoughts as a panelist on the Thomson Reuters “Annual Review of Cryptocurrency” webinar, joining Daniel Garrie, Law & Forensics, and colleagues Robert Levin, CEO, Emerging Star Capital, LLC, Jason Nagi, Esq., Polsinelli, and Alex Mashinsky, Founder, Celsius Network. This webinar offers a solid and quick review of […]

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), […]

Record HIPAA Violation Settlement – $16 million

Think HIPAA fines aren’t serious for violations of security and privacy rules around Protect Health Information? You may want to think again. Here’s the headline from a story out today: “Anthem Mega-Breach: Record $16 Million HIPAA Settlement“, which links to our friends at Gov InfoSecurity Though many enter into HIPAA/HITECH-driven Business Associate Agreements on a near […]

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

New Cloud Computing Guidance From Health & Human Services’ OCR

The digital world has migrated to the Cloud, on both personal and business levels.  But for “covered entities” and “business associates” subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regime, better known by the moniker of “HIPAA”, many CE and BA’s must often determine how (and whether) they can take advantage of cloud computing while […]

Proposed cybersec regulations for New York financial institutions have a broad reach

As written by SmartEdgeLaw Group Attorney Richard Santalesa, in the September 30, 2016 IAPP Privacy Tracker and Daily Dashboard – at Proposed cybersec regulations for New York financial institutions have a broad reach Richard Santalesa, CIPP/US Privacy Tracker | Sep 30, 2016 New York state’s long-awaited Cybersecurity Regulations For Financial Services Companies, issued by […]

Cybersecurity Regulations Issued by NYS Dept of Financial Services

New York State’s long-awaited Cybersecurity Regulations for financial institutions were released last week by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) for a 45-day public notice and comment period, starting Sept 28, 2016, after which the Regs will go into effect on January 1, 2017, unless modified, as codified at 23 NYCRR Part […]

1+ Billion Records Exposed So Far in 2016

With Labor Day over and summer now fading into memory, it’s the perfect time to take a fresh look at your data and information security, privacy and compliance postures. And to review fresh lessons from what 2016 has served up as to data breaches and incidents in the first six months. Background Earlier this year, […]

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