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Donna Ruscitti

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Donna Ruscitti is a partner in the Corporate Department with noteworthy experience in counseling clients in the areas of technology implementations, ERP systems, cloud computing services, e-commerce, software licensing and internet law, as well as general business matters. With her general business background, she continues to work in a broad spectrum of areas and brings business sense to technology and intellectual property matters.

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Porter Wright announces 2014 Technology Seminar Series

Porter Wright continues its tradition of providing cutting-edge information about how technology affects your business with the 2014 Technology Seminar Series, beginning June 18. This year’s sessions are: Social media in litigation: a shield and a sword June 18 The worlds of social media and litigation have collided. Social media evidence is used in employment … Continue Reading

Porter Wright to hold roundtable about “friend of the court” briefs

From time to time we share news about educational opportunities that may be of interest to our subscribers. Members of Porter Wright’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice will hold a roundtable April 8 to discuss the benefits of amicus advocacy before the Ohio Supreme Court. Too often, the Ohio Supreme Court decides issues that affect … Continue Reading

FTC strikes back against virtual Peeping Tom

Okay, folks, we won’t beat around the bush. This is just plain creepy! On Monday, the FTC finalized its order against Aaron’s, one of the country’s largest rent-to-own (RTO) stores, charging that its franchisees were spying on its customers.1 By the way, by spying, we mean to include taking webcam pictures every two minutes that … Continue Reading

Implementing cloud strategies

As companies struggle with how to develop cloud strategies that are both cost effective and protect sensitive consumer and corporate data, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can provide hands-on information to the private sector to help implement a reasonable cloud computing solution. Though NIST provides guidelines to the U.S. Government, the private … Continue Reading

Porter Wright announces four-part seminar series on trending technology, privacy and security issues

On June 19, Porter Wright launches its four-part seminar series covering technology topics at the forefront of today’s businesses. Technology Law Source will continue to cover these topics in future blog posts, including navigating through U.S. and international laws, regulations and standards. The seminar series comprises: Social Media in the Law: Learn It and Use … Continue Reading

Canada’s Tough Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) Moves Closer to Being Effective

If you are sending emails or other electronic communications to Canadian residents, you need to be aware that Canada is moving closer to finalizing the last set of highly anticipated regulations implementing Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) . On Jan. 5, 2013, Industry Canada published regulations for a 30-day comment period, closing Feb. 4, 2013. CASL … Continue Reading

State Tort and CFAA Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss In Ohio Employee Cyberhacking Case

While we often think of cyber attacks as intrusions from external sources, companies are also vulnerable to insider attacks from their own employees. Current laws may not provide the best protection as demonstrated in a recent federal court decision out of the Southern District of Ohio, Freedom Banc Mortgage Services, Inc. v. O'Harra. We are sharing the post Brian Hall, Editor of the Firm's Employer Law Report Blog and Partner in the Firm's Labor Department, authored summarizing the case. … Continue Reading

Information Privacy Regulation – What You Need to Know About Current Developments

U.S. and EU approaches to privacy regulation have been very different, but recent developments in the U.S. may be narrowing the gap. Recently, we hosted a seminar regarding current developments in information privacy regulation. The subjects covered and a link to the materials are provided below. Our panelists included: Dennis Hirsch, Esq., Professor at Capital University … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit En Banc Decision in Nosal Creates Federal Appellate Court Split On Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s Reach to Protect Trade Secrets

On our sister blog – Employer Law Report – Brian Hall discusses a much anticipated decision, in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in an en banc decision in United States v. Nosal that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") was not intended to cover employee misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of corporate computer use policies … Continue Reading

IMPACT: Measuring the Loss of Brand and Business Reputation after a Data Breach

Brand and business reputation suffer following a data breach. A recently released survey puts some numbers to the losses and shows just how much that damage can be, with breach of customer data being the most costly. The study, independently conducted Ponemon Institute LLC and sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution, is believed to be … Continue Reading

ISSA Social Media Summit – Social Media and Legal Risk

Porter Wright attorney Justin Root will present “Social Media and Legal Risk” as part of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Columbus Chapter’s Social Media Summit on October 19, 2011 in Worthington, Ohio. More information is available at ISSA is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, … Continue Reading