App Bar: Data Breach Statutes to Go, Mobile Crypto Trading and More

Original Source    2018-04-13 19:04


  BreachLawWATCH Data breaches are a fact of digital life. From the massive Equifax, Yahoo, Uber or Facebook attacks, to less notorious but seemingly nonstop breaches, malware phishing and ransomware attacks pretty much anywhere and everywhere, no industry, government or organization is safe from cyber hacks, not to mention leaks and spills. What are the applicable statutes in your jurisdiction in the event of a cyberattack? What are the requirements for disclosure and notification of a suspected breach? To help around the globe, the watchful Cybersecurity and Data Privacy group at Eversheds Sutherland have just released BreachLawWATCH, a no-frills compilation of data breach statutes and requirements in selected jurisdictions in Asia as well as Europe and across the United States. Download the handy resource to quickly tap into national breach laws in Australia, China, the EU, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as U.S. state statutes from Alabama to Wyoming. While Europe’s big new GDPR is currently hogging the data law spotlight, Japan, for example, has a Personal Information Protection Act, and according to BreachLawWATCH new legislation is in the works in Thailand. Click on news for links to articles and updates from Eversheds and other sources on hot topics in breach law, which at any time can include reports on threats and security issues in connection with the cloud, Internet of Things, health records, government hacking, and much more. Look out. Nothing is unbreachable. Any app with one big eyeball for a logo had me at WATCH. Free on iOS and Android.   NRA Institute for Legislative Action Gun laws are a moving target. In the wake of the latest tragedies involving high caliber rifles and other firearms, the nation finds itself in a perpetual shootout over the right to bear arms. The National Rifle Association, founded to promote marksmanship in 1871, now combats gun ownership restrictions and finds itself under constant fire from students and others, including many lawful and seasoned gun owners, who want beefed up state and federal legislation to prevent bad guys from using getting and using guns to commit deadly crimes. The NRA established its Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) in 1975 as the lobbying arm of the group, keeping its sights on the Second Amendment, managing political action and advocating for the right to be armed. The NRA-ILA app is on a mission to wrangle the gun rights community and promote involvement with interactive features including action points, badges and a leaderboard for activism, an interactive newsfeed, chats, action alerts, trivia, links, and more. Click on map of the country to find the firearms legislation in each state. Use the app to find your federal lawmakers and contact them about gun legislation—Senate bills hot on the agenda right now include the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017 (NRA opposes), and the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Legislation (NRA supports). One app user commented, “The Second Amendment is my gun permit, issued December 15, 1791 and it doesn’t expire.” Whether you agree with the NRA, or join the Parkland students calling BS on all of the above, know your friends, know your foes, and you better believe this organization knows more about gun laws than anyone. Free on iOS and Android.   Robinhood Crypto If real-time, commission-free buying and selling stocks, ETFs and options on your phone and smartwatch is just not enough, you may be ready for cryptocurrencies. Crypto-skeptics move over, everyone else get ready—Robinhood, the three-year old mobile trading app hated by old school stock brokers and enjoyed by four million mobile users, mostly millennials, has launched Robinhood Crypto, a timely service for trading of cryptocurrenciesBitcoin and Ethereum. Early this year Robinhood began rolling out its digital currency trading service in a handful of states, including California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire. Here in New York I did not get onboarded yet, but stay tuned, you may be next to test the crypto money markets and dip your toes in the digital currency waters. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal recently reported the Robinhood app itself is valued at around five billion—we should have all invested in that. For now, advisors are cautioning millennials not to buy digital currencies with their school loans. While waiting for Robinhood Crypto to arrive, users can pop open the app to monitor real-time market data for 16 cryptocurrencies and add them to watch lists for Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Dash, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Monero, NEO, Ripple and others. You figure out the difference. Good luck. By the way, Robinhood Cryoto does not support ICO’s. And as with pre-crypto Robinhood, don’t look for a range of market analytics and investor tools and services typically available with traditional discount brokerages. It’s a wild crypto world, rock it at your own risk. On iOS and Android.   Rules of Golf Golf is simple: Hit the little ball into the holes in as few strokes as possible. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 24 million folks play 465 million rounds at the nations 52, 000 facilities annually. It’s not hard, yet some players quip there are only three ways to improve your golf score: practice a lot, take lessons—or cheat. Either way, first you gotta know the rules. And you don’t need to be a lawyer, although there’s usually a few of them on the green next to you. While the earliest known written rules of golf were set forth by the Gentlemen Golfers of Leith in 1744, today the United States Golf Association is the governing body for golf in the USA and Mexico, and the R&A Rules Limited is in charge in all other jurisdictions. The official Rules of Golf app contains the full text of the USGA / R&A rules, it’s free, but access to the companion Decisions, which interpret the rules, requires a $1.99 in-app purchase. Don’t read the rules—they’re keyword searchable—just read the This app contains the full text of the USGA / R&A rules, organized to quickly access the rule for any situation on the course. Very handy and easy to use. I also recommend the optional companion “Decisions” module, which aids in the interpretation of the rules and how they are appliedquick guide and the etiquette section. Some issues probably won’t come up. Such as, a hole-in-one is not scored as a zero. But whether you play golf, or you think playing golf is punishment for people who retire too early, and you rather watch the pros like Tiger, it’s just more fun when you know the rules. Free on iOS and Android. Enjoy. Send me your news and tips for App Bar! New York–based Jesse Londin is a lawyer and freelance writer. Twitter: @spacelawyer.

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