Mr. Forester is counsel in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group. [Full Bio]

There are many good reasons why companies are increasingly migrating parts of the information technology to cloud service providers (“CSPs”), including lower overhead costs, greater data accessibility and mobility, and more efficient disaster-recovery response.  For cybersecurity, cloud solutions offer companies many benefits, such as full-time data security monitoring and data
Continue Reading Cybersecurity and Cloud Migration, Part 1 – Contract Terms to Consider for Reducing Risk

On April 30, 2018, BLU Products, Inc. (“BLU”) reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) over allegations that BLU allowed ADUPS Technology Co. LTD (“ADUPS”) to collect detailed personal information about BLU’s consumers without their knowledge or consent, despite BLU’s assurances that
Continue Reading FTC Reaches Proposed Settlement With Mobile Phone Manufacturer BLU, Highlighting the Importance of Effective Oversight of Third-Party Vendor Data Security and Privacy Practices

On April 23, 2018, Senators Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kennedy (R-La.) introduced the Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act of 2018 (“the Act”), which was referred to the Senate Commerce Committee. Like the CONSENT Act introduced by Senators Markey (D-Mass.) and Blumenthal (D-Conn.)—discussed in detail in our
Continue Reading New Bipartisan Bill Shows Renewed Congressional Attention to Data Privacy and Security