Benjamin Wright is an attorney in private practice. He helps others navigate the law of data compliance, including privacy, outsourcing, IT security, online investigations and forensic investigations. He teaches e-discovery, BYOD, cryptocurrency and data protection law for SANS Institute.
Mr. Wright is spotlighted in the book The Devil Inside the Beltway for his uncommonly insightful advice to LabMD in its now famous information security law dispute.
To email Mr. Wright, please send to ben_wright at compuserve dot com; put "BLOG" in subject line.
Mr. Wright mentors students at SMU's Lyle School of Engineering. He is a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Advisory Committee for the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Degree.
Mr. Wright is known for bringing attention to the power of terms, conditions
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IMPORTANT: No public comment by Mr. Wright (blog, book, tweet, video, update, speech, article, podcast or the like) is legal or other professional advice. If you need legal advice, you should hire and consult a lawyer.
Mr. Wright's public statements are offered as-is, with no warranty of accuracy or reliability. Mr. Wright sometimes revises his published ideas. If you use the ideas, you do so at your own risk.
Public Education and Discussion
Mr. Wright's blogs, tweets, videos, web comments, web courses and the like are intended to promote public education and discussion. They are not intended to advertise or solicit legal services. They constitute part of the online update service for the book Law of Electronic Commerce. Originally released 1991, and revised continually since then, the book is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Mr. Wright strives to comply with all applicable laws. He does not have and never has had intention to infringe the rights of anyone. If any person has any information, suspicion or belief that Mr. Wright has done anything illegal or unethical, he asks that person promptly to (a) notify him at 1.214.403.6642 (b) comment publicly on his blogs or pages that he is wrong. Promptness helps mitigate damage.
Any person accessing Mr. Wright's blogs, tweets, profiles, comments, web pages or other public activities or statements agrees not to use data from them in a way that is adverse to Mr. Wright's interests.
Forming an Attorney-Client Relationship
Mr. Wright does not have an attorney-client relationship with any person unless and until he and that person explicitly, formally agree that the relationship is being formed. Interaction with Mr. Wright through public media does not create an attorney-client relationship. Exchange of private messages with Mr. Wright does not, by itself, create an attorney-client relationship.
Some people provide Mr. Wright private information. Mr. Wright strives to treat such information reasonably according to the circumstances. People should have no more than reasonable expectations about information security. It is unreasonable to expect that the offices, computers, cell phones, brief cases, filing cabinets and online or other services used by Mr. Wright are very secure.
IMPORTANT Confidentiality Notice
Benjamin Wright is licensed as an attorney. Some of Mr. Wright's non-public records stored in the cloud are confidential and subject to protections associated with attorney work and communications. The laws of many countries recognize such protections. Mr. Wright insists that you recognize those protections with respect to his records and communication.
The only person responsible for Mr. Wright's words is Mr. Wright.
Mr. Wright has earned money from some organizations he mentions online, such as Messaging Architects/Netmail, SANS Institute and LabMD.
Some images, sounds and font output associated with Wright's work and comments are copyrighted by Corel Corporation or its licensors or partners like iStockphoto; they reserve all their rights. Some images are declared on wikimedia to be public domain. Mr. Wright strives to respect IP rights, but sometimes technology behaves in surprising ways. If you are an IP owner and you have a problem with something published by Mr. Wright, please telephone him promptly. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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