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Kinney Firm Founder to Emcee WordFest 2021

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Rian Kinney will Emcee the North America and Australian Timezones for the 24 hour, international event hosted by The Big Orange Heart On July 23, 2021, Big Orange Heart will host WordFest 2021, a 24-hour, live conference, spanning the globe to call attention to mental health for remote workers specifically, in the WordPress community. This…

Rian Kinney to present to the American Bar Association’s E-Privacy Law Committee

A Transatlantic Discussion: Cookies, Compliance, and Other Technologies for the Privacy Attorney On July 28, 2021, from 1 – 2:00pm EST, Attorney Rian Kinney, founder of Kinney Firm, will join European privacy professional, Karen Lawrence Öqvist, in presenting an introduction into what privacy attorneys and other privacy professionals need to know about cookies, compliance, and…

Data Protection and Legal Ethics in the Entertainment Industry

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Rian Kinney, Founder of Kinney Firm, was asked to present a privacy and technology CLE to attorneys in the Florida Bar’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section. This webcast will feature key issues regarding attorneys’ professional and ethical responsibilities relating to their clients’ privacy, as well as, resources available to attorneys and law firms to…

Cyber Insurance, Is It Worth It?

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As a tech attorney, that’s frequently speaking about privacy and data breaches, the question I get asked most often is: “Should I get Cyber Insurance, is it worth it?” If you’ve spent any time with attorney’s, my response of “it depends” should sound familiar.  What Is Cyber Insurance? Generally speaking, Cyber insurance covers your business’…

Vice-Chair, Open Source Software Committee, American Bar Association (ABA)

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Attorney, Rian Kinney, was again selected for a national leadership position with the American Bar Association’s, Science and Technology Division. First selected in 2019, Rian has worked to create a bridge between attorneys practicing in Open Source, and technologists innovating and applying U.S. laws to Open Source projects. On August 18, 2020, Kinney Firm friend…

How to survive the aCCPAcalypse 2020

Rian Kinney speaking in front of audience at WordCamp US 2019

“We are strong supporters of California’s new law and the expansion of privacy protections in the United States that it represents … Microsoft will provide effective transparency and control under CCPA to all people in the U.S.” Julie Brill, Microsoft Corporate Vice President The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1,…

Pressnomics 2019

WordPress Economy

Pressnomics has long been considered the premier conference for WordPress industry leaders to get together to discuss trends in, and the future of, the WordPress ecosystem. Pressnomics gathers the leaders of the largest agencies, hosting providers, apps, and plugins from all over the world to engage in a collaborative discussion about the current and future…

SB 561 Seeks to Expand Consumers’ Ability to Sue Under the CCPA

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation posted an article on May 7th, titled: California: Tell the Senate To Empower You To Protect Your Own Privacy asking Californians to call their representatives in support of SB 561 to “be able to take companies that violate their privacy to court.” This title mischaracterizes the current state of CCPA and…

Freelancer’s Guide to Contracts

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I recently had the privilege of sharing my knowledge and expertise with freelancers looking to avoid common pitfalls associated with starting a business. Understanding that smaller businesses and startups don’t have much budgeted for legal and contracts, I sought to educate them on boilerplate legal clauses, what every contract should have as a basic foundation,…

Privacy and Security Panel, March 2019

Privacy Security

Rian Kinney of Kinney Firm is hosting the Privacy and Security panel at WordCamp Miami which includes a cross-section of industry experts; Chris Teitzel, CEO and founder of Lockr, Tony Perez, CEO and founder of Sucuri and General Manager (GM) responsible for the GoDaddy Security Product Group, Chris Wiegman, Staff Software Engineer at WPEngine, and…