If new European Union proposals are implemented, European broadband providers may need to comply with expansive network neutrality obligations that are both similar to and different from earlier Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. Citing the need for harmonized regulation, European regulators have taken a number of steps this fall toward strengthening Open Internet protections.
According to testimony before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and warnings from IT security experts, individuals using the federal government’s website to obtain health coverage through the Exchange are likely putting the security of their sensitive personal information at significant risk.
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an information gathering workshop entitled the “Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World.”
In a decision likely to be cited across the country by TCPA defense lawyers, U.S. Northern District of California Judge Alsup on November 18 denied class certification in a mobile-phone cramming case against mobile aggregators.
With the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2013 (“PDPA”) having come into force on 15 November 2013, Jillian Chia, Senior Associate at Skrine, provides an overview of the salient provisions in the Regulations and Orders.
2013 may be remembered as the year that users became afraid of the Internet. Instagram made selling your face their business model, only to change its mind. Google is using your face for marketing, too. The NSA revealed that it is spying on your mobile phone, your email and your social media accounts, along with many foreign government leaders. The Internet is no longer a safe cuddly place – security and privacy are the new imperative.
On November 15, 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled Information Resellers: Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace.
The Federal Trade Commission’s long awaited “Internet of Things” public workshop was held Nov. 19, 2013, and webcast live (with presentations, transcripts and videos to be archived for ready access at http://www.ftc.gov/video) to explore a wide range of potential privacy and security issues associated with Internet-connected devices everywhere – at home, work and in the car.
The EU’s Work on Data Protection Reform continues following the vote of the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 21 October 2013 to adopt compromise amendments. The 104 compromise amendments represent a consolidation of proposals submitted by various European Parliament committees. Following up on our initial report, Hogan Lovells has prepared a detailed analysis of the compromise amendments approved by the LIBE committee.
“Digital and Internet Age Meets the Law of Search and Seizure” – Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Law On Search Warrants and Computers
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a unanimous judgment in R. v. Vu, 2013 SCC 60, in which it ruled that authorities must obtain specific authorization in a search warrant in order to search computers located on premises covered by the warrant.