On June 18, 2015, the Canadian Parliament passed the Digital Privacy Act (DPA), Senate Bill S-4, into law.
How do operators of global services deal with the panoply of legal systems around the world?
Perhaps it’s the books I’ve been reading or the television shows I’ve been watching, but my mind can’t seem to stop linking the recent barrage of cybersecurity attacks with those ne’er-do-wells that plagued the Caribbean from 1650 through the 1730s.
Wyoming Amends Data Security Law to Expand Definition of “Personal Identifying Information” and Notification Content Requirements
On March 2, 2015, Wyoming signed into law Senate Bills S.F. 35 and S.F. 36, which amend the content requirements for breach notifications in W.S. 40-12-502, and the definition “Personal Identifying Information” in W.S. 40-12-501.
ALERT: NIST Issues Final Guidance On Federal Contractor Cybersecurity Standards for Controlled Unclassified Information
On June 19, 2015, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the final version of guidance for federal agencies to ensure sensitive information remains confidential when stored outside of federal systems.
James Baker, General Counsel of the FBI, is our guest on this week’s podcast. He fearlessly tackles the FBI’s aerial surveillance capabilities, stingrays, “Going Dark,” encryption, and the bureau’s sometimes controversial attribution of cyberattacks.
In a decision emphasizing the need for employers to focus on data security, on June 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by nine former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment who allege the company’s negligence caused a massive data breach.
Statewatch.org have recently published a leaked copy of the European Council’s draft of the proposed new Data Protection Regulation and it makes for interesting reading.
On June 22, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Los Angeles v. Patel, striking down a Los Angeles city ordinance that allowed law enforcement to inspect hotel guest registers on demand as facially unconstitutional.