Though he didn’t speak on it for very long, President Obama made sure his State of the Union address Tuesday underscored the importance of increased cyber security in the future.
Normally I do not like to comment on cases that are not final or court opinions that do not have a definitive outcome on a case. But this is an exception because of the topic, which is HIPPA and privacy, which can get overlooked too frequently.
Hawaii Governor Appoints Doug Chin as New Attorney General
Court Finds FTC Entitled to Partial Summary Judgment Against Dish Network for Telemarketing Violations
Last month a federal court found Dish Network liable for calls that were alleged by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to violate various provisions of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”).
In conjunction with its annual meeting this week, the World Economic Forum released a report on its current efforts to develop a common framework to model and quantify the impact and risk of cyber threats. The report highlights that “even well-guarded [organizations] face the threat of a cyberattack.”
After creating a false Facebook profile for a New York women in order to lure in drug dealers, the DEA has settled to the tune of $134,000 in damages. But unless there’s bigger changes coming, this sort of double standard will turn to full boil.
On December 15, 2014, the New Jersey Assembly voted 75-to-0 to advance a bill that would expand the existing data breach notification requirements for companies doing business in the state.
Last week, President Obama proposed wide-reaching legislation to establish a uniform, nationwide standard for data breach notifications that envisions a significant enforcement role for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Although Asia’s data privacy laws draw from a common set of guiding principles, each law is unique. Moreover, as freshly minted regulators come to grips with these new laws, differences in interpretation and underlying policy are becoming apparent.
Our guest for Episode 50 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is David Sanger, the New York Times reporter who broke the detailed story of Stuxnet in his book, Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power.