Three months have passed since the White House released its Executive Order (EO) on Cybersecurity and, as cyber attacks continue to pose an imminent threat, the focus has shifted to Congress to take legislative action.
Washington State has joined this spring’s flood of password-protection legislation. Since mid-March of this year, legislatures in Arkansas, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Utah also have passed bills restricting employers’ access to applicants’ and employees’ personal social media accounts.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from Georgia, has introduced a mobile privacy bill that if passed will require mobile application developers to maintain privacy policies, obtain consent from consumers before collecting data, and securely maintain the data they collect.
Businesses should take note of this week’s decision in Gormley v. Nike, Inc., a lawsuit under California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, in which plaintiffs allege that Nike violated the Act by requesting ZIP codes from them during credit card transactions in Nike’s retail stores.
On Thursday, May 9, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), and co-sponsor Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the “Application Privacy, Protection, and Security (APPS) Act of 2013,” (H.R. 1913).
Tort claims and defenses involve foreseeability. Data and information can drive foreseeability.
The announcement yesterday of charges in New York against eight members of a cybercrime ring that stole $40 million from ATMs in 24 countries, all within 10 hours, is the latest in a series of episodes that illustrate the constant threat of cyber attacks against our corporate networks.
On March 21, 2013, the New Jersey legislature overwhelmingly passed one of the most pro-employee social media password protection bills in the nation.