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Apple To Require Apps On Its App Store To Have Privacy Policies
In an announcement on August 30, Apple told app developers that they would have to have a privacy policy on their apps by October 3, or they would not be able to be sold in the App Store:
United States
6 Sep 2018
Cybersecurity News And Notes – June 6, 2016
Demonstrating that no one is immune from a cybersecurity attack, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found several of his social media accounts hacked on Sunday.
United States
13 Jun 2016
The Cybersecurity Act Of 2015: Implications For Threat Sharing
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (The "Act"), legislation designed to combat online threats to the federal government, state and local governments...
United States
4 Feb 2016
Phishing For Christmas
As the Wall Street Journal noted yesterday, banks are being deluged with phishing attacks.
United States
4 Jan 2016
What Is Reasonable? The Emerging Legalities Of Cybersecurity Post-Wyndham
This month's edition of the Advanced Cyber Security Center's newletter includes my discussion of lessons to be learned from the Wyndham decision:...
United States
8 Oct 2015
Cyber Risks And The Boardroom — The Role of Cyber Insurance
am just back from presenting at the New York Stock Exchange's program on Cyber Risks and the Boardroom, where I presented on The Role of Cyber Insurance.
United States
27 Apr 2015
Now's The Time To Review Your OFAC Compliance Program
As part of a series of measures aimed at increasing preparedness and defenses against international cyberattacks on U.S. industries and government agencies, on April 1, President Obama issued Executive Order No. 13694.
United States
16 Apr 2015
FDA Issues Draft Guidance On Medical Device Accessories
On January 16, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance document titled "Medical Device Accessories: Defining Accessories and Classification Pathway for New Accessory Types."
United States
3 Feb 2015
One More New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Passwords Before Groundhog Day
The SplashData list of worst passwords of 2014 was just published, and it looks very similar to the list in 2013, 2012, 2011, etc
United States
30 Jan 2015
FCC Enters The Data Security Enforcement Field With $10 Million Fine On Telecoms
In a first for the FCC, it announced on October 24 that it intends to fine two telecom companies $10 million for data security violations.
United States
29 Oct 2014
What eBay Buyers And Sellers Need To Know
With help from the FTC, here are five steps that you can take to protect yourself from fraud if you or your business use eBay.
United States
28 May 2014
FTC Provides Guidance On Heartbleed
Given the timeliness of the subject, the wide impact and the technical nature of the issue, it was warranted to re-post the FTC’s guidance on Heartbleed.
United States
17 Apr 2014
White House States Support For Sen. Lieberman's Cybersecurity Act Of 2012
The Administration strongly supports Senate passage of S. 3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
United States
2 Aug 2012
Governments Hire Hackers To Work For Them
Interesting article in Forbes, "The Zero-Day Salesmen," about "government agencies who purchase such "zero-day" exploits, or hacking techniques that use undisclosed flaws in software, with the ­explicit ­intention of invading or disrupting the computers and phones of crime suspects and intelligence targets."
United States
14 May 2012
Court Sides With Facebook, Finds Social Networking "Experience" Website Violated CAN-SPAM And Other Data Security Statutes
In a case brought by Facebook, a U.S. district court recently concluded that a website that offered to integrate multiple social networking accounts into a single social networking "experience" violated the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act ("CAN-SPAM Act"), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"), and California Penal Code § 502. Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc., 2012 WL 542586 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 16, 2012).
United States
8 Mar 2012
State Attorneys General Write To Google
In a letter sent earlier today, 37 state attorneys generals (or their equivalents) wrote to Larry Page, Google's CEO, "to express our strong concerns with the new privacy policy that Google announced it will be adopting for all of its consumer products."
United States
5 Mar 2012
Google Disables Its iPhone Tracking
Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about Google's iPhone tracking.
United States
24 Feb 2012
What Facebook's IPO Means For Users
I was interviewed for this PC World piece on the potential impact of Facebook's recently announced IPO on data privacy.
United States
9 Feb 2012
Supreme Court Holds Warrant Required For GPS Tracking
The Supreme Court today issued an opinion holding that police cannot track a suspect using GPS without first getting a warrant.
United States
26 Jan 2012
Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers, Agrees To 20 Year Consent Order
In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook, the social networking service agreed to settle "charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public," according to the FTC's press release.
United States
1 Dec 2011
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