On April 15th, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued a Risk Alert concerning its initiative to assess the cybersecurity preparedness of the securities industry. The Risk Alert states that...more
Google recently scored a big victory in its battle against claims that it is illegally intercepting and scanning the content of emails in order to provide personalized advertisements to Gmail users. Plaintiffs in the various...more
In Patco Construction Co., Inc. v. People's United Bank, a federal court ruled that failing to review and respond to security alerts may render a bank's information security procedures commercially unreasonable. In...more
Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. People are spending more and more money to have the latest smart devices, and employers are struggling to keep up with employees’ demands for the latest technology.
If 2013 was the year of "Big Data," 2014 will be the year of the "Internet of Things." The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with...more
In accordance with the President's Executive Order on Cybersecurity issued on October 22, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") released the draft of its Cybersecurity Framework, intended to help...more
Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Largely prompted by Apple, Samsung, and Google’s consumer-centric marketing strategies, people are spending more and more money on the latest and fastest mobile devices, upgrading them...more
In accordance with the President’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity, issued earlier this year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") is rapidly preparing a Cybersecurity Framework of best practices and...more
American research universities typically structure their data and digital networks to be as accessible and open as possible to promote the open exchange and sharing of information. ...more
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence panel will mark up the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this week. Last year, CISPA met strong opposition from privacy advocates and the public due to...more
On March 21, a bipartisan group of legislators in the House of Representatives introduced a new bill, the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, which would force law enforcement to obtain a warrant to track suspects with...more
A sweeping cyber security law is unlikely to pass any time soon.
White House Cyber Security Coordinator Michael Daniel warned last week that President Obama's Executive Order on Cyber Security (EO) could result in new...more
Almost daily we hear about a new cyber threat or information security breach. Just last week one of the world's largest cloud services providers, Evernote, fell victim to an attack that resulted in a security breach that...more
The White House warned yesterday that hackers and “hacktivist” groups have the intent and capability to target U.S. companies and steal confidential data. A new executive strategy explains that the threat of corporate...more
During the State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had signed and issued an Executive Order on cybersecurity.
The Executive Order calls for cooperation and information sharing between the private...more
On February 1, the FTC released a comprehensive report titled “Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency. As its title suggests, many of the recommendations in the report target mobile privacy issues. ...more
Earlier this month, Representative Hank Johnson, a member of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, released a discussion draft of a bill titled the Application Privacy, Protection,...more
The Department of Homeland Security today announced a final rule that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to...more
With Capitol Hill and the media both focusing on the “fiscal cliff,” the White House has quietly moved one step closer to issuing an executive order (“EO”) on cybersecurity....more