William J. Weber

William J. Weber

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Rockefeller Releases Results of Fortune 500 Survey on Cybersecurity

Back in September, I posted here about Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller’s (D-WV) letters to all FORTUNE 500 companies inquiring about business opposition to cybersecurity legislation....more

1/31/2013 - Big Data Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013 Data Protection

President Obama Signs "Fiscal Cliff" Legislation into Law

As you likely have heard, the President signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (H.R. 8) (the "Act") on January 2, 2013. The Act, popularly known as the "fiscal cliff" legislation, permanently extends the Bush era tax cuts...more

1/4/2013 - 3.8% Medicare Tax Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Bush-Era Tax Cuts Business Taxes Capital Gains Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff Generation-Skipping Transfer Gift-Tax Exemption Income Taxes Payroll Taxes Production Tax Credit Tax Extensions

Lame Duck Congress Acts on Privacy Bills, Mostly With an Eye Toward 2013

While continuing congressional inaction on the fiscal cliff is getting most of the ink/pixels in news headlines over the last couple weeks, several privacy bills have advanced in the House and Senate....more

12/24/2012 - CFPB Confidential Documents Data Breach DOD Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Identity Theft Location Privacy Video Privacy

Rep. Markey to Data-Brokers: Let's Start with Kids, Then Tackle Data Privacy for the Rest

In a briefing convened by the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus December 13, 2012, co-chairs Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) tried to advance their agenda of enhancing children’s online privacy in the context of...more

12/17/2012 - COPPA Data Brokers FCRA FTC HIPAA

FTC Launches Investigation of Children's Mobile App Compliance with COPPA; Continues to Study "Comprehensive" Data Collection

Monday, on a call with reporters to discuss the findings of its second survey of kids mobile device applications, attorneys with the Federal Trade Commission (1) called on industry – app developers, app stores, and third...more

12/12/2012 - COPPA Disclosure Requirements FTC Mobile Apps

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