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The recently released Federal Trade Commission staff report, Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World, provides companies with insight into the FTC's consumer privacy and data security expectations for the...more
On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report titled Internet of Things—Privacy and Security in a Connected World. The report summarizes the topics discussed and input provided by...more
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On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report, "The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World," setting out the staff's privacy and data security recommendations...more
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The Federal Government's Enhancing Online Safety For Children Bill 2014 Is A Significant Cyber Reform. The First Direct Response To Cyber-Bullying It May Also Herald A New And Targeted Approach To The Online Activity Of...more
Over the past two weeks, President Obama has made clear that cybersecurity continues to be a concern, and he and the administration are increasing their focus on the issue. ...more
In view of the well-publicized data breaches in 2014 and the current renewed federal legislative focus on privacy and data security issues, we are highlighting some action items to safeguard your company’s information assets,...more
The expedited appeal to the Second Circuit pits New York State’s arguments for facilitating competition in a “molecule market” (a product market defined by the active ingredient of a prescription drug) against the brand name...more
On January 27, 2015, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff released an extensive report on the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The report, based in part on input the FTC received at its November 2013 workshop on the subject,...more
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EC Commissioner Oettinger makes noteworthy comments during a conference in Munich regarding the pending EU Data Protection Reform.
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