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Internet of Things Data Protection

IoT Device Maker Settles Class Claims for $3.75 Million

by BakerHostetler on

In one of the first Internet of Things (IoT) class action settlements, the maker of a Bluetooth-enabled personal vibrator agreed to settle privacy class claims for $3.75 million. The We-Vibe product allows a user to...more

Cyber Security and Social Engineering: A Big Low Tech Problem

by LeClairRyan on

Headline-grabbing cyber hacks of email accounts belonging to celebrities, corporations, government officials and political campaigns are becoming the norm. Cybersecurity intended to guard against these acts brings to mind...more

[Event] Who's in the Driver's Seat? What the Connected Car Shows Us About the Legal and Regulatory Issues of the Internet of...

by BakerHostetler on

The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented opportunities and challenges – launching groundbreaking collaboration among disparate industries and generating insightful data from uncommon sources....more

Hey, Alexa – Tell Me About My Privacy Rights!

For internet-of-things watchers, some information to chew on: several news outlets have reported on a dispute between Amazon and law enforcement investigators in Bentonville, Arkansas. Arkansas police are investigating an...more

EU Proposes Overhaul to Privacy and Electronic Communications

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

January 10, 2017 marked another important step towards reform of the EU data protection framework, with the release of the EU Commission’s proposals for a new Regulation governing privacy and electronic...more

FTC Takes Action Against D-Link for Deceptive Practices Endangering the IoT

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has filed a lawsuit against device manufacturer D-link for allegedly deceiving the marketplace about the security of its products and, in turn, unfairly placing customer privacy at...more

Internet of Things: Navigating Privacy, Data Security, and Client Trust in the Age of Big Data

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In-house attorneys Olga Mack and Katia Bloom on risk management, data security, privacy, and client trust in the rapidly developing IoT Age....more

The State of Cybersecurity in 2016 and the (potential) Great Cyber Fire

Cybersecurity hit the news hard in 2016. The number of high profile, and troubling, cyber incidents increased significantly. The Democratic National Committee and one of Clinton’s top advisor’s being hacked, with leaked...more

Winnik Forum Panelists Explore Cybersecurity in the Connected World

by Hogan Lovells on

Hogan Lovells’ Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum  explored how the Internet of Things (IoT) may continue to expand the scope of cybersecurity concerns. Cybersecurity risks for the IoT were previously synonymous...more

Homeland Security Issues IoT Guidance for Businesses

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published non-binding principles and best practices to help businesses work through key Internet-of-Things (IoT) security issues. Entitled “Strategic Principles for Securing the...more

NIST Issues Internet of Things (IoT) Guidance

Smart machines connected to the internet have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. They make up the Internet of Things (“IoT”), a vast web of interconnected iPhones and Fitbits, tablets and cameras, even baby monitors and...more

Alert: Congressional Hearings and NIST Publication Continue Focus on IoT Security

by Cooley LLP on

Two actions in the past few weeks reflect the continuing government involvement in and concern over the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Attacks using connected devices have highlighted security vulnerabilities...more

NIST Releases Guidance on Internet of Things

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released guidance for the makers of devices that use or are connected to the Internet to build robust security measures into the design of products from the...more

Global Privacy and Data Protection Roundup: Fall 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Privacy and data protection continues to be an international patchwork of laws impacting how personal data is collected, secured, used and shared across borders, and how we contend with the misuse of information technology. ...more

Forrester Cyber Predictions for 2017: Harsh Reality

Forrester recently issued its “2017 Predictions: Dynamics that Will Shape the Future in the Age of the Consumer,” which among others, makes interesting predictions relating to cybersecurity risks coming up in 2017....more

Expect IoT to Continue Redefining Customer Experience in 2017

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely discussed as a revolutionary movement that will continue to have a pervasive impact on our personal and professional lives. But, as is the case with most technological advances that make...more

Latest Cyber Attack a Wake-up Call: What are your company’s IoT exposures?

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

The Internet of Things gives rise to many risks and exposures that companies and their insurers were not thinking about as recently as a couple years ago, and probably aren’t fully cognizant of today....more

UK ICO Offers Guidance on Privacy Notices Under the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In an anticipated guidance, the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) updated its code of practice for privacy notices titled Privacy notices, transparency and control (the Code). Significantly, the ICO has...more

Brexit: Baroness Neville-Rolfe on Data Implications

by Reed Smith on

At the beginning of July, Baroness Neville-Rolfe gave a speech at the annual Privacy Laws & Business conference, outlining the government’s stance on the implications of Brexit for a range of data issues including the GDPR,...more

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2016"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the impact of Brexit on EU data protection, court rulings on cyber insurance policy exclusions and coverage gaps, recent statements from the FTC and the...more

Internet of Things: FTC Settlement Again Emphasizes the Need to Protect Consumers

by Nossaman LLP on

On February 23, the FTC announced that computer hardware maker ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. agreed to settle charges that it allegedly failed to protect consumers as required by federal law. The announcement of this settlement is...more

Ofcom Releases Statement on Spectrum for the ‘Internet of Things’

by Reed Smith on

Last year, we reported on Ofcom’s Statement on ‘Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT)’ (Statement). IoT refers to the exponentially growing network of products that are capable of communicating...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter: April 2016

by Locke Lord LLP on

What seems like a long time ago now, in 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) warned that “there is no question that law firms are among the companies being targeted by cyber criminals.” Despite this, many law firms believed (or...more

2016 Mobile Data Privacy and Security Update and 2015 Review

by BakerHostetler on

To say that mobile device usage has reached a tipping point would be an understatement. There are now more mobile devices than people in the world, a staggering 7.9 billion mobile devices for 7.4 billion people on Earth. In...more

The Internet of Things and the FTC – Don’t Be the Test Case

by LeClairRyan on

Kevin Ashton, an expert on digital innovation, stated 15 years ago that, “If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and...more

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