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As part of our continuing California drone law coverage, today we report on the latest attempt by the California legislature to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles. Introduced yesterday by California State Senator Hannah Beth...more
Another pitfall that might arise in a BYOD context pertains to the nature of the information on the device itself. In addition to proprietary information of the company, certain other information is subject to additional...more
On January 16, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promulgated a much - anticipated draft guidance concerning the classification and regulation of general wellness products. The draft guidance is the FDA’s latest...more
Good Tuesday – The East Coast prepares for Apocalypse (Sn)ow.
In the meantime, here are three privacy-related tidbits for your day.
Privacy Concerns Cause Scale Back of Release of HealthCare.gov Data -
The Internet of Things will make the Internet disappear according to Eric Schmidt of Google. The Internet will become part of any object around us collecting personal data in a seemless manner which might lead to privacy...more
As we await Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) proposed rules regarding the operation of drones that weigh less than 55 pounds, other parts of the federal government appear poised to scrutinize the privacy issues...more
The world of the popular television show Mad Men may be glamorous, but according to the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Jessica Rich, it depicts more fiction than fact about modern...more
While hundreds of tech companies are racing to develop the newest in Internet-connected “smart” devices, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is sending a reminder to those companies of their...more
Privacy breaches and potential liabilities might increase as a consequence of the usage of drones that represent a massive resource in a number of different sectors, but might also trigger some “new” unexpected legal risks....more
Domestic drone use presents a variety of problems, from worries about privacy and pervasive surveillance, to fears of public safety and concerns about how a crowded airspace may change life on the ground. But one new idea...more
Once the hottest new technology innovation around, Google Glass was put out to pasture yesterday, at least for the near future.
In the tech industry, we generally assume that a game-changing product like Glass will...more
If you’re among the nearly half of Americans who make a list of lofty resolutions every January 1, e-discovery was probably the last thing on your mind as you pledged to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, or get...more
Three privacy/security stories that you should know as you start your week:
President Obama to Offer Cybersecurity/Privacy Previews to State of the Union Proposals -
In a series of speeches this week, President...more
The policy debate over domestic use of drones is ongoing, and legal issues surrounding privacy are still being worked out. As 2015 begins, however, it seems appropriate to look forward to where drones may be going in the near...more
Driverless cars, also called autonomous cars, auto-pilot cars, robo-cars, automated cars, connected cars, self-driving cars, or driver-free cars, can navigate and sense the surrounding environment without human input during...more
As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer...more
And what will that new gadget be spilling about you??
There is no doubt that wearable devices are among the hottest gifts of the season! From fitness bands and smart watches to wearable cameras and the Google Glass,...more
Employers should recognize an employee’s zone of privacy in the workplace. Business owners and managers need to understand that while they have their employees’ attention for much of the workday, there are limits. An employer...more
Amazon isn’t the Only Business That Would Love to Get its Hands on “Octocopter” -
Don’t look now—hobbyists may already be flying drones in the skies near you, and commercial uses are emerging. The New York Times...more
..new insurance coverage endorsements -
A few days ago, media outlets released a video of a kangaroo knocking a drone out of the sky.
Apparently, this “privacy loving” kangaroo was less than pleased with the...more
Although it is unclear when autonomous vehicles will be hitting the roads, what is clear is that this technology is coming. Automakers to suppliers to lawmakers to insurers will want to carefully consider the following issues...more
On December 3, the Merchant and Financial Associations Cybersecurity Partnership (“Partnership”) submitted a letter to Congress requesting its consideration of adopting cybersecurity information sharing legislation. ...more
In recent years, companies in the United States and abroad have increasingly turned to vehicle tracking devices and remote shut off devices to offer lower priced insurance products and auto loans to higher risk borrowers. On...more
Yik Yak arrests. For several months now we at Socially Aware have been writing about how college students have been using the purportedly anonymous messaging app Yik Yak to communicate deeply offensive remarks and threats of...more
There isn’t an official Privacy Person of the Year award. If there were, Edward Snowden almost certainly would have won it last year. Instead, he finished in second place, behind Pope Francis, as TIME Magazine’s 2013 Person...more
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