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ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

Why Is Health Care Cybersecurity So Bad? Blame the Insiders, New Verizon Report Says - As reported originally in Fortune, “a new cybersecurity report from Verizon outlines the stunning degree to which internal actors are...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

U.S. Cyber Chief Says Trump Hasn’t Told Him to Confront Russian Cyber ThreatCNN reports this week, “U.S. Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers told lawmakers on Tuesday that he has not been granted the authority by President...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

DOJ Will Form Cybersecurity Task Force - Law 360 reports, “In the wake of numerous high profile hacks, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it will form a Cyber-Digital Task Force aimed at combating a global...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

Group Makes $50 Million by Phishing Bitcoin Users Using Google AdWords - reports that cybercriminals use traditional phishing techniques to steal Bitcoin, but drive traffic to their phishing sites...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

Exclusive: U.S. Consumer Protection Official Puts Equifax Probe on Ice – Sources - On Monday, Reuters reported that, “Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

US News reports: “A legislative panel has approved a bill that would require companies to inform South Dakota residents whose personal information was taken in a data breach,” and that “the state needs a fair reporting law...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

“Following an increase in reported state data breaches in 2017, North Carolina’s attorney general and a state representative introduced data breach legislation to better protect individuals,” HealthIT Security reports. In...more

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

Tech Republic reports that “the executive order may help bring internet to previously hard to reach areas, something several ISPs have been working towards.” “A more connected country”, author Olivia Krauth reports, “could...more

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

IAB Europe reported that it “presented a new technical standard to support the digital advertising ecosystem in meeting requirements relating to user consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” The...more

The Real Takeaway from VIZIO’s Privacy FTC Settlement

It has been widely reported that VIZIO, Inc., a large television manufacturer, settled a Complaint brought by the FTC and the Attorney General of New Jersey for $2.2 million for alleged unfair and deceptive acts and practices...more

IoT Vendors Beware: FTC’s Latest Enforcement Action Signals Further Scrutiny of the Industry

The FTC’s first data security enforcement action in 2017 sends a clear signal to vendors serving the Internet of Things (“IoT”) marketplace: make sure your data security promises match your data security practices. IoT is in...more

Update: NY Financial Regulator Extends Deadline for Cybersecurity Compliance

Yesterday, it was reported that the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) will give financial institutions an additional 2 months to comply with its new cybersecurity regulations. That would make the effective...more

Chairman Wheeler to Leave FCC Jan. 20

Today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed that he will resign effective January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day. With Commissioner Rosenworcel unlikely to be confirmed for a new term, this would leave the FCC with two Republicans...more

Compliance Clock Begins to Tick for BIAS Providers Following Publication of Privacy Rules in the Federal Register

The FCC’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register last Friday, December 2, 2016. The publication of these rules initiates the period in which broadband ISPs must come into compliance with the agency’s...more

FCC Releases Text of Broadband ISP Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission released the full text of its anticipated privacy rules for internet service providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, and interconnected VOIP providers. Broadly speaking, these...more

It’s Official: The FCC Has Adopted New Privacy and Security Rules for ISPs Following a 3-2 Vote Along Partisan Lines

Today, the FCC formally adopted on a 3-2 party-line vote an order that enacts a new privacy and security regime for Internet service providers (ISPs). While it may be several days before the official order and the text of...more

FCC Broadband Privacy Part I: The FCC’s Ascension as a Privacy Regulator

Tomorrow, October 27, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote on new privacy rules for internet service providers (ISP) that will have a lasting impact on U.S. privacy regulation. In this special...more

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