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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Is Coming: What Does It Mean For U.S. Businesses?

With the May 25, 2018 deadline quickly approaching, many businesses are scrambling to prepare for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and questions and conversations are heating up. Still...more

Where Does Your State Rank? Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Releases its FY 2017 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

Yesterday, the FTC issued its National Do Not Call Registry Data book for Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017). The National Do Not Call Registry Data Book contains statistical data about phone numbers...more

FCC Passes the “Restoring Internet Freedom” Order, Repealing Net Neutrality Rules and Restoring FTC Jurisdiction Over Online...

Today, the FCC voted to pass the Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals the 2015 “net neutrality” rules and reverts back to the “light regulatory” touch the FCC previously had in place regarding internet service...more

FTC and FCC Outline Memorandum of Understanding to Coordinate Online Consumer Protection Following Adoption of the FCC’s Restoring...

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced their intent to coordinate which of the two agencies would coordinate online consumer protection efforts following the...more

NIST Publishes Draft 2 of the Revised NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Comment by January 19, 2018

On December 5, 2017, NIST published a revised version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (i.e., Draft 2 of Version 1.1) (“Framework”). According to NIST, Version 1.1 of the Framework refines, clarifies, and enhances Version...more

FTC Seeks Public Comment on Sears’ Petition to Modify Order Regarding Software Tracking Application

The FTC is seeking public comment on a petition by Sear’s to reopen and modify its 2009 consent order to restrict the broad definition of “tracking application”. In 2009, the FTC issued an order settling charges that Sears...more

I May Have Been Affected by the Equifax Breach: Now What Do I Do?

If you’ve seen the news, you’re probably aware that Equifax announced last week that hackers had breached some of its website application software, potentially affecting the sensitive personal information of approximately...more

Senate Introduces the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 for Government-Acquired IoT Devices

On August 1, 2017, the Senate introduced the “Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017”, which aims to bolster the security of government-acquired IoT devices. Sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA),...more

Could Your Website Be Collecting Information from Kids? Federal Trade Commission Issues 6-Step Plan for Complying with the...

This month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance for businesses operating websites and online services looking to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). COPPA addresses the...more

China’s Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect Today, Still Leaves Many Questions

On June 1, 2017, China’s new cybersecurity law, entitled the “Network Security Law”, goes into effect. The law was passed in November 2016. It now becomes legally mandatory for “network operators” and “providers of network...more

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