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Illinois Makes Moves on Geolocation Privacy

In April, US President Donald Trump signed a bill rejecting Obama-era regulations on the consent needed for a broadband internet access service (BIAS) provider to use and disclose a consumer’s sensitive information—including...more

Is It Time to Update Your Contract's SSAE Audit Language?

The latest update to the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE)—a set of standards applying to compliance reporting, issued by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB)—came into effect recently. If your contract...more

Contract Corner: Liquidated Damages Clauses

A liquidated damages clause can be a useful tool in a contract to reduce uncertainty and the time and resources spent on potential disputes. Liquidated damages clauses specify the amount of damages to be paid by the breaching...more

New FTC Guidance on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

In May 2017, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) raising concerns about the security of data collected, transmitted, and/or stored by internet-connected products geared toward...more

Timely Reminder: Lawyers’ Ethical Obligations and Technology

In June 2017, companies, government entities, and law firms faced a global ransomware attack from a type of malware where attackers lock certain data or components of a system and demand payment in exchange for returned...more

Congress Invalidates New FCC Privacy and Data Security Rules

Following actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to suspend the effective date of the FCC’s data security rules, the US Congress—pursuant to the Congressional Review Act—passed a resolution to block the...more

Just Released Proposed Cyber Risk-Management Update for the Financial Sector

On October 19, US banking agencies released an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comments on enhanced cybersecurity standards. These standards potentially would apply to ..US bank holding companies...more

FTC Releases Data Breach Response Guide

On October 25, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance for businesses that outlines recommended actions to take when facing a data breach. This data breach response guide (Guide) follows the FTC's prior...more

Asia-Pacific Data Flow

On October 19, the US Department of Commerce and the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan announced their commitment to expand the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR)...more

Smart Regulations: The Oversight of Artificial Intelligence

The Obama administration's National Science and Technology Council released a report on artificial intelligence (AI) last week that shared findings on the current state of AI and its potential effect on society. The council...more

FCC Chairman Moves to Regulate Broadband Consumer Privacy

On October 6, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler released a factsheet outlining proposed rules aimed at protecting broadband consumers’ privacy. The proposed rules would apply to internet service...more

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