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Biometric Data in the Workplace Could Trigger Privacy Litigation Wave

by Jones Day on

The Situation: While biometric data (such as fingerprints, facial recognition technology, and iris scans) can be used effectively in the workplace, privacy advocates worry that anonymity could be undermined, and plaintiffs'...more

National Telecommunications And Information Administration Issues Report Regarding “Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed...

by King & Spalding on

On September 18, 2017, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), the executive branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information...more

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017: A potential mandate for security standards applicable to...

by Hogan Lovells on

On 1 August 2017, a bipartisan group of four U.S. senators (Steve Daines (R-MT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017....more

The FTC and Industry Propose Best Practices for IoT Security Updates

by Hogan Lovells on

How do you ensure that an Internet-connected sensor or device—often inexpensive and designed for lifespans of up to 20 years or more—can be secured against not only the intrusions of today but also those of the future? This...more

NTIA Holds Virtual Meeting of Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On July 18, 2017, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) hosted a virtual meeting of its multistakeholder process to address Internet of Things (“IoT”) patching and security upgrades. The...more

The FTC and Industry Propose Best Practices for IoT Security Updates

by Hogan Lovells on

How do you ensure that an Internet-connected sensor or device—often inexpensive and designed for lifespans of up to 20 years or more—can be secured against not only the intrusions of today but also those of the future? This...more

FTC Submits Comments on Security Support for IoT Devices

by Reed Smith on

The Federal Trade Commission in June submitted comments to the working group convened by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is studying the security of...more

June 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Adopts Rules to Govern State Opt-out of FirstNet Plan

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its June 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) unanimously approved a process to review the alternative plans of States and Territories (“States”) that seek to opt out of the...more

FTC Comments On Guidance To Improve IoT Device Security

by King & Spalding on

On June 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) submitted public comments recommending modifications to draft guidance to improve the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices by having IoT manufacturers better...more

FTC Submits Comments on IoT Security

by Morgan Lewis on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted public comments to the US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in connection with the NTIA’s draft guidance on improving the...more

FTC Submits Comment To Aid NTIA In Developing Internet of Things Guidance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its latest effort to address security concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has submitted public comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's...more

What to Expect at the FCC’s June 2017 Open Meeting

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

This is Kelley Drye’s preview of the items under consideration at the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) upcoming monthly Open Meeting, to be held on June 22, 2017. Chairman Ajit Pai continues to schedule a large...more

FTC Submits Comments on IoT Device Security to NTIA Working Group

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Monday, the FTC submitted comments to the draft National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) guidance intended to improve Internet of Things (IoT) device security and increase consumer transparency....more

Commercial Drone Alliance Speaks Out Against Drone Privacy Legislation

The Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) voiced its opinion on the drone privacy legislation that was recently reintroduced by U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey and U.S. Representative Peter Welch. The Drone Aircraft Privacy and...more

The FTC’s Public Comment on the NTIA’s Draft Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Template Reflects Further Support for the NIST’s...

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

In August 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) addressed the effect of the Cybersecurity Framework (“NIST Framework”) issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on FTC enforcement actions under Section...more

NTIA Highlights Promise and Policy Challenges of IoT, Seeks Additional Comments

by Hogan Lovells on

On January 12, 2017, prior to the new administration taking power, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) within the Department of Commerce (Department) released a Green Paper on “Fostering the...more

FCC Chairman Pai Launches “Digital Empowerment Agenda” and Creates New Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee—Nominations Due...

In one of his first acts as FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai announced he was moving forward with his Digital Empowerment Agenda accompanied by the announcement this past Tuesday that the FCC is forming a new federal advisory...more

FTC Goes After IoT Device Manufacturer for Alleged Security Vulnerabilities in Routers, IP Cameras

by BakerHostetler on

On January 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had filed a complaint against Taiwanese D-Link Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, D-Link Systems Inc. (D-Link), alleging the company made deceptive claims about...more

The Evolving Internet of Things and Its Risks for Business Consumers

by Williams Mullen on

The recent distributed denial of service (“DDOS”) attack on domain name service provider Dyn is likely to result in greater scrutiny by regulators and lawmakers of the potential risks associated with the increasing use of the...more

Are You Allowed to Jailbreak Your Car? As of Today, the Answer is Yes.

by Buchalter on

Modern automobiles are operated by dozens of computers, known as Electronic Control Units or ECUs, which control almost all of the main functions in a vehicle, including engine control, fuel efficiency, and breaking. The...more

Department Of Commerce Agency Seeks Standards For IoT Security

by King & Spalding on

On August 2, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), an agency of the Department of Commerce, announced that it would form a multi-stakeholder group to increase transparency for the deployment...more

Comment Deadlines Set for FCC Rulemaking Seeking to Expedite the Team Telecom Application Review Process

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As Kelley Drye reported in an earlier post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving quickly on efforts to expedite review of certain FCC applications, including, but not limited to, Section 214 and submarine...more

Oklahoma, other states limit flights of unmanned aircraft

by GableGotwals on

Q: The governor recently signed legislation to regulate unmanned aircraft in some instances. What does the law do? A: The new act regulates flights of unmanned aircraft over certain facilities, such as refineries,...more

Facial Recognition Guidelines issued by NTIA and approved by IBIA

On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued its facial recognition best practices, which were developed by a multi-stakeholder group convened by...more

FCC Proposes Rules to Expedite Initial Stages of the Team Telecom Application Review Process

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) is looking to jump start the initial steps of the Executive Branch process of reviewing certain applications, including Section 214 and submarine cable-related...more

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