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Internet Of Things Strategies For The Energy Sector
Whether thinking about managing oil and gas, water or other infrastructure facilities, or considering industrial efficiency, robotics and automation
United States
24 Sep 2019
Are You Talking To A Bot? New CA Law Makes Disclosure The Best Option
Welcome to July. While the California Consumer Protection Act ("CCPA") is certainly one of the most important pieces of privacy legislation affecting many businesses today
United States
11 Jul 2019
The Phantom Menace: Office Depot Settles With FTC Over Fake Virus Scans
Office Depot and its tech support provider,, proved to be anything but "supportive" after allegedly providing false malware scan results and conning customers into paying for repairs and technical services...
United States
30 Apr 2019
United States
15 Feb 2019
OIG Advisory Opinion Allows Smartphone Loan For Needy Patients Taking Digital Drug
Last week, the OIG for the DHHS issued a favorable Advisory Opinion regarding a proposal by a pharmaceutical manufacturer to loan a limited-use smartphone to financially needy patients taking the digital version of...
United States
11 Feb 2019
DC Repeals Tipped Worker Wage Law But Imposes New Requirements On Employers Of Tipped Workers
The District of Columbia Council recently repealed a law approved by voters in a June 2018 referendum that would have fundamentally changed the way tipped workers in the District are paid.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Commitment To Protection Of User Data Essential To Consumer Adoption Of IoT Devices – Three Things To Know About The New Hampshire Amazon Echo Case
Recently, Amazon refused (registration required) to provide data from an Amazon Echo device in a case involving the a double homicide in response to an order issued by a New Hampshire state judge.
United States
11 Dec 2018
"Hey Alexa – Tell Me About Your Security Measures"
California continues to lead the nation in cybersecurity and privacy legislation on the heels of the recent California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA").
United States
8 Oct 2018
More Privacy Legislative Activity In California
Labor Day is passed, and the Privacy & Security Matters blog is back after a bit of a hiatus. The California State Legislature was busy up to the last day of the session working on privacy legislation
United States
7 Sep 2018
The Week Ahead – US v. Microsoft At SCOTUS
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in United States v. Microsoft Corp., in which the court will decide whether a US technology service provider ...
United States
28 Feb 2018
FTC Reaffirms That IoT Devices Must Comply With COPPA
The Internet of Things ("IoT") can be thought of as a group of different devices that can communicate with each other, perhaps over a network such as the internet.
United States
21 Jul 2017
Who is Watching You Watch TV? If You Have VIZIO … Your TV Might Be Watching You
The resulting court order has important repercussions for both consumers and smart TV producers.
United States
16 Feb 2017
NIST Issues Internet Of Things (IoT) Guidance
Smart machines connected to the internet have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. They make up the Internet of Things, a vast web of interconnected iPhones and Fitbits, tablets and cameras...
United States
30 Nov 2016
What You Need To Know About The New Broadband Privacy Regulations
On April 1, 2016, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking setting forth proposed privacy and data security rules that would govern ISPs' provision of BIAS.
United States
14 Nov 2016
How Did The Internet Of Things Allow The Latest Attack — On The Internet?
Over the last week, details have become available to explain how an attack against a well-known domain name service (DNS) provider occurred.
United States
8 Nov 2016
FCC Adopts Controversial Broadband Privacy Regs
The FCC has voted 3-2 along party lines to require internet service providers (ISPs) to get a customer's explicit consent before they can use or share what is termed "sensitive" personal information.
United States
7 Nov 2016
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Provides New Online Tool To Report California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) Violations
Mobile app creators should be aware that the Attorney General's office will not only be relying on consumers to identify non-compliant apps.
United States
24 Oct 2016
Facebook v. Vachani – User Authorization Can Be Revoked By Service Providers
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently issued a decision that could have far reaching implications for the relationships between companies that provide online services, their customers or users, and third parties.
United States
21 Jul 2016
EU Adopts Cybersecurity Directive: What US Companies Need To Know
Not all the news coming out of Europe these days is about Brexit. In fact, the forces of unity and harmonization remain a top priority for European regulators hoping to combat digital security threats...
United States
13 Jul 2016
"Interim" No More: DHS And DOJ Publish Final CISA Guidance On Cybersecurity Sharing
As we have written previously, a company may share cyber threat indicators (CTIs) and defensive measures (DMs) for cybersecurity purposes "notwithstanding any other provision of law,"...
United States
24 Jun 2016
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