FTC Releases Cybersecurity Basics Fact Sheets

The Federal Trade Commission has released a series of fact sheets and an introductory video on cybersecurity basics. The factsheets begin with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework which gives businesses an outline of best practices to help decide where to focus time and money for cybersecurity protection. Other topics covered are: Cybersecurity begins with strong physical security Ransomware Phishing…

Groups Call for Civil Rights Considerations in Privacy Legislation

As Congress gets set to begin hearings on privacy legislation, a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups released a letter to House and Senate Committee leaders with jurisdiction over privacy legislation “to ensure that civil rights retain a fundamental place in the ongoing online privacy debate, hearings, and legislation in your committees.” “Civil…

CLA/TIP Monthly Call –The Debate over CaCPA with Prof. Eric Goldman

The Debate over the California Consumer Privacy Act with Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman The California Lawyers Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Technology, Internet & Privacy Subcommittee’s February Call  Wednesday, February 13th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# Agenda Part 1: Introduction Welcome/Introductions Part 2: Presentation by Professor Goldman Professor Goldman will address…

DOJ Opinion Closes Door to Online Gambling in the States

In 2011, a Justice Department opinion letter opened the door to online gambling in the United States for the first time since Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA).   The opinion abandoned prior expansive interpretation of the Wire Act and limited its application to only sports wagering, thereby giving the green…

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Vermont Data Broker Law Goes Into Effect

  In 2018, the state of Vermont enacted the nation’s first law regulating data brokers which went into effect on January 1, 2019.  Data brokers were required to register by February 1, 2019. The law defines a data broker as a business that “knowingly collects and sells or licenses to third parties the brokered personal information…