Uber Enters FTC Consent Decree Over Failure to Protect Consumer Data

In 2014, press reports revealed that Uber employees improperly accessed riders’ personal information using an internal company tool called the “God View.”  To respond to the controversy, Uber posted this statement on its site:   Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data. The only…

Q&A Even homeowner associations are targets of hackers looking to profit off cybercrime

In February, I began contributing to Donie Vanitzian’s HOA Q&A Column in the Los Angeles Times. Q&A Even homeowner associations are targets of hackers looking to profit off cybercrime Question: Our HOA’s website, which was created and controlled by the management company, houses a treasure trove of documents and information pertaining to our association and…

Microsoft Calls for Int’l Body for Cyber Attack Attribution

Following its call earlier this year for a Digital Geneva Convention, to address the growing threat of state sponsored cyber attacks. Microsoft released a paper about cyber security norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Of particular note is the paper’s call for the equivalent of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)…