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Coalition Launches Campaign to Get Big Tech to Agree to Increase Privacy and Data Security Protections

A coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups have launched a campaign to pressure tech companies to commit to stronger privacy and security practices via a Security Pledge, that they contend “would ensure the Internet is used to expand democracy, not undermine it” if adopted.  The pledge borrows several elements from the European Union’s GDPR…

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Tech Industry Backs Federal Data Breach Law

The Internet Association, the Software & Information Industry Association, the Information Technology Industry Council and the App Association have released a joint statement of principles for the framework of federal data breach legislation.  They stress: Without a uniform national standard for data security and breach notification, the current patchwork is likely to grow even more complex…

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CLBR #276: Allen O’Rourke on The Emerging Law of Cyber Defense

The Emerging Law of Cyber Defense   Listen At the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum at George Washington University, former Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen O’Rourke led a panel on the issue of “active defense” techniques in responding to cyber attacks.  “Active defense” techniques may include honeypots, web beacons, “dark web” research, rescue…

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Mass AG Starts Equifax Litigation Derby

Equifax’s data breach involving the sensitive and personal information of 143 million consumers has sparked a national outcry and, investigations by over 30 state Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission.  Last week, Massachusetts became the first state to commence litigation against Equifax and is now considering amending its data breach law in response. EQUIFAX…