Emerging Technologies and Cybersecurity Ann LaFrance has published an article in this month’s Cyber Security Practitioner on a recent report by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security on cybersecurity issues in relation to emerging technologies, including: The Internet of Things (IoT) Autonomous systems (e.g., vehicles) Next-generation virtualized infrastructures (e.g., software-defined networks and 5G) Upcoming societal challenges related to end-user behaviors Virtual and augmented reality The Internet of Bio-Nano Things AI and Robotics In January 2018, the ENISA issued a report entitled ‘Looking into the Crystal Ball’. View Full Post
Alternative Communications Planning and Cybersecurity Incident Response In her fourth installment of “Cybersecurity Law” for CSO, Tara Swaminatha focuses on communications planning as part of an incident response plan (IR). Many companies are now rightfully revisiting their IR protocols to prepare themselves for future attacks. More and more regulatory requirements dictate that organizations must have a written IR plan. View Full Post
In Part 1 of an upcoming series of posts on our sister Anticorruption Blog, DC-based associate Ericka Johnson explores the recently proposed CLOUD Act and the increasing gap between technology and the law. Of special interest to our readers, The CLOUD Act updates standards for when governments may be able to obtain information stored outside of their jurisdiction and clarifies that a warrant served on a U.S. View Full Post
Key Aspects of FCC’s 2015 Order Interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act Vacated On March 16, 2018, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated two rulings from the FCC’s 2015 declaratory ruling and order concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The DC Circuit’s decision is a victory for companies that have been seeking clarity from the FCC as to how to comply with the TCPA.   View Full Post
Eduardo Guzmán has written an article for Law360 regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) with relation to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services. Much like the explosion in the use of mobile devices dramatically changed how the TCPA has been enforced and applied, emerging technologies like VoIP threaten to alter the TCPA landscape in ways that would have been unpredictable when the statute was enacted in 1991. View Full Post
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Cloud Security On February 27, 2018 the Supreme Court heard arguments surrounding the privacy of data stored abroad and the reach of U.S. search warrants to retrieve such data.  While the Supreme Court decides the merits of United States v. Microsoft, Congress will debate on overhauling the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) to reflect technological advances that were not contemplated back in 1986 – the year of SCA’s enactment. View Full Post
One Stop Shop: Will the Promise be Delivered? One of the business-friendly improvements promised by the GDPR is a ‘one stop shop’ regulatory interface facility to benefit companies doing business across multiple EU jurisdictions. If you are attending IAPP’s Europe Data Protection Congress,  please stop by Copper Hall at 9:15 am on Thursday, November 9th to learn if the promise will be delivered.    View Full Post