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House Panel OK’s Bill to Ban Law Enforcement from Buying Data from Brokers

Legislation that would ban law enforcement and federal agencies from buying consumer data from data brokers without a warrant is on its way to the full House ...
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CISA Pressures Federal Civilian Agencies to Secure Network Devices

CISA put federal civilian agencies on notice that they were expected to secure network devices within 14 days of discovering they had been exposed on the internet ...
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Identity Crisis: Supreme Court Rules on ‘Identity Theft’ Penalty Enhancement

The Supreme Court attempted to define what it means to “use” without lawful authority “a means of identification” of another person ...
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Insider Risk: Theft of Trade Secrets Nets Thief Six Months

An interesting case of insider risk wrapped up recently in the Federal District Court in Massachusetts when U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young handed down a lenient sentence to Haoyang ...
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Federal Court Dismisses FTC Location Privacy Lawsuit

Geolocation data is among the most sensitive personal data. Marketers can use this data to determine what you are likely to buy, how much you are likely to spend and where you ...
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War, Hunh. Yeah. What is it Good For? Reducing Insurer Liability for Cyberattacks

A New Jersey court recently ruled that an insurer was not relieved from its obligation to pay for Merck’s losses after a Russian NotPetya cyberattack. The insurer claimed its ‘Act of War’ ...
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A CISO Employment Contract May Mean the Difference Between Success and Jail

On May 4, 2023, U.S. District Judge William Orrick sentenced former Uber CISO and former DOJ cybercrime prosecutor Joe Sullivan to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service for ...
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The Ethics of Selling Hacker Tools

With Indiana Jones about to enter the space race in the Dial of Destiny, I am reminded of the great Tom Lehrer’s 1965 song about former Nazi scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun’s ...
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Supreme Court to Address Online Threats to Celebrities

On April 19, 2023, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Counterman v. Colorado, a case readdressing the question of the mental state the government has to demonstrate to ...
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US ‘Strike Force’ Keeps Disruptive Tech From Adversaries

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Commerce launched a “Disruptive Technology Strike Force” to investigate and prosecute criminal violations of U.S. export control laws. The aim is to ...
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