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FTC Submits Public Comment to Working Group Tasked with Developing Guidance on IoT Security, Upgradability, and Patching

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Internet of Things
On June 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a public comment regarding the National Telecommunications & Information Administration’s (NTIA) draft guidance titled Communicating IoT Device Security Update Capability to Improve Transparency for Customers.  In commenting on the guidance, the FTC acknowledged the benefits of and challenges to IoT device security, and encouraged manufacturers… Continue Reading

Vizio Agrees to $2.2M Settlement Regarding Data Collection Practices

Posted in Government Agencies, Information Management, Internet of Things, Privacy, Uncategorized
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced an agreement settling claims against a television manufacturer arising from the alleged unauthorized collection of television viewing data.  The FTC, along with the State of New Jersey, alleged that certain “smart TVs” manufactured and sold by VIZIO, Inc. and its subsidiary VIZIO Inscape Services (collectively, “VIZIO”) failed… Continue Reading

Privacy-Cybersecurity Weekly News Update—Week of November 13

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Internet of Things
Discussion headlines:  New guidelines for IoT; Russia blocks access to LinkedIn; Standing under the TCPA; Long distance search warrant power The DHS and NIST Release Guidelines for the IoT This week, both the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology released a set of guidelines intended to secure the IoT. … Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update- Week of June 20, 2016

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Health IT, Internet of Things, Privacy
Brexit effect on EU and UK Privacy rules; EU and U.S. to strengthen ‘Privacy Shield’; Ponemon Study on Healthcare Data Security; Mobile ad provider fined for deceptive conduct FTC comments on the Internet of Things Brexit – what does it mean for EU and UK Privacy rules? On June 23, 2016, the population of Great… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity News Update- 3 Week Summary

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Internet of Things, Privacy
The Panama Papers Leak – An overview on histories’ biggest data leak; Article 29 Working Party about to release opinion on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield; EU: GDPR and PCJ DPD about to be approved next week – final consolidated text published by Council; US: New HIPAA Audit Protocol Released as a Guidance Tool for phase two… Continue Reading

NTIA Seeking Comments on IoT

Posted in Internet of Things
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has published a request for comment on federal policy related to the Internet of Things (IoT). For more information, please refer to our post on C&M Health Law. Crowell & Moring is available to assist in preparing comments in advance of the May 23,2016 filing deadline.  … Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Internet of Things, Privacy
FCC Adopts a NPRM for Privacy Proposal; FTC Chairwoman Wants IoT Threat Addressed; Consumer Reports Hit with Privacy Class Action; DOJ Accesses Shooter’s Phone and Drops Apple Suit   FCC Adopts a NPRM for Privacy Proposal On Thursday, March 31 in a 3-2 party-line vote, the FCC advanced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Internet of Things, Privacy
US Changes Stance on Wassenaar Arrangement Hacking Amendment; FCC Proposes Privacy Rules for Internet Providers; New Jersey Supreme Court Unanimously Approves Roving Wiretaps; FTC Commissioner Opposes Encryption Backdoor Legislation US Changes Stance on Wassenaar Arrangement Hacking Amendment Last week, the U.S. executive branch announced that it will change its stance on the 2013 amendment to… Continue Reading

Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Government Regulations & FISMA, Internet of Things, Privacy
Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to release its “2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year.” The reports examine the trends and developments that will impact corporations in the coming year—from the last year of the Obama administration to how corporate litigation strategy is transforming from the… Continue Reading

The IoT Says “Hello” to Barbie

Posted in Internet of Things, Privacy
The Internet of Things has found its way into the court room once again.  Last week, two mothers filed a putative class action stemming from their children’s use of “Hello Barbie,” an interactive version of the popular doll that relies on cloud-based technology to talk back to its playmates and that the mothers allege violated… Continue Reading

Health Care Industry Emerging Legal Issues Webinar Series – Privacy & Cybersecurity: Evolving Risks and Liability Trends

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Internet of Things
Please join Crowell & Moring for the fourth in a series of webinars focused on key issues of importance to the health care industry on September 29, 2015 at 2 PM ET. With the size, severity, and complexity of cyber threats continuing to increase, health care companies are high risk targets due to the large… Continue Reading

Join Us for OOPS 2015! Cybersecurity Risk Management: The View from Washington and Beyond

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Government Contracting, Information Management, Internet of Things, Privacy, Public Sectors
Crowell & Moring would like to invite government contractors to ring-side seats for the fight of the year – Congress v. the White House.  This year’s Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) will focus on the dynamic interplay between the opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue and how it will ultimately impact government contractors across the industry.… Continue Reading

The “Sense of the Senate” is Pro-Internet of Things

Posted in Government Agencies, Government Regulations & FISMA, Internet of Things, Privacy
On Monday, the Senate passed Resolution 110, calling for the development of a national strategy that incentivizes and accelerates the country’s use of the “Internet of Things,” or IoT.  The Resolution comes amidst increased attention on the IoT industry, including the first Congressional hearings on the subject in both the House and the Senate.  The… Continue Reading

Senate Hearing Examines Internet of Things

Posted in Government Regulations & FISMA, Internet of Things, Public Sectors
Last week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened to hold a hearing on “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things.” Signaling that Congress may be interested in delving into this area, Senators pressed witnesses about the best ways to strike a balance between fostering innovation and protecting consumer interests. Senators and… Continue Reading

FTC Report Calls on IoT Companies to Protect Consumers

Posted in Data Breach, Internet of Things, Privacy
Yesterday, the FTC released a report summarizing comments and recommendations arising out of its November 2013 workshop The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World. The report suggests that we are “at the beginning of this technology trend” and estimates that, by 2020, some 50 billion devices will be connected to the… Continue Reading