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Dan Caprio Quoted in Politico on “Apple dives into ‘Internet of Things’”

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

MLA’s Dan Caprio was quoted in the Politico article, “Apple dives into ‘Internet of Things’.” On Monday, (Apple) unveiled plans to let people use their iPhones and iPads to control an array of Internet-connected devices in their homes, from door locks to lightbulbs. In doing so, the company brought the emerging sector of “smart” appliances… Continue Reading

Privacy and Cybersecurity Collide as House Continue to Debate Information Sharing Legislation

Posted in Congress, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Legislation (Federal)

By Dan Caprio Yesterday, the White House  issued a Statement of Administration Policy that includes a threat to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA” or H.R. 624) unless further changes are made to the bill’s privacy protections to require removal of personal information before cybersecurity data is shared with the government. A… Continue Reading

Department of Commerce Announces August 22 and 29 Data Privacy Meetings

Posted in Data Privacy

By Dan Caprio The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently held its inaugural meeting to begin implementing the Obama Administration Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. A variety of stakeholders from industry, consumer groups, government, academia, and the technical community began work toward crafting an enforceable code of conduct around mobile applications. While NTIA… Continue Reading

Internet Regulatory Policy: My Report from Venice, Italy

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Public-Private Partnerships

By Dan Caprio Last week, Venice, Italy played host to IoT Week 2012 and the IoT International Forum. Known in Europe as “IoT – The Internet of Things” and in the U.S. as “smart innovation,” “smart grids,” and “smart transportation,” this exciting field is increasingly demonstrating both market growth and the potential to bring about tangible… Continue Reading

Navigating The Cyber Maze – Hacking, Compliance and Legislation

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

By Doug Farry With the policy debates surrounding cybersecurity heating up and legislation currently making its way through Congress, it is vitally important that businesses stay current on a number of high priority issues that can affect their operations, including data privacy, data security and related liabilities. To that end, we’re hosting an event in Los Angeles… Continue Reading

FTC Releases Final Privacy Report: It’s ‘Game On’ Since the EU and White House Weighed in Earlier This Year

Posted in Data Privacy

By Dan Caprio Today, the Federal Trade Commission released its long awaited final privacy report. Entitled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers,” the paper contains recommendations from the FTC that Congress “consider enacting general privacy legislation” consistent with the Obama Administration’s call for a consumer privacy… Continue Reading

EU Releases New Data Protection Regulations: Who Will it Affect?

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

By Dan Caprio The European Commission recently published a proposal for the Data Protection Reform Package, including proposals for the new Data Protection Regulation and Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive. In addition to leading to a uniform and coherent data protection law applicable in all EU Member States, the new regulation will also introduce… Continue Reading

Data Privacy Day: Thursday, January 26

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

By Dan Caprio In recognition of Data Privacy Day next week, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is sponsoring “The Intersection of Privacy & Security” at the George Washington Law School on Thursday, January 26. The event is free and open to the public and promises to be a very timely discussion with the expected release of the White House privacy position… Continue Reading