Cybersecurity Rules for Colorado Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers

Colorado has adopted rules that add cybersecurity requirements for certain entities with Colorado securities licenses. The rules are from the regulatory agency the Division of Securities. It licenses securities professionals and helps maintain confidence in the securities market. Its rules … Continue reading

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On the Border: Lawmakers Seek to End Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices by Border Authorities

The controversial practice of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents randomly demanding that Americans turn over passwords to their mobile devices so they can be searched at the border and at ports of entry may be coming to an … Continue reading

Posted in Customs and Border Protection, Digital Devices, Government Regulations, Law Enforcement, Personal Information, Privacy

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Arizona Authorizes Smart Contracts on a Blockchain

Last week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2417 that amends Arizona law to provide that signatures secured through blockchain are valid electronic signatures and that smart contracts are legal, enforceable contracts under Arizona law.  Arizona’s House and Senate approved … Continue reading

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Notable New State Privacy and Data Security Laws – Part Two

This is the second in a two-part series addressing recent developments in state privacy and data security laws.  This article addresses new laws about student privacy, enforcement/ punishment for data privacy and security violations, and miscellaneous data privacy and security-centered laws.  Part One addressed additions … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Government Regulations, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws, Student Privacy

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Notable New State Privacy and Data Security Laws – Part One

States aren’t static when it comes to data privacy and security laws.  This is Part One of a two-part series about several new state privacy and data security laws that took effect within the last year.  In this article, we’ll focus on the following items: … Continue reading

Posted in California, Data Breach, Government Regulations, Nevada, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws

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California’s Data Breach Laws

All U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. California’s was the landmark law, first taking effect in 2003. Here is what California requires. Who The Laws Apply To. The laws apply to … Continue reading

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NIST Issues Draft Update to the Cybersecurity Framework

On January 10, 2017, as the Obama administration draws to a close, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released a long-awaited draft version 1.1 of its ground-breaking Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  This draft revision builds upon … Continue reading

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Commerce Secretary: Trust Gap Hinders Cyber Attack Reporting

In a keynote address delivered on September 27, 2016 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, DC, Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker conceded that “the federal government cannot regulate cyber risk out of existence.”  Additionally, while calling … Continue reading

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FTC Round-Up: NIST Framework Compliance Is Not Enough and Looming Ransomware Enforcement Activity

On August 31st and September 7th, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided guidance regarding cybersecurity standards, which companies should consider when assessing their current data security posture. NIST Framework Compliance Is Not Enough On August 31st, the FTC published … Continue reading

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The FTC Rules Against LabMD in On-Going Data Security Case

The lengthy saga between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and LabMD, Inc. reached another turning point on July 28, 2016. The FTC issued its unanimous Opinion in which it found that LabMD’s data security practices were unreasonable, lacked “even basic … Continue reading

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