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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New Mexico Passes Data Breach Notification Law

On March 16, 2017, the New Mexico legislature passed the Data Breach Notification Act (HB 15), which is now on the desk of Governor Susana Martinez awaiting signature. Governor Martinez has until April 7, 2017 to sign HB 15 into … Continue reading

Posted in Data Breach, New Mexico, Notification, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws

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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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Data Privacy Day? Yeah, it’s a Thing.

For a number of years now, January 28 has been marked as “Data Privacy Day” (or, for our European friends, “Data Protection Day”), and it is often overlooked observed in the United States, Canada, India and many European countries. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, European Union, Personal Information, Privacy

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More Questions than Answers – The DOJ’s Sudden Change in Tactics in the Apple iPhone Encryption Dispute

In the ongoing iPhone encryption battle between the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Apple, March 22, 2016 might have been a pivotal moment in the national discourse on digital privacy rights, encryption, and the bounds of federal investigative authority. March … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, FBI, Personal Information, Privacy, Uncategorized

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FDIC Issues Special Newsletter on Cyber Security – What You Need to Know

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) has been publishing FDIC Consumer News quarterly since 1993 to help people protect their money and avoid financial fraud and theft. In its Winter 2016 issue, the FDIC has focused specifically on online and … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, FDIC, Government Regulations, Personal Information, Privacy

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Nevada’s Revised Data Security Law

Last spring we posted a summary of Nevada’s data security laws.  Since then, during the 2015 legislative session, the Nevada legislature adopted certain amendments to the statute. The changes took effect on July 1, 2015. The “Personal Information” Definition Has Been Updated To keep … Continue reading

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

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