FINRA Fines Financial Firm for Failing to Encrypt Customer Data on Lost Laptop

Like other federal agencies exercising regulatory power in the data privacy and security arena, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) is cracking down on firms that fail to meet required data security practices. Recently, FINRA imposed a significant  fine upon a regulated … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Breach, Data Protection, Government Regulations, SEC, Uncategorized

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DOJ Unveils New Cyber Security Unit and Urges Cyber Attack Victims to Cooperate with Post-Breach Investigations

In a recent speech at the Georgetown Cyber Security Law Institute, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell outlined the recent activities of a new Cyber Security Unit created within the Justice Department’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPS”).  Her speech not … Continue reading

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Cleared for Takeoff? Feds Release Proposed Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

On February 15, 2015, the federal government unveiled two key documents concerning the future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)—sometimes referred to as “drones”—in the United States.  The FAA released a highly anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding commercial UAS operations, while the … Continue reading

Posted in Drones, Government Regulations, Privacy, Uncategorized

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