What Does the New Utah Electronic Data Privacy Law Do?

Utah recently became the first state to enact a law specifically designed to protect private electronic information stored with third parties from collection by law enforcement without a valid warrant.  Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the ground-breaking legislation on March … Continue reading

Posted in Data Protection, Electronic devices, Government Regulations, Law Enforcement, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws, Utah

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The Anatomy of an FTC Data Security Lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has described itself as “Your cop on the privacy beat” and a top federal regulator of consumer-facing data security practices.  An example of how the FTC asserts itself when it comes to data security and … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Breach, Data Protection, FTC, Government Regulations, Internet of Things, IoT, Personal Information, Privacy

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FCC Rejects FOIA Requests for Net Neutrality Comment Logs

On December 3, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) denied reporters’ Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests for web server log comments on net neutrality that the reporters believed contained fraudulent comments. The web server logs for the docket include almost … Continue reading

Posted in FCC, Uncategorized

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