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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FTC sues IoT Device Manufacturer D-Link for Lax Cyber Security Practices

On January 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint against computer networking hardware manufacturer D-Link Corporation, alleging that the company’s wireless routers, IP cameras, and other “Internet of Things” (IoT) products failed to implement basic security features, thus … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, FTC, Internet of Things, IoT

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What are Key Issues for the Internet of Things in 2016?

What will be the key issues for the Internet of Things in 2016? JD Supra Business Advisor asked me and other privacy and data security lawyers to comment. Securing these devices is at the top of the list. Here’s the … Continue reading

Posted in Internet of Things

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How to Protect and Secure Your Connected Devices

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning companies and the public to be aware of vulnerabilities that cybercriminals could exploit in connected devices, otherwise known as Internet of Things devices. We previously reported on what the Internet of Things is … Continue reading

Posted in Internet of Things, Wi-Fi

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What’s The “Internet of Things” and What Are Its Legal Challenges?

The “Internet of Things” is the universe of smart devices that talk to the internet or to one another. The devices have unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network on their own, without human interaction. … Continue reading

Posted in Data Protection, Electronic devices, Internet of Things, Privacy

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