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For anyone who has been tracking the advancement of automated vehicles (AV), there is no doubt that federal and state attention has ramped up. Thirty-three states have introduced AV legislation this year alone. At the federal level, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the 2017 Automated Driving...

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Welcome Allison Bender

Oct 16, 2017 by Tia Sherwood

We are excited to welcome Allison Bender, an incident response lawyer formerly with Hogan Lovells and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to our team! Having served as primary operational legal counsel for the federal response to the Heartbleed vulnerability, the USIS-KeyPoint data breach, and the “Healthcare.gov” data breach, Allison brings to ZwillGen her extensive...

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A United States District Court granted summary judgment to the FBI in a FOIA action brought by the AP, USA Today, and Vice, seeking disclosure of the name of the vendor the FBI used to access the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone and the amount the FBI paid that vendor. The court found that three of...

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Six Topics to Revisit in Your Privacy Policy

Sep 28, 2017 by Kandi Parsons, Marc Zwillinger, Stacey Brandenburg, Ken Dreifach, Melissa Maalouf and Mason Weisz

When was the last time you really read your company’s privacy policy? From cross-device tracking to government access to data, we’ve rounded up six topics to review for compliance and risk mitigation. ...

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The FTC announced a settlement with Lenovo over the company’s widely-reported practice of pre-installing its laptops with ad-injecting software designed by the developer Superfish. The settlement highlights several common security pitfalls that companies should watch out for to avoid unwanted regulatory and media attention. In its complaint, the FTC alleges the Superfish software used image-recognition...

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Continuing the enforcement of its endorsement guidelines, the FTC announced its first settlement with individual influencers rather than focusing only on advertisers who work with influencers. In the action, the FTC alleged two YouTube personalities engaged in deceptive practices for failing to disclose material connections—in this case, ownership—with a video game item “lottery” company that...

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