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DAY 1, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (5/22) Cybersecurity Policy Update.  The Wednesday afternoon session at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute began with a policy update led by Stewart Baker.  He led off with the statement that the...

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Today, the Georgetown Law School launched the first day of its two-day inaugural Cybersecurity Law Institute.  I am involved in the sessions today and will be speaking tomorrow on a panel at 10:50A.M. addressing various...

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On March 15, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, sent a comment letter to the European Parliament expressing his opposition to a number of the amendments suggested by Parliament lawmakers to the European Commission’s...

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On July 27, the Department of Commerce announced that the United States is a now a participant in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (“APEC”) Cross Border Privacy Rules system, and that the FTC will serve as...

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In a decision today, Europe’s highest court ruled that software makers do not have copyright claims against resellers of their copyrighted programs, even when such resales entail the copying of programs. Oracle had brought suit...

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Stuxnet is totally 80’s

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The media is abuzz with stories about Stuxnet, a piece of malware that many allege the United States and Israel created to damage or destroy Iranian centrifuges used to enrich uranium.  Some stories have called...

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On April 2, 2012, the UK International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) released a “Cookie Guide” to help companies comply with the new EU Cookies Directive, which governs the use of cookies for various website purposes. ...

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On March 16, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) sent a letter to Google in which it requests responses to 69 questions regarding Google’s recently launched revised privacy policy that took effect on March...

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Canadian CALEA Sparks Controversy

February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the backing of the Prime Minister, the Canadian government introduced new legislation to the Canadian House of Commons on February 14, 2012 seeking new police powers and obligations for service providers in the name of...

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The Article 29 Working Party (an EU advisory body that includes representatives from each of the EU’s data protection authorities) has asked Google to delay implementation of the recently announced changes to its Privacy Policy...

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