Legislation

On September 3, the California legislature passed a bill that would require websites and online services to revise their privacy policies to describe their practices with respect to “do not track” mechanisms and third party...

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The California Supreme Court issued two decisions in August that arguably expanded the reach of the UCL: Zhang v. Superior Court, 2013 WL 3942607 (Aug. 1, 2013) and Rose v. Bank of America, 2013 WL...

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State Attorneys General have announced their intention to press Congress to narrow the immunity provisions of the Communication Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C. § 230,  to exempt state criminal prosecutions from the CDA safe harbor.  It...

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Rep. Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced via Twitter Wednesday night (6/5) that “[Thursday] @ 12:30 @RepTimRyan @SenRonJohnson and I will introduce new legislation to hold nation-state cyber hackers accountable.”  The new...

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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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Senate Committee Passes ECPA Reform Bill

April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Senate Committee Passes ECPA Reform Bill Today marks an important victory for ECPA reform supporters. This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the Leahy-Lee ECPA reform bill, which will update ECPA to now...

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CISPA Returns: Cyber Week 2013 on the Hill

April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although we continue to move forward with business, we do ask that you pause momentarily in remembrance of those lost or injured in yesterday’s senseless act of violence in Boston.  Our thoughts and prayers go...

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It has been almost ten years since California’s landmark data breach notification law (SB 1386) went into effect.  Since its passage, we’ve seen a number of high profile reports of breached information along with numerous...

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For Obama, a Cybersecurity Triple Play

February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

FIRST: In a surprise move on Tuesday night, President Obama signed the long awaited and highly anticipated executive order on cybersecurity a day earlier than expected.  SECOND: In addition, the administration issued Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)...

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Two weeks ago we blogged about some specific thoughts on Senator Rockefeller’s letter to Fortune 500 companies asking them to voluntarily provide information on their cybersecurity programs.  Senator Rockefeller’s deadline of October 19 for a...

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