Daily Dashboard | Aug 31, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently been busy with several data privacy enforcement actions, and with a new net neutrality order bringing in a whole new swath of services under the FCC’s Title II jurisdiction, the agency is set to get even busier. To explore the many implications of these developments, the IAPP will host the web conference, “The FCC’s New Rules for Online Providers—What They Mean for Your Business.” The program will be moderated by Hogan Lovells Partne... Read more
The Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) is set to consider whether businesses can be held liable in civil cases for violating federal statutes when no one is harmed, potentially “opening the floodgates” for future civil litigation. Article III of the Constitution mandates that plaintiffs in federal court claim harm in order to sue, but modern financial regulation and privacy issues have challenged this principle. In Spokeo v Robins, the plaintiff claims Spokeo posted untrue information about him.... Read more
The proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is on its way, but Olivier Proust, CIPP/E, writes for Privacy Tracker that it’s probably going to take another year. “Recently, there have been several announcements stating that the GDPR could be adopted before the end of 2015. While possible, this seems very unlikely due to the complex and lengthy legislative procedure of the European Union,” Proust writes. Offering an overview of the EU’s “Ordinary Legislative Procedure,” Proust explai... Read more
A new study reveals a potential shortage of 1.5 million information-security professionals within the next five years, SC Magazine reports. The (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Survey, conducted by Frost & Sullivan, also connects workforce shortages as a key factor in data breaches and as “heavily impacting” customers. There is not agreement, however, on the cause of the shortage. “Our first workforce study was conducted in 2004 to illuminate critical concerns within information ... Read more
Andreessen Horowitz, a well-known venture capital firm, has hired former Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot to help launch a new policy division to help the firm’s portfolio companies navigate state and federal regulations when launching new services, Re/code reports. “As I look around the landscape today, you have many companies today in a similar position to where Facebook was in the early days,” Ullyot said. He added that he will advise companies that are facing regulatory or political hurdl... Read more
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