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California Attorney General Crowdsources Privacy Policing to Consumers

What’s New?

In case you missed it, the California Office of the Attorney General (CA OAG) recently released an online tool that empowers consumers to report websites, mobile applications, and other online services that are in violation of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), a California law that requires website operators that collect personal information from consumers in California to post privacy policies to notify users about their online privacy practices. Given the fact that most online services collect information from California residents, the law has widespread impact.

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FTC Drives Autonomous Car Reg Focus Toward Privacy and Security

The constant slew of innovations and advancements in smart cars has so far left regulators struggling to define new rules to govern this space. The overlapping jurisdictions of three different agencies - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – with different priorities have only added to the complexity.
 

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Sarah Bruno to Speak at California Lawyer Cyber Boot Camp

Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice group leader Sarah Bruno will be a featured speaker at the upcoming California Lawyer Cyber Boot Camp: Data Security at the Intersection of Law and Business in Los Angeles. She will address “Incident Response Comes of Age: Not Your Father’s Data Breach Response Playbook,” answering questions such as:

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FCC Adopts Broadband Privacy Rules And Signals Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Are Next In Its Crosshairs

At its monthly Open Meeting on October 27, the Federal Communications Commission adopted, but has not yet released, new privacy rules requiring retail broadband providers to offer consumers more choice over how their personal information is used. Under the new rules, which were approved on a party-line 3-2 vote, the level of consent required from the consumer will be measured against the sensitivity of the data. The FCC stated that it attempted to develop a privacy framework “in line with the approaches taken by other privacy frameworks, including the FTC’s and the Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.”

*This alert was originally posted on Arent Fox's Deadlines and Headlines blog. To read this alert in its entirety, please click here.

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When Your Company Is Hacked, Who Gets the 3AM Call?

Cybersecurity and data intrustions have dominated business headlines this year, ranging from the rise of ransomware to international hacking of US political parties. Unfortunately, Yahoo, Inc., which sees more than 1 billion monthly users, has now notched the largest reported hack of a single company's computer network, while bringing new focus to privacy and security questions ranging from data breach notification responsibilities to core security practices.

The already-ailing technology company is now facing multiple class actions. The details of the breach in which information from over 500 million accounts were stolen in 2014 first surfaced on Sept. 22, raising user outrage, privacy watchdog questions, law enforcement and government investigations, and cybersecurity concerns across all data-driven industries.

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Privacy & Security: Women, Wisdom & Wine

Join Arent Fox LLP, Women in Security and Privacy, and IOActive for a happy hour and networking event in San Francisco on October 19 at Arent Fox's San Francisco office.

Enjoy delicious wine, food, and great company. Women, Wisdom & Wine events are casual and informal — a chance for all of us to get together as privacy and secrity professionals, relax, share our experiences, and catch up.

Please feel free to invite your fellow privacy and security colleagues, but hurry! Space is limited. To RSVP, click here.

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Are Fitness Apps Fit for Privacy Protection?

* The following article was originally published by Healthcare Informatics. To read it on the Healthcare Informatics website, click here

Healthcare professionals who are in a position to recommend the use of fitness apps need to be aware that patients’ personal data can be used in ways that HIPAA would prohibit and that will surprise patients who are trying to be smart about fitness in a smartphone world.

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Talking Drone Privacy & Security at the DRONEMASTERS MeetUp San Francisco

Partner Sarah Bruno will discuss "No Man’s Land: Top 5 Privacy & Security Challenges for Unmanned Systems" at the first US Meetup of Berlin-based DRONEMASTERS. Other topics for the evening include smart homes and drone ports, robotic aerial security, the commercial drone industry, and cross-border drone issues.

DRONEMASTERS MeetUps are an established series of events to network with startups, corporates, investors, public stakeholders and scientific institutions across all industries and branches.

To learn more, click here.

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Delivery By Drone? Maybe When Pigs Fly, Says FAA

What’s the News?

The enactment of new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations governing unmanned aircraft systems – or “drones” – has companies and consumers alike dreaming of the stuff of science fiction, but if the new regulations are any indication, the FAA is in no rush to see those dreams become reality. While the drone regulations permit use of drones for a variety of commercial purposes, the FAA declined to clear the way for package delivery by drone.

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