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Department of Justice Releases Guidance for Vulnerability Disclosure Programs

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released a voluntary framework for organizations to use in the development of a formal program to receive reports of network, software, and system vulnerabilities, and to disclose vulnerabilities identified in other organizations’ environments.  This framework provides private entities a series of steps to establish a formal program … Continue Reading

EU Commissioner Plans to Assess U.S. Privacy Shield Commitments

In an interview with Politico (link requires a subscription), EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová, one of the principal architects of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, indicated that she plans to visit the U.S. once the Trump Administration is in place to assess the state of the new administration’s commitment to the Privacy Shield.  In the interview, … Continue Reading

Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit Provides New Guidance and Best Practices for Cyber Incident Response

The Department of Justice (“DoJ”) recently issued new guidance for organizations on what it believes are best practices for managing cyber security incidents. As described further below, the guidance provides a broad overview on recommended steps to take to minimize the risk of an incident, as well as actions to take and avoid in the … Continue Reading

Looking at Police-Community Relations Through the Lens of Body-Worn Cameras

As protests have continued across the nation in the wake of back-to-back decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers for their involvement in the deaths of unarmed black citizens, civil rights advocates, along with state leaders and the federal government, are exploring measures to better relationships between … Continue Reading

Department of Justice Clears Cybersecurity Information Sharing Platform

By David Fagan and Sumon Dantiki Last week the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a business review letter in response to a request by CyberPoint International LLC (“CyberPoint”).   At issue in the request was whether a proposed cyber threat information sharing system among possible competitors (“the TruSTAR platform”) raised antitrust concerns.  … Continue Reading

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee To Examine “Stalking Apps”

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law will hold a hearing on legislation reintroduced in March by Senator Al Franken (D-MN), the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014.  The bill would regulate the development, operation, and sale of “stalking apps” and also would require companies to get consumer permission before collecting … Continue Reading

Senators, Justice Department Voice Support for Expanding Journalists’ Protections

A group of senators announced on Wednesday that they would renew their push for federal legislation to limit the ability of federal authorities to compel journalists to reveal information about or obtained from confidential sources, after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would tighten its own standards for when to seek such information. The … Continue Reading

Senate Judiciary Committee Continues ECPA Review

On Wednesday, April 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine ECPA, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  The hearing, which focused on the federal government’s perspective on ECPA reform, followed up on a hearing held last September and Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) January 2011 pledge that “[t]he Judiciary Committee will continue the work … Continue Reading

Department of Justice Calls for Enhanced Data Retention from Service Providers

In testimony before a House Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday, Jason Weinstein (Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Criminal Division) emphasized the importance of data retention from internet and cell phone service providers in fighting crime.  He invited Congress to consider legislation that would strengthen data retention standards.  Weinstein offered several examples of federal and … Continue Reading
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