In this post, I will discuss how the law should handle privacy and security harms. One potential solution is for the law to have statutory damages – a set minimum amount of damages for privacy/security violations. A few privacy statutes have them, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Data brokers may soon become the pariahs of cyberspace if they don’t adopt principles of “responsible use.” And, if cloud service providers don’t watch out, they risk becoming tarred with the same brush....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
From my vantage point data centers are really about four distinct services. They represent the compute power, the storage capability, the network (delivery) system and finally a structured place to build security solutions. So based on my view let’s take a look at what the data center of tomorro...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
In a unanimous decision resolving two separate cases concerning cell phones seized during arrests (consolidated as Riley v. California) the court held that a judicial warrant is required before police search the contents of such cell phones. ...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
In this post, I want to explore two issues that frequently emerge in privacy and data security cases: (a) the future risk of harm; and (b) individual vs. social harm....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In its Surveillance Costs: The NSA’s Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom and Cybersecurity report, the New America Foundation (NAF) claims U.S. cloud firms have borne the brunt of the NSA scandal....
Monday, July 28, 2014
The ruling reflects an emerging Europe-wide position amongst regulators that Google’s business model must fundamentally change if the company is to achieve compliance with EU law....
Friday, July 25, 2014
The lack of guidance and clarity surrounding the new G-Cloud Security Approach and the recently changed Government Security Classifications will likely further hinder adoption of cloud services in the UK public sector......
Friday, July 25, 2014
Government transparency and engagement efforts often fall short, and the growing wave of mobility has some IT leaders rethinking how they deliver content online....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal's Dennis Berman interviewed Microsoft's General Counsel, Brad Smith, on Wednesday. In the interview, Brad lays out the issues the industry is facing because of aggressive and intrusive governments worldwide....