CPDP 2021 – Moderator: Brent R. Homan ‘When Regulatory Worlds Collide – The Intersection Of Privacy, Competition And Consumer Protection’

Security Boulevard

Our sincere thanks to CPDP 2021 - Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference for publishing their well-crafted videos on the organization's YouTube channel. Homan ‘When Regulatory Worlds Collide – The Intersection Of Privacy, Competition And Consumer Protection’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Speakers: Anna Colaps, Erika M. Douglas, Ian Cohen, Alan Campos Elias Thomaz.

8 Ways to Protect Yourself against Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Adam Levin

Consumers are typically spending more, doing it quickly and not paying as much attention to who they’re buying it from because of the rush. of those consumers lost money due to those scams, up from 71.2% Credit cards offer more protections, and less disruption, for victims of fraud.

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12 Online Resolutions for 2021

Adam Levin

Use a credit card instead of debit: Credit cards typically offer better fraud protection, and more importantly, aren’t directly connected to your bank account. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected–and do the best we can in a rapidly changing world.

Robocall Legal Advocate Leaks Customer Data

Krebs on Security

The TCPA prohibits contact with consumers — even via text messages — unless the company has “prior express consent” to contact the consumer. “Our Litigation Firewall isolates the infection and protects you from harm.

Government Shutdown Leaves Americans More Vulnerable to Identity Theft, Scams

Adam Levin

Data Security Government Consumer Protection Identity Theft featured shutdowncitizens are more vulnerable to the effects of identity theft and scams as a result of the ongoing government shutdown. The two primary websites created by the government as resources for victims of identity theft, IdentityTheft.gov and FTC.gov/complaint , are currently offline as part of the partial shutdown of the Federal Trade Commission.

Zoom Faces More Legal Challenges Over End-to-End Encryption

Threatpost

Government Mobile Security Privacy Web Security Consumer Protection Procedures Act damages End to end encryption false advertising Lawsuit legal challenges sued Washington D.C. The video-conferencing specialist has yet to roll out full encryption, but it says it's working on it.

Dentons artificial intelligence (AI) survey

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Accountability Asia Pacific Canada Consumer Protection Europe General Latin America New and Proposed Laws Privacy Rights United Kingdom United StatesArtificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative technologies that we have ever experienced.

The Importance of Security in the Online Space

Doctor Chaos

Image courtesy of Flickr.com While most people would agree that the internet has opened up a whole new world for consumers, its accessibility also creates innumerable potential security concerns. Cyber consumer protection shoppingMany of us would like to think we are not the gullible type but as spyware and scammers become increasingly sophisticated, anyone could be at risk. […].

Dentons Privacy Community does Privacy by Design

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Consumer Protection Marketing, Cookies & SpamWe held a Dentons Privacy Community webinar on 10 June about “Embedding privacy by design and default into a compliance programme”. We had a great panel discussion and wanted to share a summary of key takeaways from the session.

HHS Announces New Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Consumer Protection Government Information Health Information Privacy United StatesOn October 29, 2018, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric Hargan announced the official opening of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3). HC3 is an operational cybersecurity center designed to support and improve the cyber defense of the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) sector of critical infrastructure.

HHS Announces New Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Consumer Protection Government Information Health Information Privacy Regulators United StatesOn October 29, 2018, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric Hargan announced the official opening of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3). HC3 is an operational cybersecurity center designed to support and improve the cyber defense of the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) sector of critical infrastructure.

The Good, Bad, And The Ugly: Key Takeaways From California’s New Privacy Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Consumer privacy rights in California are well established. And existing California law provides for the confidentiality of personal information in various contexts, including under the Online Privacy Protection Act, the Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World Act, and Shine the Light. Derives 50% or more of annual revenues from selling consumer “personal information”. Consumers. The CCPA’s definition of “consumer” is equally broad.

The Good, Bad, And The Ugly: Key Takeaways From California’s New Privacy Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Consumer privacy rights in California are well established. And existing California law provides for the confidentiality of personal information in various contexts, including under the Online Privacy Protection Act, the Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World Act, and Shine the Light. Derives 50% or more of annual revenues from selling consumer “personal information”. Consumers. The CCPA’s definition of “consumer” is equally broad.

California Passes First Of Its Kind IoT Cybersecurity Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

“Designed to protect the device and any information contained therein from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.” d)) The phrase “unauthorized access, destruction use, modification, or disclosure” is defined to mean “access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure that is not authorized by the consumer.” (Civ. Consumer Protection Data Breach Enforcement New and Proposed Laws United States

California Passes First Of Its Kind IoT Cybersecurity Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

“Designed to protect the device and any information contained therein from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.” d)) The phrase “unauthorized access, destruction use, modification, or disclosure” is defined to mean “access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure that is not authorized by the consumer.” (Civ. … Consumer Protection Data Breach Enforcement New and Proposed Laws Safeguards United States

Survey Says…Cybersecurity Remains A Critical Challenge For Business

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Organizations that fall victim to successful cyber attacks or experience cyber incidents may incur substantial costs and suffer significant consequences, including remediation costs, increased cybersecurity protection costs, lost revenue, litigation and legal risk, reputational damage, increased insurance premiums, and damage to the organization’s competitiveness and shareholder value. … Consumer Protection Data Breach Privacy Rights Safeguards

HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Entities should immediately fix any technical or other problems to stop the incident and take steps to mitigate any impermissible disclosure of protected health information (either done by the entity’s own information technology staff, or by an outside entity brought in to help). The OCR makes clear that any such report should not include protected health information (unless otherwise permitted by the HIPPA Privacy Rule).

IRS Warns About New Cyber Scam Targeting Taxpayers

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Use security software with firewall and anti-virus protections, and ensure the security software is always turned on and can automatically update. Protect Personal Data. … Consumer Protection Data Breach Government Information Privacy Rights Regulators Safeguards United States

SEC Issues Cybersecurity Alert For Brokers And Financial Advisers

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Consumer Protection Data Breach Enforcement Privacy Rights Record Retention Regulators Safeguards United StatesOn May 17, 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), through its National Exam Program, issued a “ Risk Alert ” to broker-dealers, investment advisers and investment firms to advise them about the recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack and to encourage increased cybersecurity preparedness.

NIST Plans To Examine Internet of Things (IoT) For Its Cybersecurity Framework

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

One closely watched workshop being held today is entitled “Cyber Meets the Physical World,” and is intended to examine how the NIST framework can be applied to the Internet of Things (IoT) sector: The diverse use and rapid proliferation of connected devices – typically captured by the “Internet of Things (IoT)” – creates enormous value for industry, consumers, and broader society.

US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

The report was prepared by reviewing key reports and scientific literature describing current and developing IoT technologies and their uses, concentrating on consumers, industry, and the public sector, and interviewing agency officials from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC). According to the GAO, the benefits and uses of IoT for consumers, industry and the public sector are widespread.

Congressional Report on the 2017 Equifax Data Breach

Schneier on Security

Here is my testimony before before the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection last November. The US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has just released a comprehensive report on the 2017 Equifax hack. It's a great piece of writing, with a detailed timeline, root cause analysis, and lessons learned. Lance Spitzner also commented on this.

Lawsuits Pile Up on Uber

Dark Reading

Washington AG files multimillion-dollar consumer protection lawsuit; multiple states also confirm they are investigating the Uber breach, which means more lawsuits may follow

New York issues cyber insurance framework as ransomware, SolarWinds costs mount

CSO Magazine

On February 4, 2021, New York became the first state in the nation to issue a cybersecurity insurance risk framework to all authorized property and casualty insurers.

Customer Tracking at Ralphs Grocery Store

Schneier on Security

To comply with California's new data privacy law, companies that collect information on consumers and users are forced to be more transparent about it. More consumer protection laws will be required.

Over $80 Million Lost Due to Cryptocurrency Scams

Heimadal Security

United States’ FTC just released their Data Spotlight Consumer protection report where it raises significant concerns and tries to raise awareness of cryptocurrency investments related risks.

Scammers Posing as Board of Elections to Obtain Social Security Numbers

Doctor Chaos

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has been notified that some voters have been called and asked to verify their Social Security Numbers in order to process their ballots.

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Scammers Posing as Board of Elections to Obtain Social Security Numbers

Doctor Chaos

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has been notified that some voters have been called and asked to verify their Social Security Numbers in order to process their ballots.

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The Latest in Creepy Spyware

Schneier on Security

Where are the consumer protection agencies? The Nest home alarm system shipped with a secret microphone , which -- according to the company -- was only an accidental secret : On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider the company had made an "error." "The The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs," the spokesperson said. That was an error on our part.". They should be all over this.

GUEST ESSAY: A primer on the degrees of privacy tech companies assign to your digital footprints

The Last Watchdog

Related: Apple battles Facebook over consumer privacy. Regulations such as the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) in the US and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU address this, particularly when personally identified information ( PII ) is involved. This also triggered companies such as Apple to incorporate significant privacy protection in their Safari browser back in 2017 which has now become a standard across most of the major browsers.

GAO Recommends Stiffer Penalties for Privacy Violations

Adam Levin

Federal Government should pass legislation protecting citizens’ privacy online, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Congress should consider developing comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy that would enhance consumer protections and provide flexibility to address a rapidly evolving Internet environment.”. The U.S.

FTC Warns US Citizens of ‘Instant Cash Payments’ Scammers Impersonating the Agency

Hot for Security

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released information on scammers impersonating the agency, warning the public that the criminals operate a spoofed website to trick consumers into disclosing financial information, with a tantalizing promise of instant cash.

CSO's ultimate guide to security and privacy laws, regulations, and compliance

CSO Magazine

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Maine Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information. Massachusetts 201 CMR 17 (aka Mass Data Protection Law). General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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LifeLock Bug Exposed Millions of Customer Email Addresses

Krebs on Security

Identity theft protection firm LifeLock — a company that’s built a name for itself based on the promise of helping consumers protect their identities online — may have actually exposed customers to additional attacks from ID thieves and phishers.

Stretching the boundaries through artificial intelligence: the European proposal for a dedicated regulation. The protection of personal data.

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Artificial intelligence not only crosses over into data protection law, but also extends to other areas of law, such as intellectual property, competition, consumer protection, and insurance, to name but a few.

Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures

Krebs on Security

Most consumers are likely aware of the threat from identity theft, which occurs when crooks apply for new lines of credit in your name. ” Velasquez said it’s unfortunate that small business owners don’t have the same protections afforded to consumers.

Apple issued a partial fix for recent FaceTime spying bug

Security Affairs

In the wake of this egregious bug that put the privacy of New Yorkers at risk, I support this investigation by the Attorney General into this serious consumer rights issue and direct the Division of Consumer Protection to help in any way possible,” Governor Cuomo announced. “We We need a full accounting of the facts to confirm businesses are abiding by New York consumer protection laws and to help make sure this type of privacy breach does not happen again.”.

SiteLock Named To The 2016 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll

SiteLock

Scottsdale, Arizona – SiteLock , the global leader in website security solutions, today announced that it has been named to the 2016 Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Honor Roll listing, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has earned this distinction for its excellent leadership and a commitment to data protection, privacy and security. This recognition underscores our commitment to providing best-in-class solutions that protect consumers’ security and privacy.

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is hacking crooks behind Coronavirus-themed attacks

Security Affairs

Recently the Australian consumer protection agency Australian Competition & Consumer Commission warned of scammers targeting superannuation in COVID-19 crisis.

FTC bans SpyFone and its CEO from continuing to sell stalkerware

Malwarebytes

In that same release Wednesday, Samuel Levine, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection said: “SpyFone is a brazen brand name for a surveillance business that helped stalkers steal private information.

CNA legal filings lift the curtain on a Phoenix CryptoLocker ransomware attack

Malwarebytes

Two months after fully restoring its systems, CNA Financial, the leading US insurance company that was attacked by a group using Phoenix CryptoLocker ransomware, issued a legal notice of an information security incident to the Consumer Protection Bureau in New Hampshire.

Antivirus Testing – VIPRE for your Home and Business

Vipre

Real-time advanced active protection needs to clean malware as soon as it hits your PC, even if it’s malware your antivirus has never seen before. With that in mind, we’d like to tell you about our recent test scores in both Consumer and Enterprise testing. Our antivirus that protects your home Mac and PC continues to get over 99% protection rates in AV Comparatives’ real-world testing. VIPRE Protects Businesses.

New IoT Security Regulations

Schneier on Security

Due to ever-evolving technological advances, manufacturers are connecting consumer goods­ -- from toys to lightbulbs to major appliances­ -- to the internet at breakneck speeds. Consumers will buy products without proper security features, unaware that their information is vulnerable. It falls upon lawmakers to create laws that protect consumers. It's easier to extend the protection to everyone.

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