This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974). FCC PLANS $10 MILLION FINE FOR CARRIERS THAT BREACHED CONSUMER PRIVACY TerraCom and YourTel Allegedly Stored Customers’ Personal Information Online in a Format Accessible [...]
From the good folks at EPIC.org: EPIC has submitted detailed comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, urging the agency to protect driver privacy for “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) technology. The technology transmits data between vehicles to “facilitate warnings to drivers concerning impending crashes.” NHTSA is in the initial stages of mandating vehicle-to-vehicle technology. EPIC’s comments pointed to several privacy and security [...]
Mike Scarcella reports: Veteran appellate lawyer H. Thomas Byron III will defend the government’s bulk collection of phone records next month at argument in a Washington federal appeals court, according to court papers filed Monday. Byron has long argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and other federal appellate courts, on [...]
Hunton & Williams reports: On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a finalized rule that enables certain financial institutions to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLB”) by publishing their financial privacy notices online instead of mailing them to their customers. Read more on Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.
Mike Masnick writes: Earlier this month, we wrote about the DEA’s decision to set up a fake profile of a woman who was charged in a case related to drug dealing. The DEA argued that the woman’s “consent” to using evidence from her seized cell phone in their investigation included allowing them to (without telling her) set [...]
Daniel Tay reports: For better or for worse, Korea is one of the world’s most connected nations, with about 85 percent of their population on the internet as of last year. Local KakaoTalk users – who make up three-quarters of the almost 50 million monthly active users – recently found out the downside when the government announced a crackdown on [...]
From IC on the Record, October 17, 2014 By Robert Litt and Alexander W. Joel As the President said in his speech on January 17, 2014, “the challenges posed by threats like terrorism, proliferation, and cyber-attacks are not going away any time soon, and for our intelligence community to be effective over the long haul, we [...]