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Blair Robinson has experience in data privacy and security, cybersecurity, information security governance, information technology (IT), and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Read her full rc.com bio here.

The rise of AI technology has prompted regulatory agencies to take action and protect consumers’ rights, as evidenced by the recent efforts of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA).

On November 16, 2023, the FTC approved a resolution that authorizes its staff to issue civil investigative demands (CIDs) in

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced its proposal to create a Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program that would help K-12 schools and libraries protect their broadband networks and data from cyber threats. The pilot program is part of the FCC’s Learn Without Limits initiative, which aims to ensure connectivity and digital equity for

YouTube’s ad blocker detection technology is facing legal challenges from privacy advocates who claim it violates their privacy rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to the complaint, YouTube violates users’ privacy by using JavaScript-based detection scripts to look for specific HTML page elements rendered by a user’s browser. YouTube began rolling out

The United States joined 39 other countries this week in the International Counter Ransomware Initiative, an effort to stem the flow of ransom payments to cybercriminals. The initiative aims to eliminate criminals’ funding through better information sharing about ransom payment accounts. Member states will develop two information-sharing platforms, one created by Lithuania and another jointly

Pixels, a piece of tracking software businesses use to assess the success of their advertising campaigns, are creating headaches for in-house counsel as decades-old laws are being revived by litigants. Unlike cookies, pixels cannot be easily blocked with privacy software. The potential consequences for improper use have increased due the Federal Trade Commission’s increasingly close

Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Ronsenworcel recently announced a proposed directive to focus the FCC on AI’s burgeoning role in scam calls, particularly those targeting the elderly. The proposal will be presented at the November 15 commission meeting and would direct research into the strengths and weaknesses of generative AI, the role that AI plays

Meta (formerly Facebook) has been hit with a revived class action shareholder suit stemming from its involvement with Cambridge Analytica, a firm that infamously mined Facebook user data for hyper-targeted political engagement. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco restored shareholders’ claims that Meta falsely stated that user data “could” be compromised

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has taken a new step to regulate the activities of civilian hackers in conflict zones. To address the rise in the involvement of civilian hackers in inter-state conflicts, the ICRC has come up with eight directives to ensure that these hackers don’t end up harming non-combatants.

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Retool, a software development firm offering modular code for customizable enterprise software, recently notified 27 customers that a threat actor had accessed their accounts. The attacker was able to navigate through multiple layers of security controls after taking advantage of an employee through an SMS-based phishing attack. The attacker then used this access to target

Google’s Workspace for Education will require school admins to independently approve all integrated third-party applications students use. Users under 18 cannot use their Google accounts to access third-party applications without consent configured in user settings. Access will terminate automatically on October 1, 2023. Google Workspace for Education’s Terms of Service does not cover third-party applications