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Tech Company Execs Sweat Personal Liability for Privacy Violations

In the Privacy Law classes I teach in the Brown University Executive Masters of Cybersecurity and at Roger Williams University School of Law, we discuss the enforcement authority that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and other federal and state agencies have over data privacy and security, including how effective … Continue Reading

​Brown Cybersecurity News Podcast: Professor Linn Freedman on Cybersecurity Opportunities for Professional Women in Non-Tech Sectors

Linn Freedman is as senior as it gets in cybersecurity. In addition to her EMCS faculty position Linn is a partner at the law firm Robinson+Cole where she chairs the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Team. Yet her background is not in computer science or a technical field. In this brief podcast she talks about … Continue Reading

Brown Cybersecurity News Podcast: Rise of the third party vendor threat

Last month, the Ponemon Institute released a report, Data Risk in the Third-Party Ecosystem, that confirmed what many suspected: third-party vendors are the wild, wild west of cybersecurity. A shocking number of companies surveyed do not believe that a third-party vendor will notify them if a data breach occurs, and even more doubt they’ll be notified … Continue Reading