In the footsteps of San Francisco’s ban of the use of facial recognition technology, the cities of Somerville, Massachusetts, Oakland, California, and Berkeley, California are considering banning the use of facial recognition technology by municipal agencies. The proposed ban is in the midst of more and more cameras and smart technology being used for traffic

Like many of you, I don’t answer my cell phone unless the number pops up as someone I know, because a majority of the calls I get are spam or robocalls. It’s so frustrating.

Although these calls are probably a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) this week approved an information security model rule package aimed at improving the cybersecurity posture of the 17,543 state-registered advisers.

The proposed model would require state-registered investment advisers to establish written cybersecurity policies and procedures designed to safeguard clients’ records and information, and to deliver its privacy policy

A federal magistrate judge in California has ruled that law enforcement personnel may not require suspects to unlock their phones with biometric identifiers like a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition, saying the practice is unconstitutional.

The decision followed the request for a search warrant in an extortion case. The prosecutors asked for an order

The State of California is once again leading the way with trying to keep up with technology and protecting consumers. Senate Bill 327 requires Internet of Things (IoT) developers to implement “reasonable security features” in IoT products, such as baby monitors, televisions, automobiles, home appliances, fitness monitors, home security systems, and the like.

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California lawmakers have taken the lead in trying to address privacy and security issues with Internet of Things (IoT) devices (which we have been writing about for years), by passing the country’s first IoT security bill, which is now headed to Governor Brown’s desk for signature by September 30.

One of the issues addressed by

On June 28, 2018, Adidas released a statement announcing that it recently “became aware that an unauthorized party claims to have acquired limited data associated with certain Adidas consumers.” Adidas believed the breach was limited to contact information, usernames and encrypted passwords, and not any stored credit card or fitness information, relating to millions of