Tag Archives: Department of Commerce

ReadyTech Settles With FTC Over Claims of Participation in Privacy Shield

Although the U.S. – E.U. Privacy Shield Framework has been intensely criticized by E.U. authorities, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to enforce violations of it by U.S. companies. On July 2, 2018, the FTC issued a press release stating that it has settled its complaint against ReadyTech, a California-based online training company for “falsely” … Continue Reading

ReadyTech Settles With FTC Over Claims of Participation in Privacy Shield

Although the U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield Framework has been intensely criticized by E.U. Authorities, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to enforce violations of it by U.S. companies. On July 2, 2018, the FTC issued a press release that it has settled its complaint against ReadyTech, a California online training company for “falsely” claiming that it … Continue Reading

The Report to the President for “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats”

Back in January, a draft report from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was released to President Trump in order to address his May 11, 2017 Executive Order, which called for strengthening “Cybersecurity of federal Networks and Critical infrastructure”. The Departments approached this issue by “hosting a workshop, publishing … Continue Reading

EU-US Privacy Shield for transatlantic data transfers finalized

This article co-authored with guest blogger Peter Wainman, a partner with Mills & Reeve LLP Transfers of personal data from most European countries to the U.S. have been exposed to legal attack since October 2015, when privacy campaigner Max Schrems successfully sued the Irish authorities over data transfers made by Facebook Ireland.  The main objection with … Continue Reading

President Obama establishes commission on enhancing national cybersecurity

Yesterday, President Obama, by Executive Order, established the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity within the Department of Commerce. The commission will be comprised of up to 12 members including “those with knowledge about or experience in cybersecurity, the digital economy, national security and law enforcement, corporate governance, risk management, information technology (IT), privacy, identity management, … Continue Reading

NIST draft report: international cybersecurity standardization needed

An interagency working group led by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The Department of Commerce recently published a draft report (the Report) recommending that the U.S. government increase its efforts to develop international cybersecurity standards by coordinating with other governments and the private sector. Historically, U.S. standard setting efforts have been … Continue Reading
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