Congressmembers Raise Doubts About the “Going Dark” Problem

In the wake of a damning report by the DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG), Congress is asking questions about the FBI’s handling of the locked iPhone in the San Bernardino case and its repeated claims that widespread encryption is leading to a “Going Dark”…

‘Scraping’ is Just Automated Access, and Everyone Does It

For tech lawyers, one of the hottest questions this year is: can companies use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—an imprecise and outdated criminal anti-“hacking” statute intended to target computer break-ins—to block their competitors from accessing publicly available information on their websites? The answer…

European Court of Justice Receives Key Questions on Future of EU-US Personal Data Transfers

The Irish High Court has sent eleven questions to the European Court of Justice for review in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook. The case considers whether Facebook’s transfers of data from Ireland to the United States violate the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. The case…

Zuckerberg Confirms Global Compliance with GDPR

In response to a series of questions from Rep. Gene Green, (D-TX), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook will comply with the new European Union privacy law – “the GDPR” – in all jurisdictions. Earlier this week, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition…

Wiltshire Police denies being hit by ‘Russian cyber attack’

… denied reports it suffered a cyber attack in the aftermath of the … incident. Questions surrounding a potential attack had been raised after staff … taken due to an “attack from Russian hackers”. Wiltshire Police said the … council in relation to a cyber…

Senator Wyden Asks NSA Director Nominee the Right Questions

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the new nominee to direct the NSA, faced questions Thursday from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about how he would lead the spy agency. One committee member, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), asked the nominee if he and his agency could…

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