Category Archives: Cyberlaw

We must reconcile privacy and safety in the digital era by https://is.gd/GH23I4

The fourth industrial age has been driven by a transformative digital revolution. Billions of people worldwide are now inter-connected. We have nearly unlimited access to knowledge, computer processing power, and cloud-based data storage….

…However, the digital revolution also intensifies fundamental tensions regarding how best to reconcile the privacy of our citizens with our desire for personal safety; pitting at times national security against our own individual liberties, and balancing the interests of a company’s customers against its civic responsibilities…

…Unfortunately, many laws governing data sharing and privacy were created decades ago and are woefully outdated. For example…

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Why Legislation Alone Won’t Solve IoT Cybersecurity by https://is.gd/0lUNkk

Few people would argue that cybersecurity is in a parlous state. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a connected car wash and fish tank hacked respectively and a smart gun unlocked and fired thanks to a magnet at the latest DefCon. In response to the problem, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators has put forward new legislation to address the security problems of the Internet of Things. The new bill, introduced on Tuesday, would require vendors that provide connected equipment to the U.S. government ensure products are patchable and meet industry security standards, according to Reuters.

The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is backed by the co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus — Democrat Mark R. Warner and Republican Cory Gardner, as well as Democrat Senator Ron Wyden and Republican Senator Steve Daine.

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