We're keeping up with the latest developments in mobile data collection and have issued an to our 2011 White Paper, Mobile Unique Identifiers and Location Information. The two new events in this area of privacy law include:– The Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011, which had traction in the Senate, was not presented to Congress… Continue reading Mobile Unique Identifiers and Location Information
My NYTimes op-ed makes the case for public disclosure of serious cyber security breaches, in response to the question "Should Companies Tell Us When They Get Hacked?"
I attended the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Energy Data Access Workshop last week (1/15-16) in San Francisco. I have been following the CPUC's numerous proceedings on energy data privacy, including the Privacy Rule for SmartGrid Data and the discussion about implementing processes for users to authorize the utility to directly transfer their energy usage… Continue reading CPUC Energy Data Access Workshop
The California Attorney General's office today released its long awaited report Privacy on the Go (pdf) with recommendations for application developers, platforms, and ad-networks. It is a must read– both for the easy to understand language and clear suggestions, and because it promotes implementations than generally are not considered "required by law." This is the… Continue reading CA AG Issues Report “Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem”
Happy 2013! At Blurry Edge Strategies, we spend a lot of time watching (andoften participating in) significant developments at the intersection oftechnology and the law. And as the new year begins, it’s alreadyclear that we’re facing an exciting and tumultuous 12 months ahead. Federal regulators – notably the FTC – are telegraphing areinvigorated interest in… Continue reading 12 Important Developments from 2012
I get to talk to a lot of interesting audiences about privacy, security and other issues. Last month was unquestionably the most fun talk– at DefCon Kids with Jeff Moss (darktangent). CNN was there and wrote about it and I hope parents everywhere will share this information with their 8 year olds. Computer hacking for… Continue reading Computer hacking for 8-year-olds
I have a comment on the NYT Room to Debate forum Google or China: Who Has More to Lose? praising Google's decision not to censor search results on .cn but recognizing that it was the alleged Chinese government's hacking that broke the camel's back as opposed to general disgust with the regime's Internet Freedom policy… Continue reading Google’s stunning example of corporate responsibility
It's easy to make headlines by offering grand statements that privacy is dead. Millions of users certainly are sharing a lot of very personal information, stories, pictures, and data online everyday. So why should a company or any other institution invest their limited time and resources in thinking about privacy? Because carefully considering privacy issues… Continue reading Why invest in privacy?