Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Posts

Ding Dong – The Police Want Access to Your Doorbell Footage. Can They Get It?

Feb 16, 2024

Ding Dong – The Police Want Access to Your Doorbell Footage. Can They Get It?

The popular electronic doorbell company, Ring, recently announced a change to its policy of sharing doorbell footage with law enforcement agencies. In a blog post, the company, which is owned by Amazon, revealed it will sunset the “Request for Assistance” tool, which allowed law enforcement agencies to request and access users’ doorbell footage through Ring’s…

Ready, Set, Go: More States Adopt Privacy Laws

Jan 18, 2024

Ready, Set, Go: More States Adopt Privacy Laws

Note the below chart was updated on January 18, 2024 to reflect recent developments. If you blinked over the past couple of months, you may have missed it: the number of U.S. states that have adopted privacy laws has more than doubled. We are now up to 13 states (not including Nevada, which has a…

2024, AI, and the Harnessing of the Wild West

Jan 10, 2024

2024, AI, and the Harnessing of the Wild West

We are writing a lot about artificial intelligence these days… but then there is a lot to say on the topic.  AI is making headlines in terms of legal battles and legislative developments.  At the end of 2023, the New York Times filed suit against Microsoft and OpenAI for copyright infringement based upon alleged unauthorized…

Navigating the AI Regulatory Landscape: Comparing Biden’s Executive Order and the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act

Jan 2, 2024

Navigating the AI Regulatory Landscape: Comparing Biden’s Executive Order and the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act

The regulation of artificial intelligence (“AI”) is a popular topic of discussion. Politicians, activists and even AI developers have weighed in to urge the Government to take steps to create guardrails for the technology’s development and use. Yet, until recently, governments and regulators have been slow to take action and pass concrete legislation – leaving…

How Does AI Use the Data You Give it?

Dec 20, 2023

How Does AI Use the Data You Give it?

The development and public offering of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) models has led to the introduction of many work-complementing and work-supplementing tools that offer individuals and organizations the ability to streamline or expand their workflows. Generative AIs are algorithms, specifically large language models (LLMs), trained on massive amounts of input data to generate their own…

Ad Tech in Europe: What Does the Future Hold?

Dec 4, 2023

Ad Tech in Europe: What Does the Future Hold?

If you are subject to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and you engage in behavioral advertising, you may want to rethink your business model. A recent decision from the European Data Protection Board (which oversees application and enforcement of the GDPR across the EU) and related statements from regulators from several European member states…

Plunging into the unknown: companies should look to sound privacy practices as they integrate AI

Oct 24, 2023

Plunging into the unknown: companies should look to sound privacy practices as they integrate AI

How would you like to dive off a cliff with no idea how far you will drop, how deep the water is, and zero training on how to properly position your body to minimize impact once you hit the water? That’s how we approach artificial intelligence these days. Or perhaps more aptly put: How would…

Artificial Intelligence Poses Threat to Business Data Privacy and Confidential Information

May 10, 2023

Artificial Intelligence Poses Threat to Business Data Privacy and Confidential Information

Over the last year, an abundance of headlines detailing innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) technology have hit the news cycle. Beyond mere technical advancements, many reports have discussed AI’s potential to revolutionize innumerable industries and the workplace, whether for better or worse.  The White House is accordingly delving into AI’s role in the workplace, recently…

Basic Data Privacy Hygiene and AI: Do What You Say and Say What You Do

Apr 10, 2023

Basic Data Privacy Hygiene and AI: Do What You Say and Say What You Do

Our Privacy Team has been saying this for years –Do What You Say and Say What You Do.[1]  It’s an enduring maxim and an important basic step that companies need to embrace in their data collection practices.  It also fits in neatly with the concepts of Notice and Consent, which are the hallmarks of almost…

Former Uber Security Chief Convicted of Federal Charges Stemming From 2016 Extortionate Data Breach

Oct 28, 2022

Former Uber Security Chief Convicted of Federal Charges Stemming From 2016 Extortionate Data Breach

Uber’s former Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan, was convicted of two federal charges—obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony—for his role in covering up an extortionate data breach in 2016, which compromised more than 50 million personal records of Uber drivers and passengers, while the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) was probing Uber’s privacy protections. …