NEWS & ANALYSIS

AUVSI Releases UAV Code of Conduct

The code of conduct includes "common sense" guidelines that require operators be properly trained, follow all federal, state, and local, laws, and respect the privacy of individuals.

Morning Security Brief: Canada Blocks Foreign Firms From Telecom Overhaul, False Alarms, Facebook Statuses, and More

Canada moves to keep foreign companies from participating in its telecom overhaul citing security reasons. Ninety-nine percent of alarms in Las Cruces are false. A lesson in Facebook privacy. And more.

Employee Need Not be Aware of HIPAA to be Guilty

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that an employee does not need to be aware of healthcare privacy laws to be guilty of violating them.

Spokeo Settles FTC Privacy Case for $800,000

Spokeo, an online data broker, has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it marketed and sold data to human resources, background screening, and recruiting industry professionals without protecting consumers as required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Hospital Fined $750,000 After Two Boxes of Data Go Missing During Recycling Transport

South Shore Hospital has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it failed to protect personal confidential health information in 2010.

FTC Names Internet Privacy Expert as Policy Advisor

The Federal Trade Commission has hired privacy expert Paul Ohm as a senior policy advisor for consumer protection and competition issues affecting the Internet and mobile markets.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Amnesty International Surveillance Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allow the federal government to conduct surveillance without a warrant.

Morning Security Brief: Chicago Braces for NATO Protests, House of Representatives Burglaries, License Plate Scanners, and More

Chicago prepares for NATO summit protests. U.S. Capitol police are looking for a pattern in a series of burglaries on Capitol Hill. The DEA wants to monitor Utah’s drug corridor with license plates cameras. And more.

A Clear View of Liability

Surveillance systems must overcome a hierarchy of nine deficiencies to improve their odds of defeating liability claims during lawsuits.

Myspace Settles with FTC Over Shady 'Pre-Acquisition Advertising Practices'

A social networking site has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it misled users about how their personal information was being used.
 




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