Cybersecurity Law Opinion Privacy

FISA Section 702 re-authorization

FISA Section 702 authorizes the NSA to collect foreign communications outside of the US to include terrorist threats. There are some problems with this section to include, but not limited to, abuse. Few safeguards are in place to protect US citizens that are often caught up in foreign NSA surveillance with most of the safeguards being administrative and unenforced.

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GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

You might be asking yourself what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has to do with you because you’ve probably never heard of it unless you own a business that does business in Europe or has website visitors from Europe. Although GDPR is specifically for European countries, the data that goes to those nations fall under the jurisdiction of the regulation even if you’re here in America. According to eugdpr.org, “Arguably the biggest change to…

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Free Press: A Cruel and Heartless Plan

This is reproduced from an email with permission from freepress.net. Can you imagine living without phone or internet access? Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is moving forward this month with a heartless plan that would destroy the Lifeline program and rob poor people and people of color of an affordable phone and internet access. Lifeline enables poor people to connect to jobs and life-saving emergency information and ensure that their children can complete their homework.…

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Cyber-Attacks Can Be an Act of War

Quietly, just beneath your nose, a cyber war has been raging for three to fours years between the United States, Russia, Israel, Iran, and North Korea. It’s war in an unofficial sense, but that could be changing soon. As far back as 2011, Pentagon officials have said that certain types of cyber-attacks can be considered an act of war based on the current definition used for land, sea, and air attacks, but don’t have a definition…

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