Data Security and Data Privacy


, SC Magazine
Meta Fined $277 million by top European regulator
Brandon Pugh

From SC Magazine:

A top European regulator has fined Facebook owner Meta €265 million ($277 million) for failing to protect more than half a billion users’ information from so-called data…

, Government Matters
Addressing security risks with smart devices
Brandon Pugh

From Government Matters:

Brandon Pugh, resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute, discusses security and privacy risks with consumer smart devices and how to better inform consumers of…

, The Washington Times
FTC writing new internet rules to safeguard users’ search, health and location data
Brandon Pugh & Chris Riley

From The Washington Times:

The Federal Trade Commission is working on new internet privacy rules affecting the gathering, analyzing and selling of people’s data rather than waiting for Congress…

, Law360
Cyber Enforcers Could Face Uphill Battle With GOP House
Brandon Pugh

From Law360:

The FTC, which broke new ground last month by holding the CEO of liquor delivery app Drizly liable for his company’s alleged data security failures, is also likely to face questions…

, Inside Cybersecurity
R Street urges FTC to pull back cybersecurity rule, focus on data security within existing authority
Brandon Pugh & Chris Riley

From Inside Cybersecurity:

The R Street Institute says the Federal Trade Commission can take steps to protect consumer data but that a sweeping regulatory proposal exceeds the FTC’s authority…

App Security Project Event Highlights Importance of Cybersecurity
Brandon Pugh

From Taxpayers Protection Alliance:

The App Security Project – a project of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation – hosted a cybersecurity panel, entitled The Tricks and Treats of…

, Inside Cybersecurity
R Street raises concerns over security baseline, enforcement for Internet of Things cyber label
Brandon Pugh

From Inside Cybersecurity:

The R Street Institute, a think tank advocating for free market solutions, is seeking answers on how the White House will determine a security baseline and enforcement…

R Street Institute Comments on FTC’s ANPR on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security
Brandon Pugh & Chris Riley

The R Street Institute (R Street) respectfully submits these comments in response to the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) released Aug. 22, 2022 regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s…

, CybersecurityDive
White House plans IoT security labeling program for spring 2023
Brandon Pugh

From CybersecurityDive:

Some of remaining questions will center around whether manufacturers would be able to self certify or require a third party and whether labels should incorporate more…

Is an “energy star label for cyber” the solution to IoT device security and privacy?
Brandon Pugh

From baby monitors being hacked to front doors being unlocked through smart home locks, cybersecurity risks with Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming more apparent. One solution proposed by…

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