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Vermont Adopts Data Broker Legislation
On May 24, 2018, Vermont's attorney general issued a press release discussing a new law establishing a registry and security standards for commercial entities that buy and sell consumer data.
United States
6 Jul 2018
Alabama Attorney General Announces Launch Of Cybercrime Lab
On February 14, the Alabama attorney general announced the establishment of a Cybercrime Lab in the attorney general's office to assist all levels of law enforcement with cyber-related ...
United States
12 Mar 2018
Supreme Court Holds Social Media Spying a Federal Crime
On September 19, the Argentinean Supreme Court ruled (source document in Spanish) that spying on Facebook or by email or cellphone contact lists of one's partner constitutes a federal crime.
30 Nov 2017
Report Shows Credit Card Fraud Shifts From In-Store To Online
On February 1, 2017, Javelin Strategy and Research reported that the use of stolen card data to pay for merchandise on websites, in mobile apps, and via telephone increased by 40 percent in 2016.
United States
15 Mar 2017
Privacy Commission Recommends Reliable Third Party To Process Judicial Data To Comply With Foreign Anti-Bribery Laws
On June 8, the Privacy Commission issued a recommendation (source document in French and Dutch) on how to process judicial data to comply with foreign anti-bribery obligations.
European Union
28 Sep 2016
Final Report Of Cyber Crimes Congressional Hearing Issued
On March 31, a Congressional Hearing (Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito) investigating cyber crimes drafted its Final Report.
16 Jun 2016
SpyEye Malware Hackers Receive Prison Sentences Totaling More Than 24 Years
From 2010 through 2012, SpyEye was the preeminent banking Trojan that allowed the theft of login information for bank accounts, PINs, and credit card information.
United States
9 Jun 2016
U.S. District Court Sentences Former NRC Employee To 18 Months In Prison For Spear-Phishing Attack
On April 11, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced a former employee of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") to 18 months in prison...
United States
9 Jun 2016
IRS Warns Of Phishing Scam Involving Tax-Related Information
According to the IRS, a new phishing scheme is on the rise that targets employee W-2 forms and related records.
United States
9 Mar 2016
U.S. And China Agree To Collaborate In Addressing Cyber Theft Scourge
The United States and China announced on September 25 that they had reached a "common understanding" to combat "cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property."
United States
1 Oct 2015
Privacy Commission Favors Modifying Criminal Code And Procedure
On June 17, the Commission issued an opinion favoring modifications (source document in French) to the criminal procedure codes.
10 Sep 2015
Privacy Commission Releases Data Mining Opinion
On June 17, the Commission released an opinion on draft legislation recognizing the legitimacy of data collection for handling social and tax fraud.
10 Sep 2015
U.S. Attorney Announces Sentence For Creator Of Blackshades Remote Access Tool Malware
The defendant allegedly operated an organization called Blackshades, which sold and distributed a malware tool that enabled cybercriminals to take control of users' computers.
United States
21 Aug 2015
Texas House Seeks To Criminalize Computer System Breaches
On April 17, the Texas House passed a law making it a felony to breach a computer system owned by the government or a commercial entity.
United States
3 Jun 2015
Man Pleads Guilty To Violations Of Espionage Act And CFAA Relating To Classified Defense Information
On January 23, 2015, an individual pled guilty to a violation of the Espionage Act for the willful retention of classified national defense information and one violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...
United States
19 Mar 2015
Fourth Circuit Upholds Conviction Under CFAA Relating To Former Employee's Unauthorized Access To Employer's Computer System
On December 24, 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury conviction of a defendant for 12 felony violations of the CFAA for accessing his former employer's computer server without authorization.
United States
18 Mar 2015
Former Korn Ferry Executive Files Opening Brief In Conviction Appeals
The defendant argued that the CFAA does not make it a federal crime to obtain permission to use another's login credentials to access a third party's computer system.
United States
18 Mar 2015
FBI Announces Indictment Of NOAA Employee For Downloading Restricted Government Data
On October 20, 2014, the FBI announced that a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was indicted for allegedly downloading restricted government data...
United States
18 Mar 2015
State Of The Union Address Places The President's Privacy And Cybersecurity Proposals Front And Center
In his January 20, 2015, State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama notably focused on privacy and cybersecurity, stressing the urgent need for comprehensive legislation.
United States
23 Jan 2015
Brazil Considers "Right To Be Forgotten" Law
Currently, the RTBF is applicable in Brazil only when a former convicted criminal seeks to enforce his or her right to rehabilitation and social integration through confidentiality of criminal and prosecution records.
19 Jan 2015
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