Category Archives: Internet

House Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Security of Internet of Things

The growing scale of cybersecurity concerns is prompting action from government leadership on the federal level. Before the Thanksgiving recess, the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce got in on the act when two of its subcommittees–the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), and the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by …

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Insurance Coverage Issues for Cyber-Physical Risks

The recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)publication of cybersecurity guidance for the Internet of Things (IoT) is a useful reminder that hacking incidents can result not only in privacy breaches, but also in bodily injury or property damage — via critical infrastructure, medical devices and hospital equipment, networked home appliances, or even children’s …

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IP Addresses Constitute Personal Data According to Court of Justice of European Union

In a decision dated 19 October 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided much needed clarification on a long-standing issue in EU data protection law. A German politician brought an action concerning websites operated by the Federal Republic of Germany that stored personal data, including IP addresses, on logfiles for two weeks.  …

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Teenagers And D.C. Circuit Agree: Internet Service Is A Utility – Will Bankruptcy Courts Follow?

The topic of net neutrality has continued to be at the forefront of public discourse over recent years.  This is the result of the FCC’s repeated attempts to impose regulations designed to protect consumers while at the same time telecom companies seek to control their product and the services they provide without what they contend …

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gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open: April 2016

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods.  Please contact us or see our December 2013 newsletter for information as to what the Sunrise Period is, and how to become eligible to register …

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February 2016 – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods. As of December 31, Sunrise periods are open for the following new gTLDs: .YACHTS .BOATS .xn--tckwe (.コム – Japanese for “.com”) .HOTELES .BET …

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Top Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2016

Cybersecurity Manufacturers continued to face challenges and find opportunities related to cybersecurity in 2015, and those trends can only be expected to intensify in 2016. New laws and new threats (discussed in more detail here and here) have either incentivized or required manufacturers to evaluate their cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses, then capitalize on the former and …

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Year End 2015 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

New generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods. As of the date of this newsletter, Sunrise periods are open for the following new gTLDs: .OFFICE .feedback .family .auto .cars .car .lasalle .cloud .wine .vin .theatre .SECURITY .PROTECTION .xn--tckwe (.コム – Japanese for …

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FAST Act Calls for Examination of Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), as defined by Wikipedia, is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical …

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Three Trending Topics in IoT: Privacy, Security, and Fog Computing

Cisco has estimated that there will be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to the Internet by the year 2020. IoT has been a buzzword over the past couple of years. However, the buzz surrounding IoT in the year 2015 has IoT enthusiasts particularly exerted. This year, IoT has taken center stage at …

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