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Part II: Industry-Specific Cyber Laws

In this article we dive into several specific laws that fit within the broad rubric of “cyberlaw” with a focus on U.S. laws. It’s important to emphasize that the U.S.–unlike many other countries–does not have a general consumer data privacy or cybersecurity law. Instead, we have a patchwork of laws at the federal and state levels, making compliance complex and challenging, as these laws sometimes conflict with each other. […]

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Earn your Online Legal Degree with a Cybersecurity Lens

While the world slowed down in 2020 due to the pandemic, cyber-crime did not. IC3, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, logged a 300,000 complaint increase from 2019. That increase led to a total of well over 791,000 suspected internet crime complaints in 2020. Cybersecurity and data protection companies are in great need of trained […]

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An Inside Look at the State of Cybersecurity Jobs

The explosion of laws related to cybersecurity and data privacy has led to a surge in cybersecurity jobs. Recent data shows the U.S. has almost 500,000 open positions in cybersecurity. But how do you find these jobs? More importantly, how do you obtain the necessary skills to enter and advance in specific roles? One key […]

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Bridging the Data Privacy Workforce Gap

With new privacy laws coming online throughout the U.S. and significant changes already being made to California’s landmark law, organizations face tremendous challenges staying abreast of this constantly changing legal and regulatory landscape. What’s more, these changes implicate a wide range of roles within an organization from the strategic risks that the C-Suite must consider […]

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Professor Ray Publishes Paper on Digital Contact Tracing Apps for Covid-19

Professor Brian Ray, along with co-author Professor Jane Bambauer (University of Arizona), published “Covid-19 Apps are Terrible — They Didn’t Have to Be,” an article on Lawfare. The article was also featured in a companion Lawfare Podcast. In the podcast Professor Alan Rozenshtein, from the University of Minnesota, discusses the topic of contact tracing in America […]

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5 Cybersecurity Jobs that Require a Master’s Degree

Cybersecurity and data privacy are booming fields with tremendous growth potential for professionals with the right expertise. Earning a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy can provide you with the skills and strategic understanding of the mission-critical risks posed by data breaches and other cyber risks. Qualify yourself for some of […]

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Public Interest Technology and the Fight for Racial Justice

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna recently announced that the company would stop developing facial recognition technologies. He also called on Congress to enact reforms to advance racial justice and combat systemic racism. Several days later Amazon followed suit. They said that it would put a one-year pause on its highly controversial facial recognition system—ominously named Rekognition.  Both announcements come […]

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Pandemic Privacy: Lessons and Cautions from Around the World

Does combating the novel coronavirus require us to relinquish privacy? China has succeeded in rapidly containing local transmission of the novel coronavirus. They have done this by increasing the scope of its already extensive network of surveillance technologies. This includes a smartphone app that restricts travel and access to public transportation based on an individual’s […]

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Jurisdictional Conflicts Over Transfers of Personal Data Across Borders

Jurisdictional Conflicts Over Transfers Of Personal Data Across Borders – The Sedona Conference Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure (WG6) developed the Commentary and Principles on Jurisdictional Conflicts over Transfers of Personal Data Across Borders to help businesses as they attempt to navigate a bewildering maze of conflicting and confusing data […]

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