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Supreme Court: Your digital location is protected by the Constitution

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court Friday affirmed that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to access mobile phone location data collected by wireless providers – a win for consumer privacy.

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SEC official says Ethereum is not a security, freeing it from oversight

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly been scrutinizing Ether, second only to bitcoin in value, to determine whether it should be considered a security; today, an SEC official stated it is not.

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Regulatory uncertainty could stymy blockchain adoption

Even as companies seek to integrate the distributed ledger technology into their business models, uncertainty about the regulatory landscape is seen as a major stumbling block.

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Are regulations keeping you from using good passwords?

Most companies are using password "best practices" that are out of date and ineffective. Regulations are getting in the way of changing them.

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Tech Talk: Prepping for GDPR

CSO's Michael Nadeau and Steve Ragan join Computerworld's Ken Mingis and IDG Communications' Mark Lewis to look at what the new EU privacy rules mean. They offer insights on how companies can prepare – and what happens if they don't.

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Data and privacy breach notification plans: What you need to know

Failure to report breaches within the rules of the many global data and privacy protection regulations can result in penalties. Planning ahead will help avoid that.

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N.Y. AG's scrutiny of cryptocurrencies unlikely to stymie a thriving industry

The New York Attorney General's office is looking into the practices and policies of cryptocurrency exchanges; experts say any ensuing regulation will likely protect investors while allowing the marketplace to continue growing.

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GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

Regulators will begin enforcing the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on May 25. Here are steps you can take to make sure your compliance program is ready.

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Blockchain to ‘radically’ transform anti-fraud, anti-money-laundering efforts

With GDPR about to force banks to rethink how they handle and share personally identifiable info, and with fraud-enabling darknet data ballooning, enterprises will need blockchain's immutability and security to thwart bad actors.

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California eyes 'right to repair' smartphone law, may join 17 other states

California could join a growing number of states seeking to enact "Right to Repair" laws that let consumers take smartphones and other devices to third-party repair shops or fix them at home without voiding warranties.

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SEC eyes crackdown on cryptocurrencies

As part of an ongoing regulatory clampdown, the SEC has issued subpoenas and wants info from tech companies issuing cryptocurrencies in the form of ICOs.

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GDPR deadline looms: The price and penalties | Salted Hash Ep 20

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline fast approaching, host Steve Ragan explores the implications of noncompliance for companies -- and possible penalties -- with Greg Reber, founder/CEO of AsTech Consulting.

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Risky AI business: Navigating regulatory and legal dangers to come

Artificial intelligence poses a wide range of hidden and unknown dangers for enterprises deploying the technology. Here’s how to guard against the legal and compliance risks of AI.

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Ready for the EU's GDPR compliance deadline? Many companies aren't | Salted Hash Ep 16

CSO senior editor Michael Nadeau joins host Steve Ragan to talk about predictions for 2018, including the looming GDPR compliance deadline.

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Will the end of net neutrality be a security nightmare?

Effects of the net neutrality repeal are hard to predict, but there could be additional costs for using endpoint security tools if data rates rise. Best advice: Stay the course on security for now.

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How killing Net Neutrality will affect enterprise mobility

As the FCC prepares to eliminate net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs to charge more for some internet traffic based on speed of delivery, companies will have to rethink how mobile apps are created and how they host content.

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Get ready for the coming business travel crisis

Companies face two impending risks to corporate data: a potential mobile device ban on air flights and the ongoing possibility that data could be exposed during border crossings.

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Net neutrality defenders gear up for new fight

Advocates of strong net neutrality protections enforced by the FCC are down but not out as they prepare for a new fight as agency chair pushes to dismantle internet regulations.

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