What Is InfraGard?

By Jeffrey A. Franklin, Prince Law Offices P.C.   In short, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of U.S. Critical Infrastructure. Through seamless collaboration, InfraGard connects owners and operators within critical infrastructure to the FBI, to provide education, information sharing, networking,
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First City in Pennsylvania Passes Ordinance on Controversial Facial Recognition Technologies

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D.   Background Previously on this blog, Patrick McKnight wrote about facial recognition technologies coming under increased congressional scrutiny, noting companion bills introduced on June 25, 2020 by Senators Markey and Merkley (S. 4084) and Representatives Jayapal and Pressley (H.R.7356) known as the “Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act
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A Dramatic Expansion of Biometrics Proposed by Department of Homeland Security

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D.   On Sept. 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the “Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” The NPRM involves a dramatic shift in policy, expanding the types of biometrics collected and broadening the use
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Updates in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Part 2 – August 2020

By Krishna Jani, Flaster Greenberg   From California to New York, data privacy laws and enforcement actions are ramping up. Check out some highlights below.   1. New York State Department of Financial Services launched its first enforcement action in July 2020. As U.S. companies focus on CCPA enforcement, they should not ignore other state
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Updates in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy – August 2020

By Krishna Jani, Flaster Greenberg   There is a lot going on in the world right now — and the world of data privacy is no exception.   Here is a snapshot of what’s on my radar:   1. Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders introduced the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 on Tuesday, August
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