The FTC Takes Aim at Zoom

By Jennifer K. Wagner J.D., Ph.D.   2020 brought an unexpected and massive surge in the use of video conferencing platforms. In the midst of a deadly pandemic and public health guidelines intended to flatten the curve through deterrence of non-essential in-person interactions, Zoom and similar video conferencing platforms have provided a way for people
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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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