Similar information requests were made by the national ACLU and individual chapters in more than 35 states. Information requests were also filed by the ACLU with the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the Department of Transportation, reports Reuters. … [Read more...] about ACLU Asks Law Enforcement Agencies to Explain How Automatic License Plate Reader Data Is Used
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The same is true for hacking medical devices wirelessly connected to the Web. On January 22, 2016, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance outlining post‑market recommendations for medical device manufacturers to address cyber-security risks. The draft guidance details the agency’s specific recommendations, which address monitoring, identifying, and managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in market-available medical devices that contain software or programmable components. The FDA held multiple public workshops on software vulnerability in medical devices and previously issued guidance titled “Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” The FDA recommends in this document that manufacturers should implement a structured, systematic, and comprehensive cybersecurity risk management program. Similar problems arise in consumer products. A Fitbit or any of the … [Read more...] about Smarter Devices = More Vulnerability to Government and Criminals
Our Judicial system which places special emphasis on oral arguments has led to a situation where most Senior Advocates have developed ‘face value’. They are afforded a certain ‘indulgence’ by the court and sometimes are able to get hearings that other advocates may not be afforded by the judge. There are judges who do not relish the idea of a young lawyer arguing on questions of law. However, there are some judges who encourage young lawyers to argue matters before them. Also, when it comes to high stake matters, clients do not want to take the risk of engaging the services of a young advocate who may be pitted against a Senior Advocate in the Court. Some of the seniors are overburdened with work, and people used to wonder how best they can apply their mind when faced with 10 -15 matters a day. … [Read more...] about Senior Counsel Fee: How much is too much?
Environmental Protection AgencyNSPS ProposedThe Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule March 27 setting the first source-specific greenhouse gas emissions standards. The proposed new source performance standards will limit new fossil fuel-fired power plants to 1,000 pounds of CO2 per MW and would apply to new fossil fuel-fired power plants with a generating capacity greater than 25MW. Though industry representatives are concerned that the proposed rule would make it nearly impossible to build new coal-fired power plants because carbon capture and storage is expensive and not yet commercially viable, Administrator Lisa Jackson said the rule will have minimal impact on electricity prices and is not expected to have excessive compliance costs for the power sector because it follows an industry shift toward more natural gas usage. … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Law and Regulatory Update – April 2, 2012
Another legitimate fear is the potential for unauthorized users to infiltrate the systems and disseminate confidential information. In 2015, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) discovered over one hundred ALPR cameras throughout the United States were infiltrated and images were exposed on the Internet.[lxxiv] The images were visible by anyone with an Internet service provider.[lxxv] Unfortunately, a number of the ALPR cameras exposed were linked to law enforcement agencies in Louisiana, including the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.[lxxvi] While the law enforcement agencies immediately secured and quickly resolved the problem, it serves as a reminder of the missed opportunity to pass legislation in order to streamline the standards of ALPR use throughout the state.[lxxvii] Under the Statewide Motor Vehicle Theft and Uninsured Motorist Identification Program, ALPR systems, databases, and software were required to comply with National Law Enforcement Telecommunications … [Read more...] about Louisiana’s Statewide Motor Vehicle Theft and Uninsured Motorist ID Program: The Short Life and Senseless Death of Senate Bill 250