Laws and regulations

Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2024
US government sanctions twelve Kaspersky Lab executives

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned twelve Kaspersky Lab executives for their role in the Russian company. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned twelve Kaspersky Lab executives for their role in the Russian company. All the sanctioned individuals are in executive and senior leadership roles at AO Kaspersky […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2024
US bans sale of Kaspersky products due to risks to national security

The US government announced the ban on selling Kaspersky software due to security risks from Russia and urged citizens to replace it. The Biden administration announced it will ban the sale of Kaspersky antivirus software due to the risks posed by Russia to U.S. national security. The U.S. government is implementing a new rule leveraging […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 18, 2024
Meta delays training its AI using public content shared by EU users 

Meta announced it is postponing the training of its large language models using public content from adult Facebook and Instagram users in the EU. Meta announced it is delaying the training of its large language models (LLMs) using public content shared by adults on Facebook and Instagram following the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) request. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2024
DORA Compliance Strategy for Business Leaders

In January 2025, European financial and insurance institutions, their business partners and providers, must comply with DORA. In January 2025, financial and insurance institutions in Europe and any organizations that do business with them must comply with the Digital Operation Resilience Act, also known as DORA. This regulation from the European Union (EU) is intended […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2024
NCSC: New UK law bans default passwords on smart devices

The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) orders smart device manufacturers to ban default passwords starting from April 29, 2024. The U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is urging manufacturers of smart devices to comply with new legislation that bans default passwords. The law, known as the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure act (or PSTI act), will […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2024
The FCC imposes $200 million in fines on four US carriers for unlawfully sharing user location data

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined the largest U.S. wireless carriers $200 million for sharing customers’ real-time location data without consent. The FCC has fined four major U.S. wireless carriers nearly $200 million for unlawfully selling access to real-time location data of their customers without consent. The fines come as a result of the Notices of Apparent Liability […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2024
U.S. Gov imposed Visa restrictions on 13 individuals linked to commercial spyware activity

The U.S. Department of State imposed visa restrictions on 13 individuals allegedly linked to the commercial spyware business. The US Department of State is imposing visa restrictions on 13 individuals involved in the development and sale of commercial spyware or their immediate family members. The measure aims to counter the misuse of surveillance technology targeting […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 02, 2024
Google agreed to erase billions of browser records to settle a class action lawsuit

Google is going to delete data records related to the ‘Incognito Mode’ browsing activity to settle a class action lawsuit. Google has agreed to delete billions of data records related to users’ browsing activities in ‘Incognito Mode’ to settle a class action lawsuit. The class action, filed in 2020 by law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2024
US Treasury Dep announced sanctions against members of China-linked APT31

The US Treasury Department announced sanctions on two APT31 Chinese hackers linked to attacks against organizations in the US critical infrastructure sector. The US government announced sanctions against a pair of Chinese hackers (Zhao Guangzong and Ni Gaobin), alleged members of the China-linked APT31 group, who are responsible for “malicious cyber operations targeting U.S. entities that operate […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 05, 2024
US Gov sanctioned Intellexa Consortium individuals and entities behind Predator spyware attacks

The U.S. government sanctioned two individuals and five entities linked to the development and distribution of the Predator spyware used to target Americans. Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced actions on two individuals and five entities associated with the Intellexa Consortium for their role in the development and […]