Hacking Your Kid’s Smart Toy!

Hacking Your Kid’s Smart Toy! The New York Post quotes Marcus Harris on the hacking of smart toys made by CloudPets, noting it’s one of the first times a toy has been pulled from the shelves due to digital security concerns. Retailers will stop carrying the stuffed animals after the company exposed more than two…

America Needs A Data Privacy and Security Law

When police finally captured Joseph D’Angelo, the alleged Golden State Killer who had eluded arrest for decades, they used DNA evidence to track him down. The forensic team that finally pieced together enough information that led to D’Angelo’s arrest relied on law enforcement data bases. But few people realize that if they purchase a DNA…

Google Wants to Emasculate Illinois’ Tough Biometric Privacy Law

For at least a decade, Illinois has had the country’s toughest biometric privacy law on the books. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) prevents using fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition software from being exploited for commercial purposes without an individual’s consent. Now Google’s parent, Alphabet Inc., is trying to defang BIPA by exempting photos…

E.U. To Executives: Relax On GDPR

E.U. To Executives: Relax On GDPR The European Union’s tough, new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have caused much hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing among executives in Europe and here in the United States. Failing to comply with the rules carries the possibility of enormous fines: Up to about US$26.6 million. As a GDPR attorney and software…

Marcus Harris Tech Attorney What to Know about Facebook, Data Collecting and Privacy

Marcus Harris Tech Attorney What to Know about Facebook, Data Collecting and Privacy Marcus Harris interview on Facebook Cambridge Analytica Scandal. According to Taft Stettinius & Hollister attorney Marcus Harris, “Cambridge Analytica used methods such as offering Facebook users ‘free personality quizzes’ in order to gain insight into their political beliefs and assess areas of weakness which…