The “Internet of things” (IoT) is the extension of internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects, from baby monitors to pacemakers, from toasters to televisions, from DVRs to printers, from thermostats to lights. Embedded with internet connectivity, software and sensors, IoT devices can communicate and interact with each other in real-time over the internet, and can be remotely monitored and controlled, creating a host of cyber security, privacy, and other concerns. Compounding these threats is the problem that due to their small size, many IoT devices have significant operational
What is it about human nature that we can’t get enough of a good thing? From nightly childhood readings of Goodnight Moon to binge watching West Wing for the second time, to wearing a college sweatshirt until it is threadbare, it seems we will watch something, wear something or eat something familiar and loved, over trying something new and different, given the choice. This lay observation of human nature also applies to music, as evidenced by the current popularity and high number of tribute bands. Tribute bands, sometimes called a
On June 28, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was enacted, which represents a major shift in consumer protection and privacy. While the CCPA will not go into effect until January 1, 2020, the CCPA empowers consumers with significant new rights concerning how their personal information is collected, used, stored, transmitted and sold, and requires significant transparency from businesses collecting and using such information.
Under the CCPA, personal information is defined broadly as information that identifies, describes or is capable of being associated with a particular consumer or household, and