Tag Archives: Special Purpose Privacy Regulation

Privacy and cybersecurity reform for US energy sector

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a final rule creating information security standards for the US electric grid.  The US Congress is also considering legislation designed to combat perceived cybersecurity and privacy threats related to the grid.  Among other things, the legislation would establish a regulated security testing regime for products used in the grid.

Link: Hogan Lovells Chronicle of Data Protection

New California privacy law regulates TV voice recognition

California has passed privacy law regulating the use of voice recognition in TVs.  The law prohibits the operation of a voice recognition feature unless the user is prominently informed during the initial setup or installation of a connected TV.  Further, any recordings of conversations collected through the operation of a voice recognition feature cannot be sold or use for any advertising purpose.

Link (Legislation):  AB No.1116