On December 18, 2017, the French data protection authority publicly announced that it served a formal notice to WhatsApp regarding the sharing of WhatsApp users’ data with Facebook Inc. This decision, dated November 27, 2017, follows the investigations led by the CNIL regarding Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp.
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On August 22, 2017, the National Infrastructure Advisory Council issued a report entitled Securing Cyber Assets: Addressing Urgent Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure. The NIAC Report notes that sophisticated and readily available malicious cyber tools and exploits have lowered the barrier to cost and increased the potential for successful cyber attacks.
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On June 20, 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure issued a report on the ethics of Automated and Connected Cars. The Report was developed by a multidisciplinary Ethics Commission established in September 2016 for the purpose of developing essential ethical guidelines for the use of automated and connected cars.
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Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published its final Regulations Implementing FAST Act Section 61003-Critical Electric Infrastructure Security and Amending Critical Energy Infrastructure Information. The CEII Regulations are intended to implement new authority granted to FERC by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which became law in December 2015.
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