As we wind down the year here at Balch & Bingham, we wanted to take a look back at our top 10 most popular posts of 2017 (based on viewership):

  1. China’s Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect Today, Still Leaves Many Questions (June 2, 2017)

  2. Target and States Resolve 2013 Data Breach Investigation with $18.5M Settlement (May 31, 2017)

  3. FCC Passes the “Restoring Internet Freedom” Order, Repealing Net Neutrality Rules and Restoring FTC Jurisdiction Over Online Consumer Protection (December 15, 2017)

  4. White House Announces Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process (November 24, 2017)

  5. I May Have Been Affected by the Equifax Breach: Now What Do I Do? (September 13, 2017)

  6. Senate Introduces the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 for Government-Acquired IoT Devices (August 3, 2017)

  7. FTC Seeks Public Comment on Sears’ Petition to Modify Order Regarding Software Tracking Application (November 16, 2017)

  8. SEC Publishes Cybersecurity Risk Alert (August 25, 2017)

  9. New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation Takes Effect (March 24, 2017)

  10. Where Does Your State Rank? Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Releases its FY 2017 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book (December 19, 2017)

We want to thank you for being a part of our readership, and we hope we can continue to provide you with valuable, relevant, and timely material to help you keep abreast of data privacy and security issues in 2018.   I’d personally like to thank our blog’s contributors – Chase Espy, Alex Khoury, Brad Neighbors, Jessica Nwokocha, Brandi Powe, Will Hill Tankersley, and Nick Theodore —  for diligently providing us with timely and interesting insights.  We look forward to providing you with more valuable material (as well as a few additional features!) in the new year.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for more specific information, or if you have suggestions on how we can ensure that our blog adds value to you.

Happy New Year!

Brandon N. Robinson

Editor, Data Privacy and Security Observer