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Michael A. Gold

Cybersecurity and Privacy Group

Daily Journal: Asymmetry and the End of Optimism-based Cybersecurity

Michael Gold wrote the article “Asymmetry and the End of Optimism-based Cybersecurity,” published by the Daily Journal. “It has become ever clearer that no technology is enough to defeat a determined hacker. The increasing sophistication of social engineering techniques to trick hapless victims into clicking on innocent-appearing links makes it clear that successful deployment of […]

Cybersecurity and Privacy Group

Los Angeles Business Journal: Still Only Human

In Michael Gold’s commentary, Still Only Human, published in the July 18, 2016 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal, he writes: “Cybercrime cost the world economy about $500 billion in 2015 and this year’s numbers will be even higher. The cost of data breaches is projected to reach $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. Worldwide […]

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The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act – California Takes the Lead on Digital Privacy in the U.S.

California, home of many of the world’s largest technology companies, has long been at the forefront of protecting personal electronic information in the United States. California adopted the nation’s first data breach notification law, led the nation in requiring website privacy statements, and actively enforces online privacy. On October 6, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed […]

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California Proposition Would Expand Duties and Liabilities for Collecting Personal Information

On September 26, 2013, the California Secretary of State allowed proponents of a new ballot proposition to collect signatures for the “Personal Privacy Protection Act.” The Act, if approved, would radically change the privacy landscape in California by adding new provisions to the California Constitution. Most importantly, the Act (1) requires all “legal persons” that […]