Online resources for the case of LabMD Inc. v. FTC (11th Cir.) and the FTC’s response after the decision

Did the LabMD Case Weaken the FTC’s Approach to Data Security?

Comment: The LabMD Decision Reins in the FTC’s Authority to Issue Broadly Worded and Ill-Defined Orders

FTC Official Website

LabMD, Inc., In the Matter of 

Tom Kulik: The 3 Biggest Data Security Takeaways From The 11th Circuit Decision In FTC v. LabMD

Kirk Nahra: Takeaways from the 11th Circuit FTC vs. LabMD decision

By Jim Harvey, Larry Sommerfeld and Kate Hanniford: LabMD: The End of the FTC in Cyber, or Just a New Path?

Dune Lawrence: A Leak Wounded This Company. Fighting the Feds Finished It Off

After the 11th Cir. decision, FTC tried to be more specific: 

LightYear Dealer Technologies, LLC, In the Matter of

FTC Administrative Guidelines (non-binding) 

FTC Proposed Amendment to the GLB Rules.

Vietnam – New Cyber Security Law in effect on 1 January 2019

The Vietnamese Parliament has passed its new Cyber Security Law on June 12, 2018 with overwhelming votes. The law has been in effect from January 1, 2019.

The law has seven chapters and 43 articles. It sets out responsibilities for the actions of relevant agencies, organizations and individuals to safeguard “national security” and “social order”. The key points of the law are set out below:

(i) Domestic and foreign companies that provide network-related services in Vietnam must have a user information stored in the territory of Vietnam.

(ii) Foreign companies providing Internet-related services in Vietnam need to establish offices in Vietnam.

(3) Domestic and foreign companies who provide network-related services in Vietnam are required to verify user registration information; they also need to provide the legal enforcement agencies with users’ information.

(4) Provisions on prohibiting the use of cyberspace to incite opposition to the state, distort the history, undermine the national unity, defame religion, or spread false and indecent information.

While Vietnam is also a Socialist country, its people enjoys relatively higher freedom of internet access than that of China. Social media like Facebook and Twitter are generally not blocked.  In fact, Vietnam ranks the 7th largest population of Facebook users among all countries.
Vietnam Facebook User