The global regulation of cybersecurity is one of the most contentious topics on the international legal plane.
Ido Kilovaty is the Frederic Dorwart Endowed Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa, College of Law, and a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America. Previously, he was a Cyber Fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges, and a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project, both at Yale Law School. His primary areas of research include cybersecurity law, privacy, emerging technologies, and international law; much of his work focuses on enhancing cybersecurity through security-driven legislation and regulation.
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The Equifax data breach that compromised the Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 145.5 million Americans prompted calls from authorities and consumers for more federal regulation to protect sensitive personal data. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Congress, and the Justice Department, among others, are investigating aspects of the incident.