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Daily Archives: December 17, 2023

SEC’s new data breach disclosure rules take effect

TechCrunch – What you need to know: “Starting December 18, publicly-owned companies operating in the U.S. must comply with a new set of rules requiring them to disclose “material” cyber incidents within 96 hours. The regulation represents a significant shake-up for organizations, many of which have argued that the new rules open them up to more risk and that four days isn’t enough time to confirm a breach, understand its impact, or coordinate notifications. Regardless, those that don’t comply — whether a newly-listed organization or a company that has been publicly owned for decades — could face major consequences courtesy of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).”

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 16, 2023

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 16, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and… Continue Reading

Health misinformation is rampant on social media

The Conversation – Monica Wang: “The global anti-vaccine movement and vaccine hesitancy that accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic show no signs of abating According to a survey of U.S. adults, Americans in October 2023 were less likely to view approved vaccines as safe than they were in April 2021. As vaccine confidence falls, health misinformation… Continue Reading

AI in Banking and Finance, December 16, 2023

AI in Banking and Finance, December 16, 2023 – This semi-monthly column by  Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government reports, industry, NGO/IGO white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources, and as available, indicate… Continue Reading

An Analysis of Primary State Legal Information

State Legal Information Census – An Analysis of Primary State Legal Information – This report presents findings from a survey of state level primary legal information. Primary legal information includes code (codified statutes passed by state legislatures), regulations (codified collections of rules passed by administrative agencies) and case law (appellate court decisions). This survey was… Continue Reading


“What is BirdWeather? BirdWeather is a visualization platform that, using the BirdNET artificial neural network (a type of machine learning algorithm), is continuously listening to over 200 active audio stations around the world and is actively plotting their results in a user-friendly map interface. We built BirdWeather to be a living library of bird vocalizations accessible to users via online… Continue Reading

GPO Makes Congressionally Mandated Reports Available to the Public Ahead of Schedule

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has made Congressionally Mandated Reports available to the public on GPO’s GovInfo. GPO fulfilled this responsibility ahead of its one-year implementation deadline set by Congress. Reports are now published and available for the public to access at This marks the first time Congressionally Mandated Reports have been accessible… Continue Reading

NCSC resource tracks mandatory judicial retirement age  

NCSC has updated its report on State Judicial Retirement Plans to include a Mandatory Retirement Age tab, which tracks the mandatory retirement ages of judges across the country. In the last decade, voters and legislatures have rejected increases to mandatory judicial retirement ages in eight states. NCSC now offers a data visualization map showing mandatory retirement ages. The… Continue Reading

GIS Technology to assist in identifying “legal deserts”

“NCSC has recently started utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping technology to assist state courts in identifying “legal deserts” – areas where people may face challenges accessing legal resources and services. GIS technology can help courts gain deeper insights into the needs of people living in legal deserts by generating legal desert maps that consider access-to-justice… Continue Reading

When the New York Times Lost its Way

The Economist, James Bennet [free to read] – America’s media should do more to equip readers to think for themselves: “…Whether or not American democracy endures, a central question historians are sure to ask about this era is why America came to elect Donald Trump, promoting him from a symptom of the country’s institutional, political… Continue Reading