Albert Gidari was quoted this week in a CNET article on lawmakers' efforts to require Internet service providers and operators of Wi-Fi access points to keep records about users for two years to aid police investigations.
The article explains how the proposed law, known as the Internet Safety Act, would not only apply to ISPs, but also "to the tens of millions of homes with Wi-Fi access points or wired routers that use the standard method of dynamically assigning temporary addresses," or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
It "covers every employer that uses DHCP for its network," Gidari explained. "It covers Aircell on airplanes - those little pico cells will have to store a lot of data for those in-the-air Internet users."
Gidari chairs Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice, an interdisciplinary team of privacy and security lawyers that includes litigators, transactional attorneys, and public policy and regulatory lawyers. The practice is hands-on, solution-oriented, and provides clients with practical legal advice and effective tools to comply with U.S. and international data protection laws.