Tagged: cybersecurity

New York Expands Data Privacy Protections

New York continued its active legislative session last week, this time by expanding its data breach notification law. The SHIELD Act (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security), signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 25, 2019, notably expands the definition of a data breach continue reading...

Release of National Cyber Strategy

Late last week, the Trump Administration released the National Cyber Strategy of the United States of America, purportedly the first such document released by the government in 15 years.  According to the introduction by the President, the Cyber Strategy “is a call to action for continue reading...

SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Guidance

On February 26, in the wake of significant and far-reaching cybersecurity breaches (e.g., the Equifax Data Breach), the SEC published interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents.  The SEC recognizes that cybersecurity threats present an “ongoing risk” to continue reading...

China Adopts Tough and Sweeping Cybersecurity Law

On November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress promulgated the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China, a law James Zimmerman, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China calls “a step backwards for innovation in China that won’t continue reading...

Cybersecurity Compliance Just Got Tougher: Companies need specific, well-executed plans to meet growing demands of federal and state agencies.

While cybersecurity risks have increased, government regulation has traditionally lagged behind.   Recently, some government entities have tried to catch up by mandating that companies take a proactive approach toward protecting personal and competitively sensitive data. The move is a departure from the traditional reactive response continue reading...