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The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), with a 288-127 vote. The current version of CISPA (H.R. 624) would provide private-sector companies...more
With just a few weeks left in what has turned out to be a very unpredictable legislative session in Connecticut, there are still several bills up for consideration that employers need to be on the look out for. ...more
(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed a law passed by the legislature that would ban employers from asking for the social media passwords of workers and applicants. Christie said that he would sign the bill if it...more
On April 5, 2013, Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto of New Jersey’s proposed “Facebook law” (A-2878), which is intended to prohibit employers from inquiring about or otherwise accessing applicants’ and...more
If there’s one thing Americans of all political stripes seem to agree on, it’s the need to thwart cyber-attacks on critical U.S. systems. Just this week, the Pentagon for the first time openly blamed China for hacking U.S....more
An Arizona developer has settled a lawsuit against Maricopa Country, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas for $1.4 million. Conley Wolfswinkel had filed suit after his office was publicly...more
As part of our continuing coverage of the Texas Legislature Watch (they only meet every other year in Texas), we look at the bill that would prohibit employers from demanding passwords or other access to the social media...more
Gun violence is a hot topic in the wake of the Newtown shootings and the aftermath of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, and now health privacy has joined the debate....more
(LONDON) The draft of the new Data Protection Regulation, the first EU privacy law with highly serious teeth in the form of fines based on global turnover, continues to wend its way through various committees of the European...more
On April 16, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “Tax Fraud and Tax ID Theft: Moving Forward With Solutions,” including testimony on proposals to restrict access to the Social Security Administration’s Death...more
Over the past two years, states have undertaken various initiatives – including audits, exams, regulations, and legislation – intended to require insurers to compare their life insurance policy records with the record of...more
California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal recently introduced the “Right to Know Act of 2013” (AB1291) in the California State Assembly. If passed, this legislation would allow U.S. consumers unprecedented access to...more
UPDATE: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this afternoon. The vote was 18 in favor and two (Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL))...more
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence panel will mark up the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this week. Last year, CISPA met strong opposition from privacy advocates and the public due to...more
President Barack Obama issued his administration's much-anticipated executive order on cybersecurity Feb. 12, to "enhance the security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure and to maintain a cyber environment...more
Updating our entry on this issue posted during the last Congress, on March 21, 2013, lawmakers in the House and Senate reintroduced companion bills intended to curb government use of mobile users’ geolocation data. The...more
On February 26, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register soliciting views from both government and industry on developing the...more
In recent months, a number of media buyers have had funds stolen from their bank accounts. Even after repeatedly opening and closing accounts to stop the theft, tens of thousands of dollars have been diverted to accounts...more
March 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. New Jersey-based Archer & Greiner PC is the latest law firm to announce layoffs of attorneys and staff. Also, counsel for...more
Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing titled, “The Cybersecurity Partnership Between the Private Sector and...more
March 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- With reports of corporate espionage and hacking on the rise, the US government and private companies need to take steps to prevent
the loss of trade secrets and threats to national security says...more
As announced during the 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama recently signed an Executive Order on cybersecurity. The primary goals of the Executive Order are to (a) improve communication between private companies...more
A sweeping cyber security law is unlikely to pass any time soon.
White House Cyber Security Coordinator Michael Daniel warned last week that President Obama's Executive Order on Cyber Security (EO) could result in new...more
On February 26, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a Request for Information (RFI) entitled, “Developing a Framework to Improve Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” The RFI requests...more
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