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Governor Signs Amendment to Tennessee Data Breach Notification Law

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

During the recent 110th Regular Session of the Tennessee General Assembly, Governor Bill Haslam signed into law an amendment to the Tennessee Identity Theft Deterrence Act of 1999....more

Executive Order Establishes American Technology Council

by Locke Lord LLP on

On May 1, 2017, President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council (the ATC EO). The ATC EO is intended to “promote the secure, efficient, and economical use of...more

Executive Order 13800 – Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure

President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order 13800 titled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” on May 11, 2017, his thirty-fifth executive order since taking...more

Trump Executive Order Addresses Executive Branch, Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

by Dechert LLP on

President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order on May 11, 2017 aimed at “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” (the “Order”). The Order mandates federal governmental review of...more

President Trump's Executive Order on Cybersecurity

by King & Spalding on

On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed a long-awaited Executive Order that aims to bolster the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure. In an effort to fulfill the President’s promise to get “tough on...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - May 2017

by Burr & Forman on

The House recently passed a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow certain employees to choose to take paid time off rather than overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. Ron Flowers and...more

Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order: Has Anything Really Changed?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) designed to strengthen national cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. The EO focuses on the modernization of the federal information technology (IT) network and...more

FCC Launches Proceeding to Rollback Net Neutrality

by Perkins Coie on

New developments: Since we published our update below, the FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to begin the process of rolling back the rules and regulatory framework for net neutrality...more

Global Cyber Attack Highlights Need for President Trump’s Executive Order

by Williams Mullen on

Many companies from around the globe are continuing their recovery efforts after a massive ransomware attack affected hundreds of thousands of computers across various industries and throughout several nations. Ransomware is...more

Alert: The First Trump Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Cooley LLP on

On May 11, 2017, less than four months after his inauguration, President Trump signed a long-anticipated Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (hereinafter, the...more

New Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Trump Administration’s required cybersecurity assessments provide potential for new round of public-private collaboration. The Trump Administration recently issued a much anticipated Executive Order (EO) addressing...more

Bills to Help Small Businesses Prepare for Cyber Attacks Working Way Through Congress

by Williams Mullen on

On May 2, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved H.R. 2105, the “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017.” The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee reported...more

Is the Government Protecting Your Private Information?

by Reed Smith on

We were not affected by the recent ransomware attack that disabled computers worldwide, including in multiple public hospitals in the UK. At least not yet. For those who have never had the pleasure or who otherwise do not...more

Data Security Under Commissioner Ohlhausen: What You Need to Know

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been a critically important regulator of cybersecurity practices in the US, using its authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act to bring enforcement actions against companies for failing...more

New Mexico becomes 48th state to enact a data breach law, plus US state-level updates

by DLA Piper on

An active spring state legislative session has already produced a few new state data breach laws. Notably, when New Mexico HB 15 was signed into law on April 6, the state became the 48th in the nation to have a data breach...more

#MLWashingtonCyberWatch: The Cybersecurity Executive Order (at last)

Amid the flurry following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing last week, President Trump marked his 111th day in office on Thursday, May 11th by signing an executive order targeting national cybersecurity....more

White House Issues New Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Trump recently signed the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The Order sets forth the Trump Administration's policy for cybersecurity of...more

President Trump Signs Long-Awaited Cyber Executive Order

by Alston & Bird on

On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity (the “Order”). The Order directs executive agencies to complete a risk management report based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (the...more

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity Focusing on Critical Infrastructure, Federal Networks and Public...

by Reed Smith on

On Monday, May 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The Executive Order comes after Trump had postponed signing a...more

“No Ransom, No Cry” – Trump’s Latest Executive Order on Cybersecurity and Preventing the Next “WannaCry” Virus

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The new Order came out just one day before last week’s “WannaCry”...more

President Trump Signs Executive Order Holding Agency Directors Accountable for Cybersecurity

Five months after rejecting a less detailed executive order on cybersecurity, Trump signed one on May 11, 2017 (Order). The Order notifies federal agencies that the “President will hold heads of executive departments and...more

New EASA Consultation: Are Drone Pilots Heading for a Period of Regulatory Turbulence?

by Hogan Lovells on

On 12 May 2017 the European Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA“) opened a consultation into sweeping new regulations on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or drones) in European airspace. Individuals and companies...more

The New Cybersecurity Executive Order: What It Does and When

“Will the President sign it?” I asked in a recent post. As if in direct answer, the President issued the order the same day , May 11, 2017. The order is titled Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical...more

Executive Order Directs Federal Agencies to Put Their Own Houses in Good Cybersecurity Order

by Sedgwick LLP on

On May 11, 2017, the White House issued an executive order aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure. The order mandates that federal department and agency heads take an active...more

In Executive Order, President Trump Sets New Standards for Cybersecurity

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

President Trump has issued a much-anticipated executive order (EO) on cybersecurity. The order requires all federal executive agencies to adhere to a single security framework and is intended to improve the nation’s defenses...more

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