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The USA FREEDOM Act Heightens the Need for Carriers to Examine their Data Retention Practices

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Barack Obama signed the USA FREEDOM Act into law. Among other reforms, the USA FREEDOM Act adopts a series of modifications to federal foreign intelligence gathering statutes and procedures to...more

U.S.A. Freedom Act passed into law

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On June 4, 2015, President Obama and his administration signed into law the U.S.A. Freedom Act, which “reform[s] the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct...more

Whistleblower's Legacy: President Reforms Key Surveillance Law; Europe Questions Safe Harbor Regime

by King & Spalding on

Nearly two years ago, Edward Snowden, a contractor working with the U.S. National Security Agency (“NSA”), revealed startling details of widespread surveillance practices by the U.S. government into telephone and Internet...more

President Promotes Cybersecurity in State of the Union Address

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Highlighting the importance of cybersecurity in a time of data breaches and cyber attacks that have compromised our national security, privacy, economy, and businesses, President Obama incorporated cybersecurity issues in his...more

President Obama announces surveillance reforms: key points for businesses

by DLA Piper on

In a speech that garnered worldwide attention, President Barack Obama has announced important reforms in the ways the US government will gather, store, use and retain signals-related information. These changes will quickly...more

Cyber Law Tracker: President Obama Announces NSA Reforms

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

On January 17, 2014, President Obama announced broad reforms to the U.S. government’s practices with regard to the surveillance programs that have swept up massive amounts of phone records and related data....more

Washington Focus – Post-Labor Day

CYBERSECURITY - Cybersecurity continues to be a high priority for both Congress and the Administration in 2013. After President Obama issued Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the...more

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