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Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - February 2016

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the newly released details of the Privacy Shield, which would replace the Safe Harbor as the mechanism allowing transfers of personal data from the European...more

Happy New Year – Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Just at the end of 2015, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) was enacted into law as part of the omnibus spending measure passed by Congress and signed by President Obama at right before Christmas. The...more

Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill Long Sought by Industry

On Tuesday, October 27, the U.S. Senate approved legislation, strongly supported by business groups, that would facilitate information sharing between government and industry and provide liability protection to companies that...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2015

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss what companies need to know in the wake of the EU Court of Justice's rejection of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework and take a look at the following important...more

Senate passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

After a long delay, with a vote of 74 to 21, the United States Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) on October 27, 2015. The bill has been touted as being controversial and is opposed by...more

Controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passes in Senate

This week, the Senate passed a cybersecurity bill, called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (the “CISA”), by a vote of 74 to 21. With the Senate’s vote, the bill is one step closer to becoming law....more

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passes Senate, Would Encourage Business to Share...

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

Sharing information about cyber threats and analysis is a cybersecurity best practice but can often come into conflict with a company’s protection of its own data and that of its customers. On October 27, 2015, the U.S....more

SIFMA Urges Senate to Pass Cyber Sharing Bill

by McGuireWoods LLP on

It seems as if every day there is a new report of a data breach or cyber attack. For the same reason that Willie Sutton robbed banks — “because that’s where the money is” — cyber criminals have been incessant in their...more

Senate Passes Burr-Feinstein Cybersecurity Bill

The Senate has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S.754, CISA), sponsored by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chair and vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, by a margin of...more

Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Act Clears Senate Hurdle; House Action Unclear

The Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Act (S.754), or CISA, cleared an important hurdle on October 22, 2015 when the Senate voted 83-14 to end debate on several amendments to the bill. CISA creates a cyberthreat...more

Mintz TechConnect - October 2015

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - We are thrilled to provide you with the first issue of Mintz Levin’s TechConnect, a bi-monthly newsletter on “all things technology” in the legal and business world, from our perspective, of...more

Senate Could Take Up Cybersecurity Bill Before August Recess

by King & Spalding on

While the U.S. House of Representatives has already adjourned for the month-long August recess, the U.S. Senate remains in session and could take up a measure to address cybersecurity information-sharing as one of its last...more

2015 Data Breach Legislation Six Month Review: Many Proposals, Few Changes

The heat of summer may be upon us, but in Congress and in many state legislatures the attitude toward passing major data breach legislation has considerably cooled. We predicted some months ago that 2015 might be the...more

Patriot Act Reauthorization Debate Delays Cybersecurity Legislation

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - Industry Liability Protections and Standards - Legislative Timeframe - Additional Notification Bill Expected - Conclusion - For More Information - Excerpt from Industry...more

House Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bills

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the House passed H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, sponsored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), with Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) as lead cosponsor. ...more

House Passes New Cybersecurity Legislation Amidst Growing Pressure from Industry

by Polsinelli on

The House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R.1560) (“PCNA”) yesterday, amidst growing pressure from industry to enact legislation that would help companies harden key infrastructure and respond...more

White House Takes Action on Data Breach, Cybersecurity and Privacy; Calls on Congress to Follow Its Lead

by Holland & Knight LLP on

2014 has been described as the "Year of the Data Breach." With data breaches, cyber attacks and privacy issues regularly in the news, the White House orchestrated a series of events this week to highlight administration...more

Congress Confirms NIST’s Role in Cybersecurity – and the Continuation of the Cybersecurity Framework

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (CEA) was passed by the House and the Senate on December 11th, and signed by the President on the 18th. The bill formalizes the role of the National Institute for Standards and...more

Cybersecurity Legislation Focuses on Federal Government Initiatives – Leaves Private Sector Reforms for 2015

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

One of the few things the parties in Congress can agree upon these days is cybersecurity – at least when it comes to directing the federal government’s cyber activities. In its final days, the 113th Congress reached agreement...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Cybersecurity Costs Rising: How will the Government Respond?"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

A new study reveals that hackers now cost consumers and businesses between $375 and $575 billion worldwide, with North America and Europe experiencing the highest losses. Those numbers are only expected to grow as the U.S....more

Senate Intelligence Committee Approves Cybersecurity Bill

by King & Spalding on

The Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8th voted 12-3 to approve a cybersecurity bill authored by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). S. 2588, the...more

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