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Massachusetts Hospital Licensing Regulations Proposed Amendments – Key Take-Aways

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has released for public comment proposed amendments to DPH’s Hospital Licensure Regulations (105 CMR 130.00) (the “regulations”). The proposed amendments are designed to...more

First EU-wide cybersecurity regime set to enter force in August 2016 after final approval by European Parliament

by King & Spalding on

The European Parliament gave final approval to the Network and Information Security Directive (“Directive”), the first-ever EU-wide cybersecurity standards, on July 6, 2016. The Directive seeks to improve the cybersecurity...more

The European Union Approves First-Ever Cybersecurity Rules

by King & Spalding on

On July 6, 2016, after more than three years of debate, the European Parliament gave final approval to the Network and Information Security Directive. It establishes the first set of fundamental cybersecurity and breach...more

Cybersecurity in Europe: New Obligations for “Essential” and “Digital” Services

by K&L Gates LLP on

On July 7 the Plenary of the European Parliament (EP) gave its final approval to the Network and Information Security Directive (“NIS Directive” or “Directive”) after three years of discussions. The full text of the Directive...more

EU Adopts Cybersecurity Directive: What US Companies Need to Know

Not all the news coming out of Europe these days is about Brexit. In fact, the forces of unity and harmonization remain a top priority for European regulators hoping to combat digital security threats and create a safer and...more

EU Cyber Security and Incident Notification Rules Enacted

On July 6, 2016, the European Parliament adopted the first-ever pan-European law on cyber security. The law, entitled the "Directive on the Security of Network and Information Systems" (NIS Directive), imposes security...more

EU Cybersecurity Directive Brings Notification and Security Requirements for Industry

by WilmerHale on

The first European Union-wide rules on cybersecurity have been adopted by the European Parliament. Approved on July 6, 2016, the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) creates new risk...more

New Essential Services Legislation Now In Force

by Field Law on

On May 27, 2016, Alberta’s new Essential Services legislation came into force. Bill 4 – An Act to Implement a Supreme Court Ruling Governing Essential Services is the Alberta Government’s answer to the Supreme Court’s...more

Tough New EU-Wide Cybersecurity Rules in Prospect: The Network and Information Security Directive

by Dechert LLP on

Two-thirds of large UK companies have come under cyber attack in the past year, according to the UK Government, and a quarter have been attacked at least once a month. But only half have taken any recommended actions to...more

The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation

by Dentons on

In light of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 decision, the Alberta government has undertaken a review of the Labour Relations Code (“LRC”) and the Public Service Employees Relations Act...more

Cyber Alert: Global Cybersecurity Spotlight: Germany

by Alston & Bird on

Following nearly two years of negotiations, the European Parliament and European Council finally reached agreement on the Network and Information Security Directive (“NIS Directive”) in December 2015.1 The Directive will...more

EU Directive On Cybersecurity Agreed

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 18 December 2015, the agreed text of the Network and Information Security Directive (the NIS Directive) was released. With cybersecurity firmly established as a key business risk, the introduction of specific laws in this...more

European Parliament, Commission, and Council reach deal on draft text of Network and Information Security Directive, the first...

by King & Spalding on

European authorities reached a provisional agreement on the Network and Information Security Directive, the first-ever EU-wide cybersecurity standards. Press releases from the European Parliament, European Commission, and...more

EU Cyber Security Directive (CSD) Introduces Cross Sector Data Breach Notification

by Locke Lord LLP on

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have agreed on the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. Under the new measure, internet companies such as Google, Amazon, eBay and Cisco, but not social...more

A New EU Era of Cybersecurity on the Horizon

by Reed Smith on

After almost three years, consensus has been finally reached on the text of the Network and Information Security (“NIS”) Directive, the first-ever, EU-wide cyber security regulation. The NIS Directive (or Cybersecurity...more

EU Institutions Adopt First Pan-European Legislation on Cybersecurity

by Alston & Bird on

On December 7, 2015, after more than two years of legislative consideration, the European Union adopted the Directive on Network and Information Security (“NIS Directive”). Under the NIS Directive, operators of essential...more

EU-wide cybersecurity rules nearing final agreement

by White & Case LLP on

The EU is close to finalising the Cybersecurity Directive, which will place significant security and incident reporting obligations on operators of essential services and digital service providers. On 7 December 2015,...more

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