Category: Compliance, Risk & Strategy

SEC Poised to Ramp up Cybersecurity Enforcement

On October 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigative report signaling its intent to use sections 13(b)(2)(B)(i) and (iii) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) to pursue enforcement actions against public companies that fail to tailor their internal controls to evolving cyber […]

Brazil’s New Data Protection Law: The LGPD

Updated September 3, 2019 Our post on key updates to the LGPD can be found here The global data protection landscape continues to evolve, and Brazil is the latest country to enact an omnibus law governing how organizations collect, use, disclose and otherwise process personal data. Beginning on August 16, […]

The Evolution of Mirai Botnet Source Code Presents Increased Risk of Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

Over the past few years, several major distributed denial-of-service (“DDoS”) attacks took place, including a major event affecting the domain name service provider Dyn, which caused outages and slowness for a number of popular sites, including Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Twitter. However, since several of these large, highly-publicized attacks occurred in 2016, […]

GDPR and AML – a perfect pair?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been one of the most highly anticipated and talked about changes to the legal sphere in years, affecting the vast majority of businesses and individuals alike. The primary focus to date has been on the implementation deadline of 25 May 2018 and the […]

Ohio Enacts Liability “Safe Harbor” for Entities That Maintain Specified Cybersecurity Programs

On August 3, 2018, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich announced that he signed Substitute Senate Bill 220 (“SB 220” or “Bill”) that, in part, affords a litigation “safe harbor” to covered entities that implement, maintain, and comply with specified cybersecurity programs. Covered entities, e.g., businesses, sued after a data breach […]

FAQs on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 – Part 2a: The CCPA Rights

This post does not reflect amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enacted on October 11, 2019. Check back for updates or follow this blog. In our next two FAQ installments on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CaCPA” or “Act”), we will focus on the individual rights […]

FAQs on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 – Part 1: The Basics

This post does not reflect amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enacted on October 11, 2019. Check back for updates or follow this blog. On June 28, 2018, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 375 and enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CaCPA” or the “Act”). The […]