Michael Scheimer, an associate in the Government Contracts group, contributed to this entry. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA FY 13) has recently emerged from the congressional conference committee formed to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill. The compromise bill (HR 4310 – H Rept 112-705), which both [...]
The Federal Trade Commission yesterday announced settlements with two companies over security breaches caused by peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing software. The settlements require the companies to establish and maintain comprehensive information security programs and to undergo data security audits by independent auditors every other year for 20 years.
A new amendment to California’s security breach notification statute establishes specific content requirements for data breach notifications and imposes a new Attorney General notification requirement for breaches affecting more than 500 California residents.
The anti-piracy efforts of the content industry in France recently resulted in a warning from French authorities that, when policing online piracy through use of a third-party contractor, privacy must be respected and enforced.