For more than a year now, we have been hearing that the spate of highly-publicized data breaches could lead to federal data security and data breach legislation. On March 25, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade took action that brings us closer to seeing that prediction become a reality. In this post, we take a closer look at the bipartisan legislation approved by the subcommittee—the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 — and discuss five key provisions that are likely to be at issue as the legislation moves forward.
A recently-released research study published by Indiana University’s Bloomington School of Law highlights the rising importance of cybersecurity law and provides current insights on the role lawyers are playing to help protect companies from cyber threats. The study, entitled “The Emergence of Cybersecurity Law,” is based on a survey of corporate law departments as well as interviews conducted with lawyers, consultants, and academic experts.
The 2012 elections are over. This blog entry analyzes the implications for privacy and cybersecurity in Washington and beyond.
On the second day of the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress held in Paris, France, the keynote speech was given by Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor
Chris Wolf, Barbara Bennett, Stefan Schuppert, Winston Maxwell and Lionel De Souza are participating in the IAPP Privacy Congress in Paris. This entry contains a live blog from the opening session which featured the Chair of the Article 29 Working Party and EU Vice President Viviane Reding.
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House that would modernize the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and enable businesses to make additional informational calls to wireless telephone numbers. As currently drafted, however, the bill would retain many of the existing restrictions on placing telemarketing calls to wireless telephones.