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Presidential Prohibition of Chinese Company Purchase of Semiconductor Firm Highlights Increased U.S. Government Scrutiny of Chinese Investments

USA - December 21 2016 On December 2, 2016, President Obama issued an executive order blocking Chinese investors' acquisition of Aixtron U.S., the California subsidiary of a…

John P. Barker, Charles A. Blanchard, John B. Bellinger III, Ronald D. Lee, Tom McSorley, Nicholas L. Townsend

The 21st Century Cures Act

United Kingdom, USA - December 16 2016 Following a multi-year, bipartisan, and bicameral effort to accelerate the pace of the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments...

Meredith Good-Cohn, Kristine Blackwood, Abraham Gitterman, Thomas A. Gustafson, Daniel A. Kracov, Jennifer B. Madsen, Rosemary Maxwell

FTC Releases Guidebook on Data Breach Response for Businesses

USA - December 14 2016 In late October, the Federal Trade Commission published a 16-page guidebook called Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business. The guidebook provides…

Marcus A. Asner, Kenneth L. Chernof, Ron Ghatan, Allyson Himelfarb, Tiffany Ikeda, Julie A. Kent, Ronald D. Lee, Sharon D. Mayo, Tom McSorley, Angel Tang Nakamura

California Amends Data Breach Notification Laws

USA - December 14 2016 Once again, California has amended its data breach notification laws, this time to remove a safe harbor pertaining to encrypted data. Under the…

Marcus A. Asner, Kenneth L. Chernof, Ron Ghatan, Allyson Himelfarb, Tiffany Ikeda, Julie A. Kent, Ronald D. Lee, Sharon D. Mayo, Tom McSorley, Angel Tang Nakamura

DoD Issues Further Revisions to Contractor Cybersecurity Rules

USA - December 14 2016 Last month, the Department of Defense (DOD) again updated the cybersecurity rule that governs defense contractors who may transmit, store, or process…

Marcus A. Asner, Kenneth L. Chernof, Allyson Himelfarb, Tiffany Ikeda, Ronald D. Lee, Sharon D. Mayo, Tom McSorley, Angel Tang Nakamura