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Do Svidaniya for Now: Obama Administration Imposes New Sanctions in Response to Russian Cyber-Interference in 2016 Election

USA - December 30 2016 As 2016 comes to a close, the Obama Administration announced a series of new sanctions against specific Russian government agencies and related…

Amy Jeffress, Baruch Weiss, Charles A. Blanchard, Jeffrey H. Smith, John B. Bellinger III, John P. Barker, L. Charles Landgraf, Nicholas L. Townsend, Ronald D. Lee, Soo-Mi Rhee.

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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