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The SEC Gets Hacked: What Now?

USA - October 9 2017 It was recently revealed that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) EDGAR database, which is used by public companies to file official…

A Review of the OMB Guidelines Issued to Federal Agencies for Reporting Requirements to Congress That Redefined What Constitutes a “Major” Cybersecurity Incident

USA - August 7 2017 With the growing threat of cyberattacks, we thought it would be worthwhile to discuss a late 2016 change in reporting requirements for federal…

The Ninth Circuit Holds that California’s Anti-Hacking Law, Penal Code Section 502, does not Proscribe Unauthorized “Access” to a Database; Rather, the Section Prohibits Unauthorized Use, Copying, or Manipulation of Information in the Database

USA - June 2 2017 California’s Computer Data Access And Fraud Act, Cal. Pen. Code, § 502 (“CDAFA”) is a state law analog to the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

SEC Urges Investment Firms to Better Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

USA - May 26 2017 On May 17, 2017, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspection and Examination ("OCIE") issued a risk alert urging broker-dealers, investment advisors…

Settlement in Home Depot Class Action Provides Data Security Corporate Governance Framework for Companies

USA - May 17 2017 The latest settlement in Home Depot's data breach litigation provides a data security framework for corporate governance that may be used by other…

SEC Hints that Enforcement Actions on Lax Cybersecurity Might Be Coming

USA - May 11 2017 With the confirmation of Jay Clayton as the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, comments made last month by the Acting Enforcement…

Broadband Internet Service Providers no Longer Subject to FCC Privacy Rules Preventing them from Selling Private Consumer Information

USA - April 10 2017 Both the House (215-205) and Senate (50-48) have voted to revoke the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules which would…

Trump Budget Raises Questions about Approach to Cybersecurity

USA - March 23 2017 On Thursday, March 16, 2017, President Trump unveiled his "America First" budget blueprint. One of the most important quandaries for those in the…

Google Ruling may give Government an Opening to Broaden its Power Under Outdated Stored Communications Act

USA - February 21 2017 As technology progresses and the world becomes even more interconnected, the scope of the Stored Communications Act ("SCA" or "Act") has become a…

NARUC Release of Cybersecurity Guidelines should have Utility Companies on High Alert

USA - February 7 2017 On January 30, 2017, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (“NARUC”) released Version 3.0 of “Cybersecurity A Primer for State…