PDPL

Updates to Saudi Arabia’s Data Protection Law

Whilst European and North American businesses are well accustomed to dealing with complex data protection legislation, businesses in the MENA region have by and large not had to consider the same in their local markets. From a Saudi standpoint, the recently published Personal Data Protection Law (published on 24 September 2021 and effective as of…
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Export

BIS Finalizes the Rule Covering Cybersecurity Activities

On October 21, 2021, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a rule that will restrict some exports, reexports, and other overseas transfers of equipment, software, and technology (technical know-how) that can be used for cyberattacks or surveillance. The rule, part of the Export Administration Regulations, has two components: (i) controls on…
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Breach

Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Cyber Breaches

Investigations and forensic reports relating to a cybersecurity breach may not always be protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product protection.  Companies seeking such reports after a data breach must take caution to protect them from a possible waiver of privilege in the event of subsequent litigation relating to a data breach. The following…
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CMMC Contract Levels

Binary New Cybersecurity Compliance Requirements for Government Contractors

SPECIAL FROM AFFILIATE MEMBER To address increasing cybersecurity risk to government contractors that are defense suppliers (collectively the Defense Industrial Base, or DIB), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is aggressively implementing an enhanced cybersecurity compliance regime to protect sensitive data associated with DoD contracts. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program is a consolidated…
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