Cyberattacks

Congressional Cybersecurity Report Warns of Dim Outlook

Cybersecurity has become a primary focus for lawmakers, federal agencies, and the private sector. Cyberattacks have prompted official government actions in the form of Executive Orders, Operational Directives, ransomware guidance, ransomware notification legislation, and dozens of bills aimed at enhancing cybersecurity across industry sectors. A recent report by the Congressional Research Service highlights the different…
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PIPL

China’s Personal Information Protection Law: Key Takeaways

On August 20, 2021, China’s first comprehensive Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) was passed into law. The Cybersecurity Law, the Data Security Law, and the PIPL of China are the three pillars of China’s data protection framework, which govern cybersecurity, data security, and personal information protection respectively. The Cybersecurity Law largely governs cybersecurity requirements for Critical Information Infrastructure operators…
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House

House Passes Bills to Strengthen Telecommunications Infrastructure and Supply Chains

On Wednesday, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a slate of bipartisan bills aimed at securing U.S. telecommunications infrastructure. Concern is growing throughout the government about the risk to U.S. telecom networks from foreign adversaries, particularly from China. According to Reuters, a group of five senators recently wrote a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission…
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Privacy

Data Privacy Update Q3 2021

In our latest update of the data privacy landscape, we look at legislative developments in Virginia, Colorado, New York, and China, and we offer insights on current trends affecting how businesses approach data privacy readiness and governance. New and noteworthy Virginia’s VCDPA Virginia has become the second U.S. state (after California) to enact a broad, multiple-rights…
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Data Privacy

New Data Protection Agencies are Forthcoming

When we think about data privacy legislation, we usually think about rules, regulations, guidelines and best practices. However, not every data privacy bill on the Senate floor is concerned with telling businesses how to handle their data. A handful of legislators are proposing internal structural changes within government to better-regulate the morphing issues of data…
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Cybersecurity

China Moves to Prioritize Data Privacy, Cybersecurity

Earlier this week, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released draft plans for strengthening the country’s cybersecurity industry over the next three years.  It comes as part of a larger effort to shore up data privacy and governance in China, the Cyberspace Administration of China over the weekend also proposed draft rules for regulating…
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