Senate Introduces Ransomware Notification Mandate

The US Senate has introduced a bill that would require businesses with more than 50 employees to report ransomware payments within 24 hours. (S. 2666), the “Sanction and Stop Ransomware Act of 2021,” was introduced by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee and also would apply to nonprofits, state and local government…
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Infrastructure Bill Allocates Nearly $2 Billion to Cybersecurity

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure package, which it has passed along to the House for approval. The package includes a variety of bills that allocate spending toward critical infrastructure, including roads, railways, bridges, electric vehicles, and telecom companies. The package also allocates more than $1.9 billion toward cybersecurity. The move…
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A Guide to Florida’s Proposed Version of CCPA

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been an influential model for other states as they draft their own data privacy legislation. Recent laws from Virginia and Minnesota closely resemble CCPA, and now Florida has made joined the movement with a new data privacy law that is strikingly similar to California’s. The bill, called HB…
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EU Releases Draft Decision on UK Data Privacy Standards

Since the start of 2021, post-Brexit data relationships between the European Union and the United Kingdom have been governed by The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which established a 4-6 month temporary period where data could flow freely between the two jurisdictions. Beyond that, the future was unclear. The grace period could have been extended…
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Canada Proposes New Data Privacy Legislation

It’s been a busy year for privacy legislation. California voted to expand the scope of personal information, the EU put limits on data transfers to the United States, and Brazil unveiled a law that, among other things, calls for companies to hire a Data Protection Officer. Since 2000, data privacy in Canada’s private sector has…
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