According to news reports in Russia, the Russian Federation’s data protection authority – Roscomnadzor – may be targeting Western companies for enforcement action. What appears to be the first enforcement action of this kind is directed at Twitter.
Public atrocities always attract some kind of political reaction. Generally, the more brutal the atrocity, the harsher the reaction. It is understandable from the perspective of political responsibility.
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published a Risk Alert that summarized findings from the agency’s examinations of the practices employed by financial service firms to address cybersecurity risks.
An SEC cybersecurity sweep examination by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) found that 88 percent of the broker-dealers (BDs) and 74 percent of the registered investment advisers (RIAs) they visited experienced cyber-attacks directly or indirectly through vendors, the SEC reported in a February 3, 2015 Risk Alert.
In the latest edition of the PCI Council’s Assessor Newsletter, the Council previewed a proposed change related to the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for encrypting communications between your website’s e-commerce shopping cart and your customers’ computers.
A new law in China taking affect in March of this year will provide businesses with a clearer understanding of what types of information are protected as consumer personal information in China.
Louisiana Attorney General Sues Drug Maker for Allegedly Delaying Generics
Right to Be Forgotten in France – Application of the Balancing Test Derived from the Google V. Costeja Case
In a December 2014 decision, a French judge ruling in injunctive proceedings gave a new and interesting illustration of how national judges may use the ECJ’s Costeja v. Google case, as well as the related guidelines adopted by the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29″), to grant individuals’ requests to remove from search results links to web pages containing information infringing their privacy.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (the “Department”) recently released a “Report on Cyber Security in the Insurance Sector” (the “Report”).