The White House Issues Executive Order On Cybersecurity

By | Data Security Law Journal | February 13, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama issued an Executive Order to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity in the United States.  The Order attempts to facilitate sharing of important information between the federal government and certain critical infrastructure in an effort to protect that infrastructure against cyber intrusions.

Senate Passes Bill Banning Its Own Insider Trading

By | Cady Bar the Door | February 6, 2012

Insider trading by Members of Congress has recently been moved to the front burner, or at least the stove, for many policymakers.  The President called for an explicit ban on such trading in his recent State of the Union address.  On Thursday the Senate passed a bill prohibiting Members of Congress from trading securities on the basis of material, nonpublic information.  The vote was 96-3.