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EU Official Calls for Invalidation of EU–U.S. Safe Harbor Pact

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A European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general, Yves Bot, has called for the European Union–U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement to be invalidated due to concerns over U.S. surveillance practices (press release here, opinion here). The ECJ has discretion to reject the recommendation, but such opinions are generally followed. A final decision on the issue is expected to …

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UK Government Launches Cybersecurity Service For Healthcare Organizations

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The UK government has announced a new national service providing expert cybersecurity advice to entities within the National Health Service (NHS) and the UK’s broader healthcare system.  The project, called CareCERT (Care Computing Emergency Response Team), is aiming for a full go-live in January 2016. Acording to recent press releases, CareCERT will: “Provide incident response expertise …

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DOD Issues Interim Rule Addressing New Requirements for Cyber Incidents and Cloud Computing Services

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On August 26, 2015, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule that imposes expanded obligations on defense contractors and subcontractors with regard to the protection of “covered defense information” and the reporting of cyber incidents occurring on unclassified information systems that contain such information.  Nearly three years in the making, this interim rule replaces the …

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Register for the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute 5th Annual Law Firm CFO/CIO/COO Forum – NYC June 3


The 5th Annual Law Firm CFO/CIO/COO Forum Data Privacy, Security & the Globalized Law Firm Early Bird Rate Ends 5-14! Register Now The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute proudly presents the 5th Annual Law Firm CFO/CIO/COO Forum on June 3, 2015 in New York City at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. Our program will …

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The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

On March 25, 2015, the United States House of Representative, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade approved draft legislation which would replace state data breach notification laws with a national standard.  This draft legislation comes on the heels of the President’s call for a national data breach notification law.  The proposed legislation is …

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