On May 17, 2016, the European Council adopted its position at first reading on the Network and Information Security Directive. The NIS Directive was proposed by the European Commission on February 7, 2013, as part of its cybersecurity strategy for the European Union, and is designed to increase cooperation between EU Member States on cybersecurity issues.
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On December 30, 2015, the Department of Defense issued a second interim rule that extends the deadline by which federal contractors must implement the new cybersecurity requirements previously issued by the agency.
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On October 27, 2015, Hunton & Williams LLP’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership will conduct a joint workshop with Nymity on Bridging Disparate Privacy Regimes through Organizational Accountability during the 37th International Privacy Conference. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership also has released two draft white papers in a series of three on protecting privacy in a world of big data.
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On September 22, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) adopted an Opinion on the Cloud Select Industry Group (“C-SIG”) Code of Conduct on data protection for Cloud Service Providers (the “Code”). In the Opinion, the Working Party analyzes the Code that was drafted by the Cloud Select Industry Group (the “C-SIG”).
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The Department of Defense recently issued an interim rule that streamlines the obligations for contractors to report cyber incidents and establishes DoD requirements for contracting with cloud computing service providers.
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On August 11, 2015, the Online Trust Alliance, a nonprofit group whose goal is to increase online trust and promote the vitality of the Internet, released a framework for best practices in privacy and data security for the Internet of Things.
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On March 3, 2015, Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Hunton & Williams LLP was featured in the new Penn Law podcast series, Case in Point: Great Minds on Law and Life, discussing what we mean when we talk about our right to privacy. This blog entry provides a link to the podcast.
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