On March 20, 2024, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will prohibit data brokers from transferring U.S. residents’ sensitive personal data to foreign adversaries, including China and Russia. The Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024 marks a significant development in executive and legislative action related to foreign access to U.S. data.
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In July 2022, Maria Ostashenko from ALRUD Law Firm reports that the Russian Parliament passed, and the President of the Russian Federation signed into law, major reforms in data protection and information governance. The reforms include:

  • Significant changes to Federal Law No. 152-FZ on Personal Data, including the scope of its application, new rules for

On May 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued combined guidance on efforts by North Korean nationals to secure freelance engagements as remote information technology workers by posing as non-North Korea nationals.
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On November 8, 2021, law enforcement agencies in both the United States and European Union announced that a series of actions, including a number of arrests, were taken against the Russia-linked ransomware group, “REvil.”
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Recent press reports indicate that a cyber attack disabled the third-party platform used by oil and gas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners to exchange documents with other customers. This incident and others raise questions about cybersecurity across the U.S. pipeline network.
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