On November 24, 2020, a multistate coalition of Attorneys General announced that The Home Depot, Inc. agreed to pay $17.5 million and implement a series of data security practices in response to a data breach the company experienced in 2014.
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On August 25, 2020, Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership released a new paper entitled “Data Protection in the New Decade: Lessons from COVID-19 for a US Privacy Framework,” examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a U.S. federal privacy law.
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On May 1, 2020, the White House issued an executive order on securing the United States bulk-power system, finding that foreign adversaries are creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the U.S. bulk-power system and determining that unrestricted foreign supply of BPS equipment constitutes an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to national security.
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