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On February 28, 2024, President Biden announced an Executive Order directing the Department of Justice to promulgate regulations that restrict or prohibit transactions involving certain bulk sensitive personal data or United States Government-related data and countries of concern or covered persons. The DOJ’s initially identified countries are China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Russia, Iran

On July 26, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted 3–2 to adopt rules requiring public companies to disclose material cybersecurity incidents as well as information regarding their cybersecurity risk management, strategy, and governance (the “Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules” or “Final Rules”).1 The Final Rules require disclosure of “material cybersecurity incidents”. The disclosure must be made within four business days from the date on which a cybersecurity incident is determined to be “material” as opposed to four business days from the date on which the occurrence of an incident is discovered; although, that distinction may be difficult to implement in practice. Covered entities, which include all issuers that file annual reports on Form 10-K or Form 20-F, should promptly review their cybersecurity protocols and procedures to address further required disclosure items.2Continue Reading SEC Adopts Final Rules on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

Since 2000, technological advances have transformed how customers interact with financial institutions and how such firms store, process and protect personal information. The proliferation of large-scale hacks and data breaches throughout this time simultaneously demonstrated the difficulty of data protection given the ever-evolving nature of cybercrime. Despite these developments, the SEC has failed to update

On March 15, 2023, the SEC issued a release (the “Release”) containing proposed amendments to Regulation S-P (the “Proposals”). These Proposals were published in the Federal Register today, March 21. If adopted, the Proposals would require broker-dealers, registered investment companies (with business development companies, “registered funds”) and investment advisers to adopt written policies and

Blackbeard may not be the first name that comes to mind when considering cybercrime, but prior international efforts to stop stateless rogue actors can point us toward the proper focus for cybersecurity—governments taking responsibility to solve a classic collective action problem by direct action, supporting existing industry defense measures, and leading multilateral cooperation efforts. This

Ropes & Gray data, privacy & cybersecurity practice co-lead Ed McNicholas was recently featured on the R&G Tech Studio podcast, a Ropes & Gray podcast focused on showcasing the interesting and exciting work our attorneys are doing in the world of tech. In the interview, McNicholas sits down with Ed Black, technology, media &

Data, privacy & cybersecurity partner Ed McNicholas authored the USA chapter in Cybersecurity Laws and Regulations 2023. The chapter provides an overview of common issues in cybersecurity laws and regulations, including cybercrime, applicable statutes, prevention of cyber-attacks, sector-specific guidance, corporate governance, litigation, insurance, and investigatory and police powers.

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On 7 October 2022, the White House issued an Executive Order, as well as an accompanying Fact Sheet, which sets out the foundations for the Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework (“Framework”).

Since the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Uon (“CJEU”) in the Schrems II case in mid-2020, organizations have not

On April 8, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released a draft guidance document titled “Cybersecurity in Medical Devices: Quality System Considerations and Content of Premarket Submissions.” The draft guidance, if finalized, would replace FDA’s 2014 final guidance document titled, “Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” adding significant

Data, privacy & cybersecurity partners Ed McNicholas and Fran Faircloth authored a chapter in Chambers Global Practice Guide Cybersecurity 2022 on “USA Law & Practice and Trends & Developments.” The chapter provides an overview of cybersecurity regulation in the United States and provides insights on the multitude of cybersecurity threats facing companies and