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Cross-Border Agreement Allows U.S. And UK Law Enforcement Expedited Access To Tech Company Data
U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel entered into a cross-border agreement that "will dramatically speed up investigations by removing legal barriers
United States
18 Oct 2019
Facebook To Pay Over $5 Billion To Settle Federal Data Breach Charges
Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine to the FTC and the DOJ to settle claims that the company engaged in deceptive business practices by failing to abide by a 2012 settlement order
United States
31 Jul 2019
Credit Reporting Agency Agrees To Pay Over $575 Million To Settle Federal And State Data Breach Charges
Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax agreed to pay at least $650 million and possibly hundreds of millions more in fines and other costs as part of a global settlement with the FTC, the CFPB.
United States
29 Jul 2019
New York State Passes Bill To Expand Data Breach Notification Requirements
The New York State legislature passed the "Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act" (the "SHIELD Act") to enhance cybersecurity
United States
2 Jul 2019
Online Retailer Settles New York State Investigation Over Consumer Data Breach
An online retailer agreed to pay $65,000 in penalties and implement certain remedial data security policies in order to resolve a consumer data breach investigation conducted by the New York
United States
21 Jun 2019
President Trump Declares National Emergency Over Foreign Cyber Threats
President Trump declared a national emergency and issued an Executive Order prohibiting the acquisition, importation or use of foreign information and communications technology that poses a risk of sabotage or other harm to U.S. national security.
United States
31 May 2019
Government Accountability Office Renews Call For National Data Privacy Legislation
In a Report to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") recommended that Congress pursue comprehensive federal legislation on cybersecurity and data privacy.
United States
14 Mar 2019
The Digital Revolution Takes On New Meaning: Among Calls For Heightened U.S. Data Privacy Measures, California Is King
California's ambitious new data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"), will go into effect on January 1, 2020 and promises to bring a new era of digital regulation to America's shores.
United States
11 Mar 2019
NY DFS Approves Two New Dollar-Pegged Cryptocurrencies
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") authorized two companies to offer price-stable cryptocurrencies ("stablecoins") pegged to the U.S. dollar.
United States
13 Sep 2018
GAO Calls For Urgent Action To Address Nationwide Cybersecurity Challenges
In a study conducted to update its identification of information security risk areas, the Government Accountability Office
United States
2 Aug 2018
FINRA Encourages Firms To Report Activities Related To Digital Assets
FINRA urged firms to notify their FINRA Regulatory Coordinators in writing if they, or their associated persons or affiliates, are currently engaging in or intend to engage ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
Equifax Reaches Agreement With States To Improve Cybersecurity Standards
Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax agreed to a Consent Order with the New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") and seven other state banking regulators that will require the company ...
United States
12 Jul 2018
Yahoo Settlement Changes SEC Expectations On Cyber Disclosure
Public companies should not expect that the SEC will wait for a similarly egregious case to bring future cybersecurity disclosure enforcement actions, attorneys from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP write.
United States
11 Jun 2018
Public Company To Pay $35 Million For Cybersecurity Breach Disclosure Violations
A publicly traded company agreed to pay a $35 million civil money penalty to settle SEC charges of misleading investors by failing to disclose a significant cybersecurity breach ...
United States
27 Apr 2018
FTC Revises Settlement Agreement In Cyber Breach Incident
The FTC filed a revised Complaint against Uber, alleging that the company failed to disclose a significant breach of customer data that occurred in 2016 while still in negotiation with regulators regarding...
United States
17 Apr 2018
FFIEC Members Evaluate Cyber Insurance For Financial Institutions
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the "FFIEC") advised financial institutions to consider incorporating cyber insurance into their broader defense against cyber threats.
United States
13 Apr 2018
SEC Commissioner Highlights Cybersecurity As Serious Corporate Governance Issue
SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr. highlighted the increasing prevalence of cybercrime and its detrimental effect on public companies, citing over 1,000 incidents ...
United States
20 Mar 2018
In First Cyber Insider Trading Case, SEC Charges Former Equifax Chief Information Officer
In the first ever insider trading case stemming from a cybersecurity attack, the SEC filed civil charges against the former Chief Information Officer of Equifax's United States Information Systems ...
United States
16 Mar 2018
SEC Provides New Guidance To Public Companies On Cybersecurity Disclosure Obligations
The SEC issued interpretive guidance intended to help public companies prepare disclosure statements about cybersecurity risks and incidents.
United States
28 Feb 2018
Thirty-Two Senators Sign Letter To CFPB Questioning Status Of Equifax Investigation
Thirty-two U.S. Senators issued a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") seeking to confirm whether its investigation into the Equifax data breach has been halted.
United States
13 Feb 2018
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