Privacy & Data Security

National Cyber Security Centre Releases NIS Directive Guidance The UK agency’s principles-based guidance on cybersecurity for OES adds important detail to NIS Directive obligations. By Gail Crawford, Mark Sun, Fiona Maclean, and Malika Sadjik The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published introductory guidance for operators of essential services (OES) on the new cybersecurity rules under the EU’s Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive). View Full Post
As we previously advised, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reinstated its customer proprietary network information (“CPNI”) rules governing the privacy obligations of telecommunications and VoIP service providers under Section 222. As a result, the annual certification for calendar year 2017 must be filed with the FCC by March Continue Reading View Full Post
The recent launch by Massachusetts Attorney General of an online data breach reporting portal is a reminder that many states have such online reporting mechanisms. In Massachusetts, companies that have suffered a data breach and are required to provide notice to the MA AG can either continue to submit a hard copy notice to MA, or can choose to use the portal. View Full Post
Cybersecurity: UK Government Releases Response to Public Consultation on NIS Directive Proposed changes provide indication of the yet-to-be-published contents of the NIS Directive’s implementing regulation. By Gail CrawfordUlrich Wuermeling, Mark Sun, and Fiona Maclean The UK government moved closer to implementing the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive) with the release of its consultation response. View Full Post
The Cyberlaw Podcast – News Roundup Episode 204: News Roundup In our 204th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, the team bumbles forward without Stewart Baker, who is spending the week racing his offspring down mountain slopes somewhere in Utah. Brian Egan and Jamil Jaffer begin by covering a few implications of Special Counsel Mueller’s indictment from Friday – the legal theories of the case and what the indictment does and doesn’t cover – as well as the follow-on false statement indictment against a former associate of a major law firm.  View Full Post
On February 13, 2018, in Forman v. Henkin, 2018 NY Slip Op 01015, New York’s highest state court unanimously ruled that “private” social media posts may be subject to discovery in civil lawsuits. The Facts This personal injury case began when the plaintiff fell from a horse owned by the defendant, allegedly due to a defective stirrup breaking.  View Full Post