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NY Cybersecurity Regulations Could Spur Legal Work Nationwide

New York’s proposed cybersecurity regulations for the financial industry already are driving traffic to attorneys specializing in cybersecurity and data privacy, including from financial services and insurance companies that don’t do business in the state. Experts believe other states are highly likely to use New York’s regulations as a model for local rules. More at […]
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Smith Pachter McWhorter Updates FCA Practice Guide

Smith Pachter McWhorter has published the 2016 edition of its False Claims Act Practice Guide. The guide covers the statutory framework of the False Claims Act, theories of liability and common trouble areas, and enforcement trends and notable cases, including a case study of Universal Health Servs. v. United States ex rel. Escobar. More at […]
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More Companies in EU-U.S. Data Transfer Plan at Deadline

Nearly 300 firms submitted certifications for the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer program in advance of the September 30 safe harbor deadline, which provides them nine months to ensure their third party partners have the same levels of data protection as required under the Shield. However, some firms have balked at certifying, in part due […]
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Why DHS Didn’t Need Its Own Internet of Things Guidance

In this commentary, independent analyst and freelance writer Ariel Robinson says the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to develop a set of unifying principles for security the internet of things is duplicative and unnecessary. Instead of creating yet another set of government guidelines, DHS would be better served to drive awareness and adoption of existing […]
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HHS Awards Funds for Health IT Cybersecurity Threat Sharing

The Department of Health and Human Services has entered into a cooperative agreement with the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center to build an infrastructure for sharing cybersecurity threat and prevention information. Under the agreement, HHS is providing $350,000 in funding to the center to build the information sharing environment. More at Federal Times
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