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The CCPA ‘Moving Target’ One Month Before Privacy Enforcement Begins

With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement deadline only a month away, Chief Privacy Officers still must grapple with significant uncertainties about what exactly the law requires. Read the full post at DLA Piper
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Justice Department Awards Contract for Cyber, IT Shared Services

The Department of Justice is awarding Dutch Ridge Consulting Group a 10-year contract which emphasizes the need for cybersecurity and IT shared services across its more than 40 components. DRCG is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business based in Pennsylvania. It is a prime contractor on the $1.9 billion DOJ Cybersecurity Program Management blanket purchase agreement. […]
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University of Idaho Launches Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree Program

The University of Idaho College of Engineering is launching Idaho’s first bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity, which will be open to students this fall. Students in the program will participate in lab-based research aimed at strengthening cybersecurity protocols and developing inherently cyber-secure industrial control systems. Global power systems protection leader SEL and the university’s College […]
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CIA Report Prompts Call for DHS Cyber Authority Over Intelligence Agencies

In a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) says Congress made a mistaken when it exempted the intelligence...

Pentagon Wants to Scale Up Its Device Security Program

The Defense Department wants to make sure any device touching its network meets the Pentagon’s strict cybersecurity standards, and is in the process of expanding its Comply-to-Connect program across the military. C2C was started in 2013 as a joint program between the National Security Agency, Marine Corps, and Air Force. The program proactively seeks out […]
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The Aftermath of a Breach: Evidentiary Protections Related to Forensic Investigations in Limbo

Courts have sometimes ruled that forensic investigations of a breach are protected by the rules of attorney-client privilege or work-product protection, and therefore, are shielded from the discovery process. However, a Virginia district court ordered Capital One to release cybersecurity reports and documentation following a data breach. Taft attorneys offers suggestions businesses and their legal teams […]
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Lessons Learned for Maintaining Attorney-Client Privileged Data Breach Investigation (and other Consultant) Reports

Recently a federal court compelled production of a breach report performed by an incident response consultant, calling into question the scope of protection by attorney-client privilege and/or work product doctrine, for data breaches and possibly other corporate investigations. Kelley Drye discusses the background and rationale that led to the Court’s finding, and offers advice concerning […]
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CCPA Final Regulations Submitted – What Does Your Business Need To Do?

As the July 1 CCPA enforcement date looms, Baker Donelson’s Alexander Koskey identifies some notable items that your business should be thinking about for the CCPA: Disclosures regarding the collection and use of personal information Privacy policies Service providers Financial incentives Procedures for handling consumer requests Your employees The applicable scope of exemptions More at […]
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EDPB: Pandemic Is No Reason To Suspend GDPR

The European Data Protection Board has issued a statement on the adoption by the Hungarian government of derogations from certain data protection and access to information provisions of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. It states that “even in these exceptional times, the protection of personal data must be upheld in all emergency measures,” […]
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DOD Looks for Extension on Huawei Ban

With a looming implementation deadline in August, DoD is looking for leniency in the existing anti-Huawei product requirements for defense contractors. The FY2021 National...