Lincoln’s Law in the Digital Age: DOJ to Expand Use of the False Claims Act to Enforce Cybersecurity Requirements

The FCA (known colloquially as “Lincoln’s law” because President Lincoln signed its original form into law), includes a qui tam provision which allows and incentivizes whistleblowers to file FCA claims on behalf of the Government. DOJ’s Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative will leverage these qui tam lawsuits, which is particularly problematic given the complex and evolving cybersecurity […]
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