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China Creates New Cybersecurity Regulation

China has recently released new cybersecurity regulations. The onerous set of rules affects individuals and businesses alike. Individuals are prohibited from sharing content that will “damage national unity” and must register for online services with their real name and other personal information. Corporations must store data locally, which would allow for Chinese surveillance. The...

Panama Papers leak 11.5 million documents, exposing public officials

On Sunday, April 3, 11.5 million confidential documents exposing a widespread system of global tax evasion were made public as a result of a hack.  The documents, which were records of  the Panamanian corporate service provider and law firm Mossack Fonseca, were obtained by an anonymous source, shared with the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, and then passed to the International...

Iranians Hackers Targeted Control of New York Dam

The seven Iranian hackers that were indicted for conducting distributed denial of service attacks on banks also were charged with illegally accessing the supervisory control and data acquisition, or “SCADA,” system at a dam in New York State. This is reportedly the first time a breach in a U.S. computer system that controls critical infrastructure has been linked by the FBI to a hacker...

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – Full Text Released

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission released the text of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The text reveals the details of a new framework that will place stronger obligations on U.S. companies to protect the personal data of EU citizens. It will also involve heightened compliance requirements and authorizes enforcement measures by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the...

EU-US Privacy Shield: European Union and U.S. Reach Agreement in Principle for New Data Transfer Framework – But Uncertainty Remains

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that they had reached agreement on a new data transfer safe harbor arrangement for the transfer of personal data from Europe to the U.S. The new safe harbor pact, called the EU-US Privacy Shield, was negotiated in the wake of the EU Court of Justice’s (CJEU) decision in October...

U.S. and EU Announce Deal on the EU-US Privacy Shield

The United States (U.S.) and the European Union (EU) announced on February 2 that they have reached an agreement on a new data-sharing arrangement tentatively named the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.”  This new arrangement will replace the previous  “Safe-Harbor” agreement that was struck down by the European Court of Justice in October.  Although the details of implementation remain largely...

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