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Amendment to Criminal Procedure Rule 41 Impacts Data Privacy in U.S. and Abroad

On December 1, 2016, amended Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (FRCP) went into effect, thus expanding federal law enforcement’s power to search and seize electronic data. The new rule will allow law enforcement to seek a warrant from a “magistrate judge with authority in any district where activities related to a crime may have occurred” and use that warrant to...

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...

CFTC Finalizes Rules on Cybersecurity Testing for Futures Industry

Under new rules adopted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), various entities in the futures industry must undertake cybersecurity testing. At its open meeting on Sept. 8, 2016, the CFTC amended its system safeguards rules for exchanges, clearinghouses, and data repositories to require cybersecurity testing and system safeguards risk analysis. Under the amended rules,...

CFTC Holds Cybersecurity Roundtable March 18

As noted in our previous entry, staff from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held a Public Roundtable on Cybersecurity and System Safeguards Testing on March 18, 2015. The Roundtable, which included participants from the private sector and government agencies, could be a kick-off event for a larger CFTC initiative to address issues related to cybersecurity. The Roundtable...