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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...

Data Sentinel: The Evolving Role of the Attorney as Protector of Company Data

Data. It is one of your organization’s greatest assets, and a necessary part of doing business. But in today’s financial services environment, it is also a source of one of your organization’s greatest risks. In their article for FinTech Law Report, Sutherland attorneys Michael Steinig and Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik describe the attorney’s evolving role in protecting company data, and...

Pros and Cons of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (the PCI DSS) establishes the self-described minimum data protection measures required of all entities involved in payment card transactions. The PCI DSS consists of 12 basic requirements, along with testing procedures and guidance designed to assist entities in meeting each requirement. The PCI DSS itself is not a law or regulation, and...

Regulators Set Sights on Big Data and Connected Devices

Federal and state regulators are beginning to set their sights on companies that collect, use and share consumer data, claiming they have sufficient authority to regulate potential privacy and data security risks posed by “big data” and “connected devices.” In her article for Legaltech News, Sutherland Partner Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik notes that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has...

SEC Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Issues in ANPR for Transfer Agents

On December 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for new transfer agent requirements, and it also issued a concept release for which public comment on the SEC’s broader review of transfer agent regulation is sought.  In the ANPR, the SEC specifically cited cybersecurity as an area in which the Commission intends to...

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