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The Cyber Shot Across the Bow: Data Manipulation and GPS Spoofing

In September 2015, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that the next “push of the envelope” in cybersecurity might be attacks that change or manipulate electronic information in order to compromise its accuracy or reliability. Two years later, we may now be seeing the very beginning of such insidious attacks in the form of GPS spoofing—a technique that sends...

Congress and Supreme Court Face Tough Tests on Privacy and Security

The line between security and privacy is difficult to draw. However, it must be drawn and regularly redrawn as circumstances and the world change. At the same time, overdrawing the line, or drawing it in a vacuum, can cause the delicate balance to tip in a way that undermines both privacy and security. In their article for The Hill, Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar and...

Legislative Efforts in the Wake of Maritime Cyberattacks

In June, the maritime industry experienced what many consider a particularly insidious form of cyberattack known as GPS Spoofing, where global positioning system data is subtly manipulated to the point of grave inaccuracy. According to the US Maritime Administration, at least 20 ships in the Black Sea were affected. While at sea, these ships erroneously reported positions at an airport...

Third-Party Party-Crashing? The Fate of the Third-Party Doctrine

This fall may prove a landmark in the ongoing debate between security and privacy. Poised to take action are both the US Supreme Court, in Carpenter v. United States, and the US Congress, with the impending sunset of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Decisions made—or not made—this autumn will have ripple effects in the United States and around the globe....

Cybersecurity Experts Urge Faster Threat Alerts From Homeland Security

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Morning Consult article regarding rising calls from cybersecurity practitioners to improve information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and private industry officials. Learn...

The Final Rule: DOL Proposes to Extend Transition Period until July 1, 2019, and Issues Additional Non-Enforcement Policy for Arbitration Limitations

By a notice published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2017, the Department of Labor proposed to extend from January 1, 2018, until July 1, 2019, the date for compliance with the full conditions in its new “investment advice” fiduciary definition and related exemptions, which became generally applicable on June 9. Learn...

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