Topic Archives: Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Cybersecurity
January 5, 2017Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Congress Revisits the Data Rights Statutes and Advances Modular Open Systems Architecture in the FY 2017 NDAA

Although there usually is great validity in the aphorism that “no man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the Legislature is in session,” we might have to rethink that notion when it comes to data rights.  Congress did some good last month in passing, with broad support, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for ...›

Cybersecurity

PubKLaw Webinar: Government Contracts Year-In-Review FY 16-17

On December 15, 2016, Morrison & Foerster Partner W. Jay DeVecchio will be presenting at PubKLaw’s 2nd Annual Government Contracts Year-In-Review FY 16-17. Mr. DeVecchio’s panel, “Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity in Government Contracting,” will be held from 1-2:30PM. The program will provide analysis, updates, and outlook for government contracting professionals for FY 16-17. ...›

Defense
November 9, 2016Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Defense

DoD Issues Proposed Rule Regarding Withholding and Dissemination of Unclassified Technical Data and Technology

On October 31, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a proposed rule (81 Fed. Reg. 75352) to address DoD’s procedures for the withholding and dissemination of unclassified export-controlled technical data and technology.  The proposed rule focuses on regulating DoD’s public release of export-controlled technical data and technology, and DoD’s requirements for the transfer of ...›

Cybersecurity
November 8, 2016Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

PLI Webcast Briefing: What Every Government Contractor Needs to Know about Cybersecurity

On December 7, 2016 at 1PM EST, Morrison & Foerster Of Counsel Tina D. Reynolds will conduct a one-hour webcast briefing in conjunction with the Practising Law Institute.  Ms. Reynolds will examine emerging issues and topics of concern with respect to government contracts cybersecurity.  This briefing is intended to help you navigate complex government cybersecurity ...›

So, Just When You Thought You Were Getting a Handle on Data Rights, the Department of Defense Issues a Long-Awaited Update to the DFARS Technical Data and Computer Software Clauses

On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a proposed rule to implement Section 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Industry and practitioners alike have awaited this proposal since Congress enacted Section 815 in December 2011, substantially amending 10 U.S.C. § 2320. ...›

Cybersecurity
June 14, 2016Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Data Privacy Laws in the Western Hemisphere (Latin America, Caribbean and Canada)

Fifteen jurisdictions in the Western Hemisphere (Latin America, Caribbean and Canada) now have comprehensive privacy laws including: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago (currently, the only provisions in force pertain to the establishment of the data protection authority) and Uruguay. ...›

Cybersecurity
April 19, 2016Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

U.S. and Germany strengthen collaboration on key cyber topics

Cooperation between the U.S. and Germany on cybersecurity cannot be taken for granted since information sharing remained a delicate issue between the two countries following concerns raised by documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. The U.S. and Germany set aside those tensions, and government representatives recently met for the fourth time to discuss a wide range of cyber issues. ...›