Topic Archives: Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

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. ...›

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. ...›

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. ...›

January 4, 2016Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Defense

Defense Contractors Get Extension of Time for Compliance with New Cybersecurity Security and Reporting Requirements

We previously reported on the new rules implemented by the Department of Defense (DoD) requiring government contractors and subcontractors to report cybersecurity breaches of their (and their subcontractors’) information technology systems not only for unclassified controlled technical information (UCTI), but for all types of what DoD now calls “covered defense information,” a term that includes UCTI ...›