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U.S. Government Announces Framework for Responding to Critical Infrastructure Cyber Incidents

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn July 26, 2016, the White House issued the United States Cyber Incident Coordination Directive (Presidential Policy Directive PPD-41, including an Annex).  The Directive sets forth the principles governing the Federal Government’s response to cyber incidents, including incidents affecting private entities that are part of U.S. critical infrastructure.  The Directive is designed to improve coordination … Continue reading

The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

Data Protection Report - digital privacy, CCPA and cybersecurityEarlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to improve cybersecurity. For example, by seeking to recover “squatted” domain names and complaining to social networks about trademark infringement, a company … Continue reading

UAE Employees Jailed for Privacy Breach Before Ultimately Being Acquitted

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightA recently-reported court case in the United Arab Emirates has highlighted the importance of establishing and implementing good privacy practices, even in the absence of specific data protection legislation. In late 2014, the UAE public prosecutor charged three officials from a federal authority – the general director, a branch manager and an IT manager – … Continue reading

Legal update: Security issue could impact ADP customers

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightCyber criminals appear to have gained unauthorized access to ADP, Inc.’s self-service customer portal to file fraudulent tax returns for some ADP customer employees. ADP has reportedly confirmed that a subset of its customers have been the victim of tax fraud perpetrated by hackers posing as customer employees on ADP’s portal. We recommend that ADP … Continue reading

Ransomware Incident Response – Prevention, Readiness and Strategy

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightLast week, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was able to successfully negotiate the release of a collection of system resources and data files that had been encrypted and held hostage by ransomware attackers. Ransomware is a peculiar type of malware that is not designed or intended to steal personal or confidential information. Rather, ransomware is … Continue reading

Council and European Parliament reach agreement on NIS Directive

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn December 7, 2015, the Council of the European Union (the Council) reached an informal agreement with the European Parliament on a new EU directive on network and information security (NISD). The agreement marks the conclusion of two years of work, since the European Commission (the Commission) and the High Representative of the European Union … Continue reading

South Africa’s new Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe South African Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill expands on the original sections of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (ECTA) with the creation of 20 new cybercrime offences.  This illustrates the extent to which technology is being used for unlawful purposes and the need to protect yourself in your activities online.  Comments on the Bill … Continue reading
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