Cybersecurity

Davis Wright strengthens privacy practice with new hire

US law firm Davis Wright Tremaine has hired former Department of Justice privacy head Nancy Libin in the most recent expansion of its privacy department.

26 September 2018

French data protection watchdog weighs into blockchain debate

The CNIL has become the first data protection authority worldwide to issue advice on how to apply the GDPR to blockchain, suggesting personal data be encrypted to ensure the technology complies with the right to be forgotten.

25 September 2018

Argentina set to pass new data protection law

Argentina’s executive branch has presented its Congress with a draft data protection bill in a bid to align the country’s data protection standards with the GDPR.

24 September 2018

English court orders hackers to pay $8 million

An English judge has told multiple defendants to return funds diverted from a mining company, months after he ordered England’s first-ever worldwide freezing injunction against persons unknown.

21 September 2018

Cybersecurity tester alleges conspiracy around industry standard

A security testing company has accused the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organisation and several software vendors of orchestrating a conspiracy to lock the company out of markets for testing endpoint security products, after it objected to a testing standard.

21 September 2018

Equifax ordered to pay maximum UK fine

The UK’s data protection watchdog has ordered credit reporting agency Equifax to pay the maximum fine available under the country’s pre-GDPR framework, slamming the company’s “systemic” security failures that included a UK-US data processing agreement which contained inadequate safeguards.

20 September 2018

California close to unprecedented IOT legislation

California is set to become the first US state to pass an IOT cybersecurity law, with observers split on claims it will spur wider federal legislation.

19 September 2018

Reed Smith hires Drew & Napier TMT lawyer

Charmian Aw has become the newest member of Reed Smith’s IP, tech and data group after over a decade at Singaporean firm Drew & Napier.

17 September 2018

Covington fortifies US cybersecurity practice with FTC and FBI hires

Former Federal Trade Commission head Terrell McSweeny and principal deputy counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Trisha Anderson are the latest additions to Covington & Burling's growing cybersecurity practice.

13 September 2018

Holland & Knight takes two US privacy lawyers from Reed Smith

Holland & Knight has added to its East Coast cybersecurity and data breach practice with two new hires from Reed Smith.

12 September 2018

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