Reporting ransomware, other cyber threats -your legal obligations

The Wannacry ransomware outbreak that continues to unravel across the globe is the latest in a long line of prominent cyber security threats. With time, these attacks are only likely to become more frequent, sophisticated and widespread. Read about your company’s legal obligations for reporting ransomware and other cyber threats on ET CIO.

Delaware cybersecurity bill to update requirements for data breach response

Delaware lawmakers are eyeing legislation that would expand protections for Delawareans who fall victim to computer security breaches. House Bill 180, sponsored by Representative Paul Baumbach, would require businesses to safeguard personal information and provide notice to Delawareans within 60 days of discovering a breach. Officials say business must notify the Attorney General if a breach […]

New data breach reporting legislation deemed cyber game changer in Australia

Australia’s business landscape will be transformed under new mandatory reporting legislation for data breaches which will take cyber security from the IT department to the boardroom, according to a white paper released by QBE Insurance. Read about the new white paper released by QBE Insurance which states that the new data breach notification law will […]

Cybersecurity task force seeks new security framework, exemption to the Stark law

In a draft of a cybersecurity report to be released later this month, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force called on the government to create new policies that would help healthcare organizations strengthen their cybersecurity. Read the new about the cyber security task force seeking a new security framework and exemption to the Stark […]

New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

On April 6, 2017, New Mexico became the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law; the Data Breach Notification Act (the “Act”) will go into effect on June 16, 2017. Read about the newly enacted data breach notification law by New Mexico on JDSupra.

How will Australia’s mandatory data breach notification law affect health service providers

The apparent privacy breach illustrates the potential harm to reputation of health service providers and underscores the need to improve information handling practices in order to minimise the need to comply with the mandatory data breach obligation. Read about how the new Australian data breach notification law will affect healthcare firms on Lexology.

There are Dutch lessons in breach notification as GDPR approaches

Data protection laws and regulations are about to get a boost in the spectre of stiff fines. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes with a notification duty for data breaches, and the Dutch have pioneering experience. Read how Dutch data protection laws offer lessons about the upcoming GDPR law on Computer Weekly.

New Mexico’s New Data Breach Notification Laws

Read Edwin Tam explain the newly enacted New Mexico data breach notification law on National Law Review : New Mexico has followed other U.S. states in enacting data breach notification laws coming into effect on 16 June 2017. The statute will only apply to computerised data, which is narrower in scope compared to Australian laws […]

New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

Governor Susana Martinez recently signed into law the New Mexico “Data Breach Notification Act” (the Act), making New Mexico the 48th state (plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) to adopt legislation mandating the provision of notice in the event of a data breach. Read about the newly enacted data breach notification law by […]

New Australian Mandatory Data Breach Notification Legislation

Read Margie M. Tannock explain the newly legislated American data breach notification law on Lexology : Australian businesses have been warned they can no longer keep quiet about cyber security breaches, after the Senate passed laws mandating their disclosure 15 years after they were introduced in the US. The long anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill […]