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On March 8, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $930,000 settlement with Comprehensive Health Services, LLC for alleged violations of the False Claims Act. As DOJ’s first resolution of a False Claims Act enforcement action involving cyber fraud since launching its Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative in October 2021, this settlement signals the DOJ’s eagerness to

The Securities and Exchange Commission continues to propose rules at a rapid pace. Three of the most recent proposed rules would significantly impact investment advisers by:

  • Requiring documentation of registered investment adviser compliance reviews;
  • Establishing cybersecurity risk management and reporting requirements for investment advisers, investment companies and business development companies;
  • Updating and accelerating beneficial ownership
  • On Feb. 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act, which targets the online proliferation of child sexual abuse material by paring back online service providers’ broad immunity under the Communications Act of 1934.

    Read on for analysis of this legislation, which could open websites and tech

    Investing in artificial intelligence (AI) companies has become a riskier and more involved process than in previous years.  Companies need new processes and tools to follow the more stringent AI regulations that are on the horizon (at least in Europe and the United States).  Regulators are discussing how best to structure AI regulations in order

    Threats to cybersecurity and data privacy are constantly increasing both in volume and complexity.  This trend is expected to continue in 2022.  In a bid to protect cybersecurity and ensure data is properly safeguarded, countries around the world are introducing new laws focused on cybersecurity and data protection.  Armed with new legal frameworks, regulators and

    On Nov. 4, the Department of Defense announced significant changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, intended to simplify the certification standard and prioritize protection of certain types of controlled defense information.

    Read on for an overview of the changes, a timeline for their implementation and implications for defense contractors.

    On Sept. 15, the Federal Trade Commission issued a policy statement emphasizing that developers of health apps and other connected devices and their service providers must meet breach notification requirements under the Health Breach Notification Rule, including a rapid 10-day notice period to the FTC and a 60-day notice period to individuals and the media.

    One might think that any company reasonably anticipates litigation after suffering a data breach, so the work product doctrine would almost inevitably protect its data breach investigation. But only a handful of companies have succeeded in claiming such protection.

    In In re Rutter’s Data Security Breach Litigation, Civ. A. No. 1:20-CV-382, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS

    Amazon’s financial records have revealed that the Luxembourg data protection supervisory authority, the Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (“CNPD”), is fining the retailer’s European arm (Amazon Europe Core S.à.r.l.) an eyewatering 746 million euros (£636m or $838m) for breaches of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

    When the GDPR was introduced in