On August 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the creation of a Data Privacy and Security Division with the AG’s office, and named Sara Cable as Chief of the new division. The new division is intended to protect Massachusetts consumers from increased threats to the privacy and security of their data.
On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in the Schrems II case. In an article written by Georgia Tech professor and Alston & Bird Senior Counsel Peter Swire with co-author Kenneth Propp, entitled ‘After Schrems II: A Proposal to Meet the Individual Redress Challenge’, […]
On July 30, 2020, the European Council announced sanctions against six individuals and three organizations for their involvement in a series of cyber-attacks that have caused significant damage in the EU and around the world over the last several years. The announcement follows the EU’s adoption last year of Decision (CFSP) 2019/797, which established the […]
On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the New York Department of Financial Services (the “NYDFS”) brought its first enforcement action under its Cybersecurity Regulation (the “Regulation”) against a large title insurer (the “Company”) for failing to protect sensitive personal information. The NYDFS is seeking civil monetary penalties, an order requiring the Company to remedy the alleged […]
Yesterday, the UK National Cyber Security Centre and Canada’s Communications Security Establishment released an advisory linking APT29 (also known as, ‘the Dukes’ or ‘Cozy Bear’) to attacks against COVID-19 vaccine development in Canada, the US and the UK. The Advisory stated that APT29 is “almost certainly part of the Russian intelligence services.” APT29/Cozy Bear was […]