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47 Attorneys General to Congress: Federal Breach Legislation Should Not Preempt the States

 On July 7, 2015, attorneys general from 47 states and territories sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to consider federal data breach notification legislation that does not preempt the states. The move comes on the heels of a data breach announcement made by the Office of Personnel Management, and renewed interest on the … Continue Reading

Board of Directors: Guide to Cybersecurity Oversight

Cybersecurity and data breach risk were prominent subjects at the 35th Annual Ray Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute held on April 30, 2015 at Northwestern Law School in Chicago. Reed Smith partner Mark Melodia, along with several other panelists, engaged in a lively discussion of effective board oversight of cybersecurity challenges facing their companies … Continue Reading

State AGs’ Interest in Privacy and Cybersecurity – No End in Sight – REDUX (or, if you prefer, we told you so…)

Reed Smith has closely followed State AGs’ interest and activities of in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity and recently blogged on a major NAAG (National Association of Attorneys General) conference in April on these topics. That conference, sponsored by the Mississippi AG, was meant to educate AGs – most of whom are the elected … Continue Reading
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