Legislation

Further Thoughts on Senator Rockefeller’s Letter

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Having failed to muster the necessary support to pass his cybersecurity bill in this election year, and on the heels of a leaked draft of an Executive Order on the subject, Senator Rockefeller has taken...

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On Wednesday September 19, 2012, Senator John Rockefeller sent a letter to the CEOs of the top Fortune 500 companies requesting that each company provide responses to a list of eight questions to help him better...

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Cyber Executive Order Contains Few Surprises

September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

What one website has called a leaked draft of the long awaited executive order from the Obama administration (the “EO”) reveals that it is a bit short on specific detail and sets forth only a few...

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently invited ZwillGen counsel Randy Sabett to participate in a panel discussion on cybersecurity strategy that was held on Friday, September 14, 2012.  Given the GAO’s role in the cybersecurity...

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Last Wednesday (August 1st), the FTC released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding its expansion of several aspects of COPPA — and supplementing the NPRM it released last September (see the ZwillGen blog post for...

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A recent press release from Congressman Jerrold Nadler should be music to the ears of ISPs, cloud-based businesses, and users who are storing data in the cloud. Rep. Nadler believes that “current law is inconsistent...

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Cybersecurity Legislation Fails in the Senate

August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, by a vote of 52-46, the cloture vote on the bill, known officially as the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S. 3414)  and also commonly referred to as Lieberman-Collins failed, mostly on party lines  For...

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In an op-ed piece today (July 20) entitled “Taking the Cybersecurity Threat Seriously,” President Obama invokes images of derailed trains carrying industrial chemicals creating toxic clouds and water treatment plants with contaminated drinking water –...

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Delaware Gets in the Online Casino Game

June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Delaware has become the first state to pass a bill allowing intrastate online gambling–including lotteries, table, and other ticket games.  The Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012, formerly known as Delaware House Bill 333, authorizes...

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In a controversial decision, the Massachusetts District Court has ruled that Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming video service must comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The Plaintiffs, in Nat’l Ass’n of...

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