China publishes first law on encryption

The new Encryption Law, China’s first national law on encryption, was published on 26 October 2019 and will come into force on 1 January 2020. It broadens the current regulatory scope of encryption, liberalises commercial encryption at national-law level and proposes a market-oriented regulatory regime for the commercial encryption industry. Foreign and foreign-invested enterprises are given … Read more

NCSC advocates Security by Design at Launch of Third Annual Review today in London

The National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC“) emphasised the need for security by design at the launch of its Annual Review 2019 in London this morning. Many legacy systems are “accidentally insecure”, noted NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin, but now we can see the major trends developing and plan strategically. The Secure by Design Code of Conduct … Read more

Zero-day attacks, red teaming and other cyber concerns

There are a myriad cybersecurity issues that legal departments must concern themselves with, with proactivity being key to the safety of a business’s information. Speaking recently on a live webcast hosted by Lawyers Weekly — Security breaches: is your firm protected? — Telstra security consultant Keith Kerr said zero-day attacks refer to instances where legal … Read more

US FTC continues Facebook privacy and competition probes

The US FTC continues its investigations of Facebook relating to both privacy and competition issues. The FTC has undertaken several investigations of Facebook’s privacy practices, and has notably entered into a consent decree in 2012 requiring Facebook to gain more explicit consent from users before sharing their data. Over the past year, in the wake … Read more