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Threat Information Sharing Under GDPR

The EU’s GDPR is intended to protect the fundamental rights of EU data subjects. Yet, an ironic and unforeseen effect of GDPR has been to stifle the practice of threat information sharing, in turn increasing the threat of successful cyberattacks. As cyberattacks continue to increase in number and sophistication, threat information sharing may (and should) be employed by banks, brokers, insurance carriers, and other areas of critical infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities and prevent the spread of successful cyberattacks to other organizations. This article addresses threat information sharing and discusses why it is lawful under GDPR.

White Collar Crime

Top federal enforcement officials to speak at ABA White Collar Crime Institute in New Orleans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2019 — Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, federal judiciary, states attorneys generals, leading industry experts and academia will be among presenters at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 33rd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime to be held March 6-8 in New Orleans.