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Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk

| September 2015

Summary

"Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk provides a comprehensive discussion of the complex quilt of federal and state statutes, Executive Orders, regulations, contractual norms, and ambiguous tort duties that can apply to this crucial new area of the law. For example, it describes in detail:

  • The leading regulatory role the Federal Trade Commission has played, acting on its authority to regulate 'unfair' or 'deceptive' trade practices; 
  • The guidance issued by the SEC interpreting existing disclosure rules to require registrants to disclose cybersecurity risks under certain circumstances
  • The varying roles of other regulators in sector-specific regulation, such as healthcare, energy, and transportation; and
  • The impact of preexisting statutes, such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, on current cybersecurity issues."

About This Book

Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk
For more information on this publication: Please contact Cyber Project
For Academic Citation: Mohan, Vivek, ed. Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk. Practising Law Institute, September 2015.

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