Top 10 JD Supra Hot Reads

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Each month, we will highlight on this page the most highly read Alston & Bird items appearing on the JD Supra website.

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Title: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Foreclosure Moratorium
Author(s): Anoush Garakani, Nanci Weissgold
Subject: Today, the Biden Administration announced an extension of the foreclosure moratorium for federally-backed mortgage loans (the “Presidential Announcement”).

Title: Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy Advisory: EU Spotlight: Top 6 Issues All General Counsel Need to Know About Ransomware
Author(s): Kim Peretti, Kate Hanniford
Subject: Ransom demands from cyber-attacks show no signs of slowing down, and the costs—both from ransom payments and repairing the damage—are rising precipitously. 

Title: U.S. and Allies Formally Accuse China of Microsoft Hack and Cyberespionage
Author(s): Kellen Dwyer, Jon KnightLance Taubin
Subject: On July 19, 2021, the Biden administration, along with a group of allies publicly accused the Chinese government of malicious cyber activities and irresponsible state behavior. 

Title: NYDFS Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity Controls to Combat Ransomware and Clarifies Reporting Obligations
Author(s): Kim PerettiKate Hanniford, Lance Taubin
Subject: The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued new guidance this week intended to assist organizations in thwarting ransomware attacks. 

Title: EDPB publishes Guidelines on the Concepts of Controller and Processor in the GDPR
Author(s): Paul GreavesWim NauwelaertsYung Shin Van Der Sype
Subject: On July 7th, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted its finalized guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). 

Title: Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy Advisory: Department of Defense’s CMMC: Where Is It Now? 
Author(s): Amy Mushahwar, Jon KnightKim Peretti
Subject:  Our Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy Team updates the slow progress of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and the slower progress of clearing assessment organizations that can actually certify contractors.

Title: Financial Services & Products / Antitrust Advisory: Biden Competition Order May Influence Bank Merger Approvals
Author(s): Cliff Stanford, Sandy Brown, Adam Biegel, Jordan Jensen, Elizabeth Dunn
Subject: Our Financial Services & Products and Antitrust Groups examine the Biden Administration’s call to revitalize oversight of bank consolidations and what it means for smaller banks’ ability to compete against their larger competitors and FinTech companies.

Title: Class Action & MDL Roundup – Spring 2021
Author(s): Class Action Multidistrict Litigation
Subject: Welcome back to the Class Action & MDL Roundup! Our spring edition covers notable class actions from the first quarter of 2021.

Title: Securities Class Actions Filed Against Three Chinese Tech Titans After Announcement of Cyber-Related Investigations
Author(s): Cara Peterman, Sierra Shear
Subject: In early July, investigations by a Chinese cybersecurity regulatory agency, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”), into at least three China-based technology companies—DiDi Global Inc.

Title: People’s Republic of China Passes the Data Security Law: A Summary of What We Know
Author(s): Kim PerettiLance Taubin
Subject: On June 10, 2021, almost exactly three years after the passing of its Cybersecurity Law (CSL), the National People’s Congress of China passed a new Data Security Law (DSL) (click here for an unofficial English translation of the DSL), which goes into effect September 1, 2021.

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