ABA Approves Resolution To Encourage Cybersecurity Plans

Law360, New York (August 12, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association’s governing body on Tuesday passed a resolution that urges all private and public-sector entities, including law firms and crucial infrastructure operators, to craft and institute a robust cybersecurity program to tackle mounting data security threats.

During the association’s annual meeting in Boston, the ABA’s House of Delegates voted to adopt an amended version of Resolution 109, which was drafted and reported to the policymaking body by the bar association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Section of Science and Technology Law.

The one-sentence amended resolution “encourages all private and public sector organizations to develop, implement and maintain an appropriate...

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