Cybersecurity Lawmaking Needs Help From Specialists

Law360 (June 4, 2019, 1:50 PM EDT) -- In the absence of comprehensive federal legislation on data security applicable to most U.S. businesses, states have been the primary entities addressing the issue through laws and regulations. But as states seek to tackle increasingly technical concepts, it is more important than ever that legislatures integrate both technologists and information security lawyers in the bill drafting and amendment process. Failure to do so will lead — and, as this article demonstrates, has already led — to laws rife with logical inconsistencies, ambiguities and possible loopholes, forcing businesses to assume the risk of interpreting these laws in a way that makes sense...

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