White House Revamps Breach Response, Reporting Policies

Law360, New York (January 4, 2017, 10:17 PM EST) -- The White House on Tuesday laid out updated parameters for federal agencies to follow when preparing for and responding to data breaches and for complying with a federal statute that governs the disclosure of the personal information they hold.

Prompted by advances in technology and the cyberthreat landscape during the past decade, the White House's Office of Management and Budget issued revamped versions of M-17-12, Preparing for and Responding to a Breach of Personally Identifiable Information, and Circular A-108, which details federal agencies' responsibility for reviewing, reporting and publication under the Privacy Act of 1974.

Both documents are intended to reflect changes...

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