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EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Summary & Fact Sheet for Businesses

The EU – U.S. PrDepartment of Commerce- International Trade Administration Sealivacy Shield signals greater cooperation between the EU Data Protection Authorities and the Federal Trade Commission, according to a Fact Sheet released by the Department of Commerce. U.S. businesses should focus on these key themes, primarily: Continue reading “EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Summary & Fact Sheet for Businesses”

3 Key Points the Board Needs to Know About Cybersecurity

Officer and director liability for cybersecurity incidents is a hot topic. It will only get hotter because, when it comes to risks impacting the company, the buck stops at the Board of Directors. As it should.

Cybersecurity and corporate governance law are converging to develop a duty for the Board to be involved in cybersecurity issues that affect the company. (related posts) The question is, however, on how granular of a level should the Board’s role be when it comes to cybersecurity? Continue reading “3 Key Points the Board Needs to Know About Cybersecurity”

Managing Cybersecurity Risks for Boards of Directors

Ethical Boardroom Winter 2016In his latest Ethical Boardroom article, Shawn Tuma explains why it is important for board members to have an active role in their company’s cybersecurity preparation and tells them several key steps they can take to do so. Tuma also explains why cybersecurity is as much a legal issue and business issue as it is an IT issue.

You can read the full text of the article in the Winter 2016 Ethical Boardroom magazine, starting on page 116: Managing Cybersecurity Risks for Boards of Directors

You can also read Tuma’s article in the Spring 2015 issue of Ethical Boardroom titled Cybersecurity Risk: Law and Trends


Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Protection Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell International network, around the world.

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