The Michigan House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would amend the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to prevent public disclosure of organization’s cybersecurity assessments, cybersecurity plans, cybersecurity incidents and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Protecting this type of information from public disclosure could help prevent cyberattacks on the organizations involved.
If passed, the Bill would add any such information provided to governmental regulators to the list of exemptions from FOIA, as “records of information of measures designed to protect . . . the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information systems.” Notably, information submitted as required by law or as a condition to receiving a governmental contract, license or other benefit would still be available under FOIA.
The bill has yet to be introduced or considered in the State Senate. Access House Bill 4973 (2017) here. Contact us at Ossian Law regarding any information technology law question.
________________________________ “The Legal Side of SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud) and Why it Matters”
Michigan Council of Women in Technology
Tues., January 9, 2018 5:30 p.m.
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“2018 Hot Topics in Information Technology Law”
Ossian Law P.C.
701 Woodward Heights, Suite 117 Ferndale, MI 48220
Thurs., January 25, 2018 6:00-7:30 p.m.
“Fake News” and Social Media, Biometric Data Laws, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, Net Neutrality, Drone Regulation — these are just some of the topics that Information Technology lawyer Kathy Ossian will cover in this informative session. Networking from 6:00 – 6:30 with presentation from 6:30 – 7:30. Complimentary admission. Heavy hors d’oeuvres are included. Space is limited. Register here today!
Marketing You & Your Law Firm in the 21st Century”
State Bar of Michigan Law Practice Management & Legal Administrators Section Basset Law 2046 Hogback, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Sat. Jan. 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Learn e-marketing strategies used by the 21st century lawyer
Learn to write like a marketer and not a lawyer
Review the marketing ethics rules
Discuss traditional & electronic marketing
Learn about the benefits of Zeekbeek & more
Speakers: Rebecca Simkins Nowak, Kathryn Ossian, John Reed, & Vince Romano
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