The New York Times Features Articles by Craig Newman on Updated S.E.C. Cybersecurity Guidance and U.S. v. Microsoft

March 5, 2018

On March 5, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, “When to Report a Cyberattack? For Companies, That’s Still a Dilemma.” Mr. Newman discusses the S.E.C.’s updated cybersecurity guidance, which outlines the need for public companies to make “timely” disclosure of cybercrime. Mr. Newman’s article examines the dilemma facing public companies due to the “tension between the need for discreet cooperation with law enforcement and the obligation to inform investors and the markets.”

To read the full article, click here.

On February 27, 2018, The New York Times featured an op-ed written by Mr. Newman entitled “Can the United States Search Data Overseas?” Mr. Newman discusses the critical question in United States v. Microsoft, which is pending before the Supreme Court:  should the U.S. law enforcement have access to emails stored outside the country? He argues that the fundamental problem of storing data across borders will not be solved by this case, and that legislative action is necessary to properly govern “the vast stores of electronic data that move seamlessly across international borders.”

To read the full op-ed, click here.