On December 26, 2023, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its long-awaited proposed Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program rule, which will impose comprehensive cybersecurity and compliance affirmation requirements on DoD contractors and subcontractors. Given that the eventual final rule could result in CMMC clauses in some DoD contracts as early as the first quarter of fiscal year 2025, interested parties are encouraged to submit comments on the proposed rule by February 26, 2024.
Ready the full Alert on the Duane Morris LLP website.
#HelloWorld. The days are now shorter, but this issue is longer. President Biden’s October 30 Executive Order deserves no less. Plus, the UK AI Safety Summit warrants a drop-by, and three copyright and right-to-publicity theories come under a judicial microscope. Read on to catch up. Let’s stay smart together.
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The White House’s October 30, 2023, Executive Order on Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence signals increased governmental regulation over the development and use of artificial intelligence models. While the United States currently does not have a comprehensive AI regulation regime, many federal government agencies already regulate the use and development of AI through a complex framework of rules and regulations. President Biden’s order promises to add a new layer of complexity by introducing sweeping changes affecting a wide variety of industries.
Read the Duane Morris Alert on the most significant changes stemming from the White House’s AI executive order.
Technology tends to explode out of the box at warp speed, with laws addressing new technology trying to catch up at a comparative glacial pace. There are various reasons for the slow pace of legal regulation. Often the impacts and ultimate consequences of new technology are not immediately known. In addition, it takes time for lawmakers to truly understand new technology before they can even contemplate how to go about regulation. And in certain instances, lawmakers want certain technologies to have the opportunity to grow and flourish unfettered by legal restrictions. Continue reading “A Light Touch When It Comes to Federal Regulation of Self-Driving Cars”
Long ago in internet time, way back in the 1990s, Congress passed the Communications Decency Act (CDA). A key feature of the CDA is Section 230 of the statute. In essence, Section 230 generally creates immunity for internet service providers (ISPs) with respect to third-party content posted on their sites. Congress desired a strong and robust commercial internet that would be good for the economy. Congress did not believe that the commercial internet would thrive if ISPs were saddled with the incredible cost and burden of monitoring the content on their sites and having the tremendous task of deciding content that could remain and content that should be removed from their sites. Continue reading “Social Media Companies Seek Government Content Regulation?”