DAs are public prosecutors, not public defenders

Emily Parkin

In summary When the public perceives that they have elevated criminal-justice reform over their primary duty as prosecutor, district attorneys can and usually will run into serious trouble, as Chesa Boudin did. By Garry South, Special to CalMatters Garry South is a Democratic strategist who has been the top adviser […]

‘The public does not need to hear’: City police move radio traffic to private channel; sheriff says move hampers cooperation, response time – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

Emily Parkin

NATCHEZ — Natchez Police officers are now communicating on a new radio channel, requested by Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry, which can no longer be monitored by other law enforcement officials in the area. “Lots of times when new chiefs or sheriffs come into office, they want a new channel […]

President Biden Signs into Law the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act, Expanding Cyber Reporting Obligations for a Wide Range of Public and Private Entities

Emily Parkin

March 22, 2022 Click for PDF On March 15, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act, which was included in an omnibus appropriations bill.[1]  Against the backdrop of high-profile cyberattacks on critical infrastructure providers and growing concerns of retaliatory cyberattacks relating to […]

SEC Proposes Cybersecurity Rules for Public Companies

Emily Parkin

On March 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) held an open meeting and proposed new cybersecurity disclosure rules for public companies by a 3-1 vote. If adopted, the new rules would impose substantial new reporting obligations with respect to material cybersecurity incidents and cybersecurity risk management, strategy, and governance for both […]