As the National Security Agency (NSA) noted in its 2022 cybersecurity yearly review, “[c]yberspace is dangerous.”

Reports of sophisticated cyberattacks and ransomware threats were prevalent in the past year. The government, manufacturers, and others further developed standards for securing digital infrastructure like 5G, cloud services, cryptography, internet protocols, and internet of things (IoT) devices. In addition to keeping up with data security regulatory developments, in the absence of comprehensive federal data protection regulation, businesses face an increasing array of state privacy laws.

Organizations must keep up with the dynamic and increasing legal obligations governing privacy and data security, understand how they apply, monitor cyber risks and attack trends, and manage their compliance to minimize exposure.

Read our Practical Law article for an extensive overview of the past year’s privacy and data security legal developments and predictions for issue to look out for 2023.