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International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act introduced this afternoon

Senators Gillibrand and Hatch this afternoon introduced their cybersecurity bill, the International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act.

The complete text of the bill is not yet available online, but the press release does include the details of the bill, which include: (1) an annual Presidential report on the state of other countries' use of communication infrastructure and the extent of cybercrime in those countries; (2) providing assistance to countries with low information, telecommunications and communications penetration in order to prevent these countries from being cybercrime havens; (3) identify countries of cybercrime concern; (4) suspend benefits to countries that fail to meet cybercrime benchmarks; and (5) require the Secretary of State to designate a senior official at the State Department to coordinate and focus on activities, policies and opportunities to combat cybercrime internationally.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.