POLITICO Quotes Robert Huffman on Defense Department Information-Sharing Liability Protections

Akin Gump government contracts partner Robert Huffman spoke with POLITICO for its Morning Cybersecurity column.

The article notes there are new liability protections in place for Department of Defense contractors that share breach information, which were included in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that was passed by the House of Representatives. The protections, according to the article, are meant to shield companies from being sued for passing along information they are already contractually obligated to share with the Pentagon.

Huffman, however, said there are many open questions as to how precisely the information-sharing regime could work. Without seeing the actual regulations, it is difficult, he noted, to know precisely what liabilities contractors are being protected from.