Cedric Burton

Cedric Burton

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Article 29 Working Party Issues Statement Following Adoption of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On July 26, 2016, the body of European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)—the "Article 29 Working Party" (WP29)—issued a statement commending the improvements made to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield). Although the...more

7/27/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Surveillance

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Is Adopted and Available as of August 1, 2016

On July 12, 2016, the EU Commission and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced the adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield). This announcement follows today's adequacy decision by the College of EU...more

7/13/2016 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission International Data Transfers Model Contracts Ombudsman Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU Cyber Security and Incident Notification Rules Enacted

On July 6, 2016, the European Parliament adopted the first-ever pan-European law on cyber security. The law, entitled the "Directive on the Security of Network and Information Systems" (NIS Directive), imposes security...more

7/8/2016 - Cyber Incident Reporting Cybersecurity Digital Service Providers EU European Commission NIS Directive Operators of Essential Services Popular

Uncertainty Increases Around EU-U.S. Data Flows

Two recent developments have significantly increased the already uncertain legal landscape surrounding transatlantic data flows. Earlier today, the EU Parliament voted out a resolution calling on the European Commission (EU...more

5/31/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

New EU Data Protection Regulation Is Now Enacted

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament formally adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With this vote, the new EU data protection legal framework will become legally effective in two years and 20 days from...more

4/15/2016 - EU EU Data Protection Laws General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers

Article 29 Working Party Calls for Improvements to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On April 13, 2016, the body of European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)—the "Article 29 Working Party" (WP29)—issued its opinion on the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.1 The WP29 acknowledged that progress has been made with...more

4/14/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules Corporate Counsel EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Model Contracts U.S. Commerce Department

The WSGR Data Advisor - February 2016

With a new year come exciting new developments in the world of privacy and data protection. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the digital version of The WSGR Data Advisor. Please visit our site for the latest news and...more

2/9/2016 - Cybersecurity Deferred Prosecution Agreements EU EU-US Privacy Shield FCC Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) GLBA Privacy HIPAA International Data Transfers Open Internet Rules

EU Data Protection Authorities Issue Statement Following Agreement on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On February 3, 2016, the body of European data protection regulators—called the "Article 29 Working Party" (WP29)—issued a statement following the announcement of a political agreement regarding a new transatlantic data...more

2/4/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU and U.S. Reach a Political Agreement on Transatlantic Data Transfer Deal

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EU Commission) announced that a political agreement on a new legal framework for data transfers has been reached between the European Union (EU) and the U.S.1 Today's agreement...more

2/3/2016 - Binding Corporate Rules EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Political Agreement Reached for New EU Data Protection Regulation—Official Adoption Around the Corner

On December 15, 2015, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (Council) reached a political agreement on the future EU data protection legal framework. This is a significant step towards adoption of the...more

12/16/2015 - Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection EU Personal Data US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

The WSGR Data Advisor - November 2015

The last two months certainly have been eventful in the world of privacy. In this issue of The WSGR Data Advisor, we examine the Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent and highly significant Schrems decision that...more

11/20/2015 - Comcast Cybersecurity EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC HIPAA Audits PCI-DSS Standard Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner SEC Security and Privacy Controls Technical Conference US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU Data Protection Authorities Issue Statement Following Schrems Decision

On October 16, 2015, the body of European data protection regulators (Article 29 Working Party or WP29) issued a statement on the implementation of the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in...more

10/19/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Model Contracts Popular Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU's Highest Court Declares Safe Harbor Invalid

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU's highest court, issued a groundbreaking decision that invalidates the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor program. Given the widespread reliance on the Safe Harbor framework...more

10/6/2015 - Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook International Data Transfers NSA Surveillance US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Advocate General Advises EU's Highest Court to Deem Safe Harbor Invalid and to Allow EU Data Protection Authorities to Suspend...

Today, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU, the EU's highest court) issued a far-reaching opinion1 that has significant implications for the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor program and data transfers...more

9/24/2015 - Data Protection Authority EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers NSA Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

The WSGR Data Advisor - September 2015

In this issue of The WSGR Data Advisor, we examine the FCC’s recent TCPA declaratory ruling and order addressing issues regarding calling and texting consumers, and discuss the new privacy, data security, and transparency...more

9/11/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Declaratory Rulings Drones Electronic Medical Records EU FCC FTC HHS New Legislation Online Privacy Protection Act Security and Privacy Controls TCPA Technical Standards Text Messages

The WSGR Data Advisor

In this issue: - Navigating Public Company Cybersecurity Obligations: Advising Boards and Disclosing to Investors - FTC Updates School-Related COPPA Guidance - Status Update on the EU Data Protection...more

7/14/2015 - Anti-Spam Legislation Barack Obama Board of Directors Canada COPPA Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EU FTC Privacy Laws Public Disclosure Publicly-Traded Companies Risk Assessment Risk Management Sanctions Security and Privacy Controls

EU Reaches Milestone Towards the Adoption of Revised Data Protection Framework

On June 15, 2015, the Ministers of Justice of all 28 European Union member states, sitting as the Council of the EU (Council), reached a crucial agreement for the future EU data protection legal framework. Much work still...more

6/16/2015 - Corporate Counsel Data Protection EU EU Council of Ministers EU Data Protection Laws Pending Legislation

French Data Protection Authority Unveils Its Inspection Program for 2015

On May 25, 2015, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published its annual inspection program for 2015, unveiling its objectives and priorities for the year. This alert highlights the main priorities of the CNIL for...more

5/29/2015 - BCRs CNIL Data Collection Data Protection EU France Mobile Payments Popular Privacy Laws Technology Wifi

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - February 2015

In this issue: - Privacy and Data Security in Transactions: What's the Deal? - Consumer and Financial Institution Class Actions Survive Motions to Dismiss in Target Data Breach Litigation - California Amends...more

2/24/2015 - Breach Notification Rule CFPB COPPA Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Financial Institutions Internet Internet of Things Mobile Apps Target

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - July 2014

In this issue: - Proposed California Law Would Impose Data Breach Liability on Retailers and Create More Stringent Data Security Requirements for Businesses - FTC Continues Its Aggressive FCRA Enforcement and...more

7/30/2014 - Big Data Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement Enforcement Actions EU EU Data Protection Laws FCC FCRA FTC v Wyndham Privacy Laws Text Messages Texting Wyndham

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - March 2014

In this issue: - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Settles California Attorney General Charges over Delayed Data Breach Notification - Status of the EU Regulation and the Safe Harbor Framework - FTC Steps...more

4/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Data Breach Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC Healthcare HIPAA Mobile Apps UK

FTC Announces Settlements for Allegedly False Safe Harbor Compliance Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced settlements with 12 U.S. companies over allegations that the companies falsely claimed they held current certifications for the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework. The...more

1/29/2014 - Compliance FTC Safe Harbors

European Data Protection Regulators Issue Further Guidance on How to Obtain Cookie Consent

Introduction - In early October 2013, the body of European data protection regulators (Article 29 Working Party or WP29) issued a working document providing further guidance on obtaining consent in compliance with the...more

10/29/2013 - Cookies Cybersecurity Data Protection EU Internet Privacy Laws Websites

European Parliament Adopts Compromise Amendments on Data Protection Regulation

Introduction - On October 21, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) held its long-awaited vote and adopted compromise amendments that would modify the...more

10/24/2013 - Consent Cookies Cybersecurity Data Processors Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Extraterritoriality Rules Internet LIBE Notice Requirements Penalties Personally Identifiable Information Right to Delete

Status of the Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation: Where Do We Stand?

The years 2012 and 2013 have been particularly intense for legislators and privacy professionals globally. Many countries have enacted or are in the process of enacting/updating their data protection framework. In that...more

9/2/2013 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws LIBE Personally Identifiable Information Right to Delete

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