Cynthia O'Donoghue

Cynthia O'Donoghue

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EU Art. 29 Working Party Opinion on the Internet of Things

The EU Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued an Opinion on ‘Recent Developments on the Internet of Things’ (Opinion). The Opinion stresses the privacy and security challenges generated by the development of the Internet...more

1/21/2015 - Article 29 Working Group EU Internet of Things

EDPS publishes Guidelines on data protection in EU financial services regulation

The European Data Protection Supervisor published ‘Guidelines on data protection in EU financial services regulation’ (Guidelines) to be used as a “practical toolkit for ensuring that EU data protection rules are integrated...more

1/21/2015 - Consumer Financial Products Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws Financial Institutions New Guidance

Turkish Parliament Approves E-Commerce Law

Turkey’s Parliament has approved Law No. 6563 on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce (Law) aimed at creating a more secure, transparent and accessible e-commerce environment. The Law is expected to come into force 1 May...more

1/21/2015 - E-Commerce New Legislation Turkey

EU Art. 29 Assesses Cybercrime Assessment

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) sent a letter to the Council of Europe discussing its first assessment of several cybercrime scenarios presented at the 2014 Cybercrime@Octopus conference...more

1/21/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity EU

Dutch Data Protection Authority Threatens Google with a €15 million fine

The Dutch data protection authority, College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (CBP), released a cease and desist order requiring Google to pay €60,000 per day, up to a maximum of €15 million, for violating Dutch data protection...more

1/21/2015 - Belgium Cease and Desist Data Protection Authority EU Data Protection Laws Google

European Commission and EU Art 29 dispel the myths on the ECJ's decision in Google Spain

In May 2014, we reported on the implications of the landmark decision in Google Spain which recognises the right for individuals to have links about themselves de-listed from search results. In response to the complaints...more

1/21/2015 - EU European Commission European Court of Justice Google Right to Be Forgotten

OECD Releases Guidance for Digital Consumer Products

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released Consumer Policy Guidance on Intangible Digital Content Products (Guidance) for protecting online consumers of digital content....more

1/21/2015 - Advertising Digital Downloads Digital Goods Internet Privacy Mobile Privacy New Guidance OECD Prior Express Consent

EU Art. 29 Working Party Announces Cooperation Procedure for EU Model Clauses

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) released a Working Document setting forth a co-operation procedure for issuing common opinions on “Contractual clauses” considered as compliant with the EC Model...more

1/21/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws International Harmonization

Presidency of the Council of Ministers publishes amendments to 'one stop shop' of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation

In October 2013, we reported on the move towards a ‘One Stop Shop’ (OSS) approach to EU Data Protection. The OSS principle aims to create consistency for international organisations to process personal data in multiple...more

1/20/2015 - EU EU Council of Ministers EU Data Protection Laws OSS

Russia sets a new deadline for data localisation, and removes Hong Kong and Switzerland from Adequate Privacy Protection List

The Russian Duma recently set a new deadline for companies to localise their data processing of Russian citizens on Russian soil, while the data protection authority published an order removing Hong Kong and Switzerland from...more

1/20/2015 - Data Protection Authority Hong Kong Popular Russia Switzerland

EU Commission Publishes Work Program for 2015

The European Commission’s work program for 2015 covers 10 actions for 2015, including a “connected digital single market” across the EU....more

1/20/2015 - Digital Communications EU European Commission

EU Art. 29 Confirms Cookie Rules Apply to Digital Fingerprinting

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) released Opinion 9/2014 on ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC (amended in 2009), stating that the consent and transparency mechanisms apply to digital fingerprinting of...more

1/20/2015 - Cookies Digital Fingerprints EU EU Directive Working Party

Cybersecurity Risks Are Higher than Ever and Are Proving Costly

Cybersecurity is an increasing concern for companies. Last April, the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) published the 2014 information security breaches survey: technical report. The report comprises the...more

1/20/2015 - BIS Cyber Attacks Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Popular UK

UK ICO to endorse privacy seal schemes

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) signalled its commitment to approving third-party “privacy seal” schemes following its recent public consultation. The first UK schemes should be operational by 2016....more

1/6/2015 - Privacy Policy Third-Party UK

UK Government releases 'Bring Your Own Device' Guidance

In early October, the UK government updated a collection of guidance notes they had issued on ‘bring your own device’ initiatives (BYOD). Given the increase in employees using their personal devices to connect to their...more

1/6/2015 - Bring Your Own Device New Guidance UK

ISO develops the first privacy-specific cloud standard

Earlier in 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) developed a new voluntary standard, ISO 27018 (Standard), establishing commonly accepted control objectives and guidelines to protect personal information for a...more

1/6/2015 - Cloud Computing Data Protection EU Privacy Policy

Microsoft loses third round of battle against extra-territorial warrants

On 31 July, the chief judge of the Southern District of New York delivered the latest in a series of controversial judgments stemming from a test case brought by Microsoft in an extra-territorial warrant issued under the U.S....more

8/11/2014 - Appeals Apple AT&T Cisco Data Centers EEA Email EU Extraterritoriality Rules Microsoft Order to Stay Stored Communications Act Verizon Warrants

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (3rd Edition)

In this edition: - Introduction - Advertising & Marketing - Brand Protection & Reputational Management - Copyright (EU) - Copyright (U.S.) - Data Privacy & Security -...more

4/24/2014 - Copyright Cybersecurity Data Protection EU FDA Social Media Trademarks UK

Cyber-Security in Corporate Finance

The ICAEW has partnered with a task force, including the Law Society, the London Stock Exchange, the Takeover Panel and the Confederation of British Industry, to publish a guide on ‘Cyber-Security in Corporate Finance’ for...more

2/20/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach

Google To Get Grilling Before UK Courts for Covert Safari Browser Tracking

High Court Judge Mr Justice Michael Tugendhat has declared in the case Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc. [2014] EWHC 13 (QB) (16 January 2014) that infamous U.S. corporation Google Inc. (‘Google’) will face the scrutiny of the...more

2/12/2014 - Google Internet Surveillance UK Web Tracking

Executive Summary - Business Across Borders

Pilfering on the docks of New York City was once so rife that, so one story goes, an Italian shoemaker shipped his goods in two separate consignments – left and right shoes – to prevent them from being stolen. Today,...more

12/4/2013 - Cross-Border International Trade Agreements Trade Policy

Business Across Borders - Leaving the nest: an overview of companies’ international ventures

With global forecasts for trade growth remaining well below the average of the past 20 years, the last article in our Business Across Borders series, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, examines...more

10/17/2013 - Brazil China Cross-Border Cross-Border Transactions Emerging Markets EU Exports Manufacturers Mexico Wages

Business Across Borders - Smoothing the path: the challenges of operating internationally

The third in our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, delves into the challenges faced by companies doing business across markets. The report and video...more

8/5/2013 - Cross-Border Cross-Border Transactions International Finance

Business Across Borders - Troubled waters: the risks of international commercial disputes

One of the perils of doing cross-border business is the possibility of being pulled into business-related legal wrangles. A recent global survey of executive carried out by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of...more

6/24/2013 - Business Development Cross-Border Risk Assessment Risk Management

Business Across Borders - Licence to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad

Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business. The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more

5/10/2013 - Cross-Border Foreign Corporations Licenses New Regulations Travel

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