Gail Crawford

Gail Crawford

Latham & Watkins LLP

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European Data Protection Authorities Grant Grace Period Until End of January 2016

The so called Article 29 Working Party met on October 15, 2015 to discuss the consequences of the Schrems Judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). On October 16, 2015, the Working Party published a Statement...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 Judicial Redress Act Legislative Agendas Member State Model Contracts Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

European Court of Justice: Safe Harbor Decision Is Invalid!

On October 6, the European Court of Justice ruled that Decision 2000/520 of the European Commission, which stated that Safe Harbor-certified US companies provide adequate protection for personal data transferred to them from...more

10/7/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws EU Directive European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) FTC International Data Transfers Member State Model Contracts US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

English High Court Declares UK Legislation Expanding Government Powers to Retain and Intercept Data Unlawful

The English High Court has declared that UK legislation which expanded government powers to require communication providers to retain communication traffic data is incompatible with human rights, and is unlawful. The...more

8/13/2015 - Administrative Authority Data Collection Data Retention European Court of Justice (ECJ) Human Rights Law Enforcement New Legislation Telecommunications UK Wireless Industry

The General Counsel’s Role Before and After a Data Breach Incident

“It is often said that there are two kinds of companies out there — those that have suffered a data breach and those that will have one,” said Latham & Watkins partner Kevin Boyle. “So it makes a lot of sense to be prepared...more

10/7/2014 - Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Breach Popular Risk Assessment Risk Management

5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

Global cyber-attack threats stand at the highest ever recorded level, jumping 14 percent from 2012 to 2013 (Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report). Furthermore, a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report found that operating...more

9/11/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Popular

Emergency UK Legislation Expands Government Powers to Retain and Intercept Data

On July 17th, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (“DRIP”) came into effect in the United Kingdom reinstating the Government’s powers to require communication providers to retain traffic data (also known as...more

8/19/2014 - Data Retention Digital Communications National Security New Legislation UK

The "Right to be Forgotten" Landmark Decision: Beyond the Headlines

While the popular press has been full of stories about the European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) ruling creating a “right to be forgotten” (ahead of the still pending Data Protection Regulation), we will focus on both the...more

5/22/2014 - Data Protection EU Google Internet Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines

Cybercrime Loses Its Right to Silence

In 2012, the director gen¬eral of MI5 revealed that a London-listed company had lost £800 million as a result of a state-backed cyber at¬tack. The company in question has not been publicly identified and no disclosures were...more

3/28/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection UK

Looking Outside the Prism: How Safe are Data Transfers?

When former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, leaked documents disclosing the NSA’s mass surveillance programme, known as PRISM, he re-invigorated the debate on, and the media interest in, the validity of the current safeguards...more

1/7/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection NSA

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