Grant D. Petersen

Grant D. Petersen

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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New Agreement on Privacy Shield Set to Become Final in Early July

On June 24, 2016, the European Commission announced that it had reached a final agreement with the United States on the terms of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which will permit U.S. companies to transfer the personal data of...more

6/28/2016 - Corporate Counsel Data Retention EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission International Data Transfers Ombudsman Personal Data Surveillance UK UK Brexit Young Lawyers

EU Extends "Qualified" Moratorium on Enforcement Actions for Data Transfers to the U.S.

On February 3, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party, the EU body representing the data protection authorities (DPA) of each EU member country, announced that all of the DPAs across the EU have agreed to extend the current...more

2/5/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority Enforcement Actions EU EU-US Privacy Shield General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Moratorium Standard Contractual Clauses US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

New ‘EU-US Privacy Shield’ to replace Safe Harbour

On February 2, 2016, in a meeting conducted in Brussels, the European Commission and the United States agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows. With all the negative connotations surrounding it, the name “Safe...more

2/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Europeans Agree on New Data Privacy Laws

After four years of debate and a year of uncertainty over the future of data transfers from the European Union (EU) to the United States, this week has seen a historic move towards finalizing new legislation to govern data...more

12/21/2015 - EU European Commission FTC General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Personal Data Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Current Status of EU Data Transfers and Recommended Next Steps for Former Safe Harbor Companies

As has been widely publicized, on October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its much-anticipated decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Case C-362/14 invalidating European Commission’s Decision...more

11/20/2015 - Article 29 Working Group EU EU Data Protection Laws Model Contracts Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

The Schrems Saga Continues: Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority Revokes Transfer Authorizations

Citing the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) October 6, 2015 decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, which invalidated the EU Commission’s Safe Harbor decision, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology...more

10/23/2015 - Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Ireland Israel Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

The Fallout from the Schrems Decision Continues

On October 14, 2015, the data protection commissioner from the German state of Schleswig-Holstein issued a position paper declaring that the use of model contract clauses by U.S. companies and European employees’ consent to...more

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

European Court of Justice Invalidates European Commission’s Safe Harbor Decision

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its much-anticipated decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Case C-362/14. The case considered the viability of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework,...more

10/7/2015 - Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook International Data Transfers Ireland US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Is the Safe Harbor Framework Still Safe?

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will issue its decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Case C-362/14, which may invalidate the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The Safe Harbor Framework...more

10/5/2015 - Edward Snowden EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook International Data Transfers NSA Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Florida’s New Data Breach Notification Requirements Take Effect July 1

On June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA) into law. FIPA imposes stringent new security and notice requirements on businesses and employers that maintain...more

6/27/2014 - Compliance Data Breach Data Protection

Nothing Personal: How to be Smart About Your BYOD Workplace Policy (And Why It Matters!)

You might think people are making more out of BYOD than it deserves, that it is a relatively benign issue. Alas, you’d be wrong....more

2/6/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Confidential Information FLSA Legal Perspectives Wage and Hour

The DOJ And SEC Issue Their Comprehensive Guide To The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

General Counsels, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and Corporate Secretaries of U.S. publicly-traded companies across the country must take individual responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of...more

11/16/2012 - Certificates of Compliance Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide Sarbanes-Oxley SEC

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