James Drury-Smith

James Drury-Smith

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Two Years to Get Ready – GDPR Adopted

After 4 years of negotiation, today the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“). In doing so, it signaled the end of the EU approval process and put businesses on alert that they now have...more

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

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is Go…nearly

On 29 February 2016 the European Commission issued the legal texts of the EU-U.S Privacy Shield which aims to replace the defunct EU-U.S Safe Harbor Framework as a legitimate mechanism for transferring personal data from the...more

3/2/2016 - EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Transparency US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor 2.0: Political Agreement Reached – The EU-US Privacy Shield

The European Commission has announced that it has reached a deal to replace the EU-US Safe Harbor framework that was declared invalid last year by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”). Heralded as the EU-US...more

2/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Ombudsman Personal Data Popular Safe Harbors

EU Reaches Agreement On New Data Protection By Laws

After nearly 4 years of negotiations, yesterday evening the EU reached agreement on the final provisions of its new data protection laws. With it, a new era of data protection has been ushered in that will have far reaching...more

12/16/2015 - Data Processors Data Protection EU Personal Data Reporting Requirements

A Great Leap Forward: EU Soon to Have Broad Rules on Cybersecurity and Incident Reporting

On December 7, 2015, more than two and a half years after the first draft, the European Union Council finally reached an important, informal agreement with the Parliament on important network and information security rules...more

12/16/2015 - Cyber Incident Reporting Cybersecurity EU Germany Incident Response Plans Information Security

EU Commission to Update Decisions Authorising Personal Data Transfers to Certain Countries Outside the EU

Last Friday (6 November 2015) the EU Commission issued a communication on the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US under the Data Protection Directive following the judgment by the Court of Justice in the Schrems...more

11/13/2015 - Data Protection Authority European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Personal Data US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

German DPAs Add Further Pressure to EU-US Data Transfers

Yesterday, German federal and state (Länder) data protection authorities ("DPAs") issued a Position Paper following the recent Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") ruling that struck down the EU-US Safe Harbor...more

10/27/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Binding Corporate Rules Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Data Privacy Data Protection Authority European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Germany International Data Transfers Personal Data Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

US–EU Safe Harbor – Struck Down!

1. CJEU finds Safe Harbor Invalid - In a landmark ruling delivered today, Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared that the EU Commission's US - EU Safe Harbour regime is...more

10/7/2015 - Cloud Computing Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Security Data Transfers Due Diligence EEA EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook International Data Transfers Personal Data Popular Privacy Concerns Privacy Policy Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework Young Lawyers

EU–US Safe Harbor About to be Struck Down?

Thousands of U.S. and European companies who rely on the EU–US Safe Harbor Framework to permit the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S., have come a step closer to seeing the transfer mechanism struck down....more

10/1/2015 - Advocate General Cloud Computing Compliance Cross-Border Data Loss Prevention Data Protection Data Security Data Transfers Dispute Resolution Edward Snowden EEA Email EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU–US Safe Harbor About to be Struck Down?

Thousands of U.S. and European companies who rely on the EU–US Safe Harbor Framework to permit the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S., have come a step closer to seeing the transfer mechanism struck down....more

9/23/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Security Data Transfers EU Personal Data Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Privacy, Data Security and Internet Safety Alert: Tough New EU Data Protection Proposals Edge Closer

On Jan. 10, 2013, Jan Philipp Albrecht, the European Parliament’s Rapporteur, presented his report on the European Commission’s proposals for a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With his recommendations, data...more

2/7/2013 - Data Collection Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Internet Privacy Policy

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