The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance -
Reports from the European Commission and the FTC on privacy and security best practices for IoT - key issues and highlights...
Are IPRs impacting the pharmaceutical...more
In its February 2015 Report on the Internet of Things (IoT), the FTC estimated that there are now 25 billion connected devices worldwide. Another more conservative report by Gartner estimates there will be 2.9 billion...more
The New York Department of Financial Services has released its Report on Cyber Security in the Insurance Sector and announced it will begin conducting targeted cybersecurity assessments of New York-regulated insurance...more
On February 8, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services released its Report on Cyber Security in the Insurance Sector, and announced that it will begin conducting targeted cybersecurity assessments of New...more
Blue Edge Lab, a wholly owned subsidiary of DLA Piper LLP (US), in partnership with the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), announced today the launch of CyberTrakSM, a highly innovative online cybersecurity tool featuring...more
Online retail presents unparalleled opportunities for reaching new consumer markets and collecting consumer data. With such opportunities, however, come heightened regulatory scrutiny, compounded by high-profile consumer data...more
In This Issue:
- Understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive: An overview of the new Directive on Consumer Rights and its implementation in Belgium, France, Italy and the UK
- Free Zones in the UAE: What do...more
The FTC has issued three new FAQs clarifying the “verifiable parental consent” requirements under the COPPA Rule.
In one of the revised FAQs, the FTC reiterates that the COPPA Rule’s list of parental consent methods is...more
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued a preliminary opinion that addresses some of the issues and convergences in EU data protection, consumer protection and competition laws that are not up to date with...more
In a vote yesterday, the European Parliament has given its formal approval to its version of the new European Data Protection Regulation. With an approval given by 621 for, 10 against, 22 abstentions, the path is now set for...more
Malaysia’s first ever comprehensive privacy law, the Personal Data Protection Act of 2010 (“PDPA“), came into force on November 15, 2013.
The Malaysia Parliament passed the PDPA in 2010. However, it was passed with...more
Discussions at the European Parliament level continue to call into question the validity of the EU Safe Harbor Program in the wake of the NSA scandal. Amidst continuing discussions over Safe Harbor, it is possible that the...more
On October 24th, at the European Council summit in Brussels, leaders from the 28 EU member states agreed to push back the deadline for the adoption of the new EU data protection framework, agreeing that the deadline should be...more
NEW SEC GENERAL SOLICITATION AND “BAD ACTOR” RULES RE PRIVATE STOCK SALES NOW IN EFFECT -
New Securities and Exchange Commission rules concerning private stock sales are now in effect.
Under these rules, for...more
On September 23, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 568 into law, a bill that gives minors in California the right to require that Internet companies delete content posted online by the minors. This concept is sometimes...more
The handbook offers a quick overview of those aspects of data protection law that have the most practical significance to businesses, including:
- International data transfer restrictions