The Russian Parliament has just passed new rules requiring personal data of Russians to be stored in Russia. This could mean that the big US IT vendors and other businesses that service Russian consumers will have to invest...more
There has been a debate as to whether the new Regulation is actually going to happen. The clear view from the European Commission and the European Data Protection Supervisor is that the Regulation will happen and the European...more
The UK Government has launched a new cyber security certification framework called “Cyber Essentials“.
This is part of a continuing effort to get business to take cyber security seriously in the wake of the recent...more
Today, the European Parliament voted through the new EU Data Protection reform package (621 in favour of the new Regulation and 10 against with 22 abstentions). It’s a clear endorsement of the proposals. The EU press release...more
The Council of the EU has been busy discussing the draft Regulation this week. There is a press release and press conference to go with it. So what’s new?...more
Last week, the FTC announced that it had settled with a gaming company that falsely claimed to be certified under the US Safe Harbor. The Safe Harbor agreement is a self-certification arrangement under which you can transfer...more
Since the revelations of Edward Snowden, there has been a wave of data privacy repercussions in Europe. Snowden, the former CIA employee and US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, disclosed top secret NSA documents...more