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Russia’s new data law

Russia’s new Data Localisation Law went live yesterday on 1 September. Many companies with operations in Russia are scratching their heads about how to comply. The Basics - The new law applies to businesses with a...more

9/3/2015 - Airlines Booking.com Compliance Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Collection Data Privacy Data Protection Data Security Data Storage Providers eBay Hackers Lenovo PayPal Russia Samsung Uber Websites

Briefing on Russia Data Localisation Law

Russia has, today, implemented a Data Localisation Law. It requires information about Russian citizens to be stored in Russia and many businesses are concerned about how best to comply. There has also been some recent...more

9/1/2015 - Data Localisation Law New Regulations Personal Data Russia

Subject Access Request risk: limits in sight?

A recent High Court case took a very robust stance on the issue of DSARs (Data Subject Access Requests) being used to fuel litigation. An individual can make a DSAR to request access to any of his/her personal...more

8/21/2015 - Compliance Data Privacy ICO Personal Data Request For Information

The slow death of EU forum shopping

Forum shopping (i.e. where businesses pick and choose the most privacy-friendly EU state to set up shop) has always been a somewhat unique side effect of EU data privacy law. Then last year saw the Google Spain case where the...more

8/10/2015 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Facebook Forum Shopping Germany Google Jurisdiction

EU close to doing a deal on Safe Harbor

It has been reported today by the Reuters news agency that the European Commission is working with the US on the final details of a commercial data-sharing deal. We believe this will be the updated Safe Harbor regime which...more

8/7/2015 - Data Protection Data Security Data-Sharing Edward Snowden European Commission Privacy Laws Safe Harbors

UK Supreme Court to re-consider compensation rights under Data Protection Act

This week, Google has been granted permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court as part of the decision in Google Inc. v. Vidal-Hall & Others (2015). This is about rights to claim compensation for breaches of the Data...more

7/31/2015 - Data Breach Data Privacy Data Protection Google Google v Vidal-Hall Just Compensation UK Data Protection Act UK Supreme Court

Are we nearly there yet?

If you kids ask that one more time... Well, I think it’s only fair for us poor Data Protection kids in Europe to have been asking this on repeated occasions over the last three and a half years. It’s certainly a...more

6/18/2015 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Proposed Legislation

ECJ case on Safe Harbor

The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid.  The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems....more

3/27/2015 - Cloud Computing EU European Court of Justice Ireland Safe Harbors

Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbines

It has been reported that a wind turbine which is deployed across the energy sector worldwide has been hacked. Due to a software bug, an attacker can get the user name and password from the browser. This can allow admin...more

3/27/2015 - Canada Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Energy Sector Wind Power

UK Announces investment in digital currencies

UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced yesterday, a £10 million boost from government for digital currency such as Bitcoin.  This was part of the UK “Budget” speech.  It aims to put London and the UK at the centre of...more

3/19/2015

New EU Guidelines on “Google Spain”: Right to be Forgotten

The Article 29 Working Party published new Guidelines on the Right to be Forgotten on 26 November 2014. This is the latest chapter in the story which began with the Google Spain case. In that case, the Court of Justice of...more

12/3/2014 - CJEU Google Popular Right to Be Forgotten Spain

Privacy Politics at IAPP, Brussels!

The recent IAPP Congress in Brussels provided a platform to bring out the “big guns” on privacy. Needless to say, the said “big guns” did not always agree with each other. Here is our “30,000 feet” view of their privacy...more

12/2/2014 - Enforcement EU Privacy Laws

Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck then its probably a duck”. All the indications are that the Regulation will happen. We have to assume it will. This echoes the...more

7/24/2014 - Data Protection Enforcement EU European Commission ICO UK

Russia moves to ban exports of personal data

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

7/7/2014 - Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Russia

EU Data Protection Regulation: Update

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

7/3/2014

UK Government launches “Cyber Essentials” badge

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

6/13/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection Popular UK

Progress On EU Data Privacy Reform: “Irreversible”

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

3/13/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

Data Protection Regulation: Back On Track?

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

3/7/2014 - Big Data EU International Data Transfers

FTC Steps Up Enforcement Action

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

2/18/2014 - Cloud-Based Services Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Enforcement Enforcement Actions FTC International Data Transfers Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Safe Harbors

Obama’s European Privacy Headache

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

1/29/2014 - CIA Cybersecurity Data Protection Edward Snowden EU Metadata NSA PRISM Program Surveillance

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