Rafi Azim-Khan

Rafi Azim-Khan

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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EU and U.S. Reach Data Transfer Agreement: Perhaps a Shield, But No Silver Bullet

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce reached an accord on a new transatlantic data transfer protocol. Nicknamed the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the framework would replace the...more

2/5/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors

Agreement Reached On New EU Data Protection Laws and Major New Fines

European Union officials finally reached agreement this week on a new European data protection regulation (Regulation) that will essentially tear up existing European laws, introduce a brand new statutory regime and...more

12/18/2015 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Fines General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

False Hope or a Possible Safe Harbor Reboot?

With EU-U.S. data transfer scheme Safe Harbor being found to be “invalid” recently by Europe’s top court, pressure has increased on U.S. and EU officials to put aside differences and see if an alternative 2.0 scheme could be...more

11/2/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC International Data Transfers Model Contracts U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor Dead: What U.S. Businesses Need to Know/Do Next

The decision of Europe’s top court yesterday to confirm that the ruling that the Europe Union(EU)/U.S. Safe Harbor scheme, Commission Decision 2000/520, was invalid has major implications for any businesses transferring data...more

10/8/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Authority Edward Snowden EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook FTC International Data Transfers Ireland National Security NSA Personal Data Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

With Safe Harbor now “Invalid,” Companies Must Change Data Practices

Europe’s top court ruled that U.S. companies relying upon the “Safe Harbor Framework” data sharing regime to maintain information regarding EU citizens is “invalid.” This means that any company relying upon the Safe Harbor...more

10/8/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers National Security NSA Personal Data PRISM Program Privacy Policy Right to Privacy Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Cybersecurity and the Aviation Sector: Recent Incidents Highlight Unique Risks

Given the range of threats and the catastrophic impact an attack could have on an airline, strategizing to reduce the risk of breaches and implementing plans to deal with them once they occur should be prioritized at board...more

8/26/2015 - Aviation Industry Cybersecurity Data Breach Hackers

How Businesses Can Reduce Cyber Risk: Pre and Post Incident: Businesses Need to Take a More Proactive Approach to Reducing What Is...

As the volume of sensitive data that businesses store ever increases, the use of mobile devices continues to grow and cyber villains become ever more sophisticated, it is perhaps of no surprise that we hear about new...more

6/24/2015 - Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach Mobile Devices Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Strategic Planning UK UK Data Protection Act

Prioritising Privacy

Law firms and clients that are caught unaware of changes to international data protection legislation risk heavy fines. New laws, fines and increased enforcement activity mean that staying on top of data protection...more

10/22/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Privacy Laws UK

European “Cookie Sweep” Initiative – 15 - 19 September 2014 – Is Your Website Ready?

The European data protection authorities will be conducting a “cookie sweep” later this month, carrying out random spot checks on websites to assess for compliance with EU “cookie” laws. Businesses should therefore be...more

9/9/2014 - Audits Cookies EU Websites

Important Announcement of a Key New Data Privacy Initiative

Rafi Azim-Khan, Partner and Head of Data Privacy, Europe at Pillsbury and Chair of the British American Business' Law Forum, was in Washington, DC yesterday to hear the important announcement of a key new data privacy...more

3/10/2014 - Data Protection European Commission FTC Privacy Concerns

Personal Data Transfers from the European Economic Area: Binding Corporate Rules Emerge as Increasingly Attractive Option

It is difficult to recall a time when the issue of personal data transfers from the European Economic Area ("EEA") has been as widely and hotly debated as it has over the past year or so. Significant movements during the past...more

2/26/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Edward Snowden EU EU Data Protection Laws NSA

New EU Cookie Guidance: Crumbs of comfort or confusion?

As many who have struggled to find a clear way to comply will know, an important change to the EU E-Privacy Directive (implemented by many EU states late 2011/2012) meant that, in summary, websites which...more

11/11/2013 - Cookies Data Collection EU EU Data Protection Laws Opt-In

Personal Data Transfers from the European Economic Area: Time to Consider Binding Corporate Rules 2.0

What exactly is the '"best" solution for an international business needing to handle and transfer personal data across borders? This has become an increasingly important and common question as business becomes more...more

5/16/2013

2013 Albrecht Report confirms Major Changes in EU Data Laws - Are You Ready?

Why do you need to act urgently even if you feel your data handling is compliant? If you are a US headquartered company do you need to bother with these new EU laws and significant changes proposed?...more

3/7/2013 - Cloud Computing EU EU Data Protection Laws Mobile Apps Social Media

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