Robert Stankey

Robert Stankey

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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EU High Court Invalidates U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework

As has been widely reported, the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor – probably the most commonly used method for transferring personal data to the United States – has been invalidated by an EU court. The court’s decision has wide-ranging...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 U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU Court Opinion Puts Pressure on Reform of U.S.-EU Safe Harbor for Data Transfers

A European court has taken an initial step toward invalidating the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, one of the primary means for transferring personal data of Europeans to the U.S. It adds more pressure on EU authorities and...more

9/24/2015 - Data Protection Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act NSA Personal Data Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

U.S. Steps Up Efforts to Make “Safe Harbor Safe Again” – FTC, Justice Department Work to Keep EU Happy and Avoid Pull Back from...

Within the span of two days, both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced initiatives meant to assuage the European Union’s concerns over trans-Atlantic data flows and to secure...more

6/30/2014 - Data Protection DOJ Edward Snowden EU European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) FTC Personally Identifiable Information Safe Harbors

UK Gives Search Engines Time to Comply With 'Right to Be Forgotten'

The UK data protection watchdog has said that it will give search engines like Google some time to put measures in place to respond to requests to take down links in search results. ...more

5/23/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Internet Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines UK

United States Charges China with Cyber-Espionage in Unprecedented Indictment

This morning, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted five Chinese military officials on charges of computer hacking, economic espionage, and...more

5/20/2014 - China Cyber Espionage Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Protection Foreign Policy Hackers Indictments

Brazil Enacts "Internet Bill of Rights," Including Net Neutrality and Privacy Protections

Brazil’s long-debated “Internet Bill of Rights” has finally become law. The legislation, which passed the Brazilian Senate unanimously in April, is intended to secure equality of access to the Internet in Brazil—i.e., Net...more

5/15/2014 - Brazil Data Protection Internet Net Neutrality

EU High Court Overturns Telecom Data Retention Requirements

The Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest court in the EU, declared the EU’s 2006 Data Retention Directive invalid in a judgment issued on April 8, 2014. The directive, which has been implemented via national...more

4/10/2014 - Data Retention Electronic Communications EU Internet Privacy Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Telecommunications

Data Protection Regulation Proposal Approved by the European Parliament

The European Parliament has finalized its version of the proposed Data Protection Regulation, which would substantially change personal data protection rules in the 31-country European Economic Area. The Parliament’s LIBE...more

10/30/2013 - Consent Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements EU EU Data Protection Laws Extraterritoriality Rules Internet LIBE Penalties Personally Identifiable Information Right to Delete

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