Robert Stankey

Robert Stankey

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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EU Data Supervisor: Privacy Shield Needs “Robust Improvements”

The push for the European Union and the United States to reopen negotiations over the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield may have just become a shove, due to a recent opinion released by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)...more

6/6/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU Data Protection Authority EDPS EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Personal Data Popular

EU Parliament: EU, U.S. Must Improve Privacy Shield

On May 26, 2016, the European Parliament passed a resolution (2016/2727 (RSP)) calling on the European Commission (EC) to reopen negotiations with the United States to improve perceived “deficiencies” in the EU-U.S. Privacy...more

5/27/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU Publishes Final Text of GDPR

On May 4, 2016, the final version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The GDPR, which will replace the EU’s current Data Protection Directive,...more

5/10/2016 - EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Member State Multinationals

Top Takeaways from IAPP

The world of privacy grows every day as more data goes through the cloud. The new trends and weekly data breaches make conferences like the Global Privacy Summit all the more relevant. Earlier this month we went to...more

4/25/2016 - Broadband Data Breach FBI FCC FERPA FTC General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) HIPAA HIPAA Audits Internet Service Providers (ISPs) OCR Privacy Concerns Risk Assessment Student Privacy Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Still Needs Work, Says Committee of European Privacy Regulators

On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party, comprised of European data protection regulators, issued its opinion on the European Commission’s proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The Working Party commended the European...more

4/20/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) EU EU-US Privacy Shield General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Details Released – Is the New Data Transfer Arrangement Right for Your Company?

On February 29 the European Commission released its Draft Adequacy Decision and supplemental documents on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”), giving businesses that transfer data from the European Union to the...more

3/8/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules CJEU Data Protection EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Personal Data Popular Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

Negotiators Announce “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield,” Replacing Safe Harbor for EU Data Transfers to the U.S.

U.S. and EU officials have agreed on a Safe Harbor replacement just as a deadline from EU data protection authorities passed. However, the exact details of the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield have not been released and...more

2/5/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules CJEU Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors

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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