Susan Foster

Susan Foster

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New Draft Processor to Sub-processor Model Clauses (Art. 29 Working Party)

(LONDON) The Art. 29 Working Party, a key advisory body to the EU Commission, recently proposed draft model clauses to cover the transfer of personal data from EEA data processors to non-EEA sub-processors....more

4/9/2014 - Data Protection EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws

New Timeline for Adoption of Definitive EU Data Protection Regulation

(LONDON) The European Commission announced yesterday that it is working towards a revised timeline for the adoption of a definitive Data Protection Regulation by the end of 2014. While Commissioner Viviane Reding’s...more

1/29/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EU UK

On the 9th Day of Privacy, the European Union Gave to Me . . .

. . . a delayed delivery notice for the biggest package of the holiday season! (LONDON) Major changes are on the way in Europe that will have a significant impact on companies anywhere in the world that collect or...more

12/19/2013 - Data Collection Data Protection EU Privacy Laws

European Commission Proposes New Ground Rules for US Safe Harbor

(LONDON) The European Commission, which has the authority to make changes to the US Safe Harbor program, has published a paper titled “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” that sets out the changes that the Commission would...more

11/29/2013 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission NSA Personally Identifiable Information Safe Harbors Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Key EU Parliament Committee Endorses Revised Draft of Data Protection Regulation

(LONDON) As widely expected, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted today in favor of a revised, even tougher draft of the Data Protection Regulation that will (if...more

10/23/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Collection Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws LIBE Personally Identifiable Information

Should we worry about Safe Harbor being suspended because of the NSA’s PRISM Program?

(LONDON) Various data protection power players have called for the suspension or curtailment of the US Safe Harbor program ever since the Snowden revelations that the US NSA has required large internet service providers such...more

10/21/2013 - EU FTC Internet Service Providers NSA PRISM Safe Harbors

New Enforcement Guidance from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office

(LONDON) Who is on the ICO’s radar these days? August seems to be the month for getting new guidance documents out the door at the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office. The UK ICO has just published guidance...more

8/16/2013 - Compliance Enforcement ICO UK

New Tools from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office: How to Respond to Subject Access Requests

(LONDON) The UK ICO has come through yet again with some clear guidance as to how to apply the UK’s data protection laws in connection with requests by individuals for access to their personal data. While we are waiting with...more

8/15/2013 - Compliance Data Protection ICO UK

European Union Antitrust Law and License Agreements: Proposed changes to the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation...

SaChanges afoot - European antitrust law (often referred to as competition law) has tried for several decades to balance patent rights (which, until EU-wide patent rights are implemented, remain inherently...more

7/11/2013 - Antitrust Provisions Competition Contract Interpretation EU License Agreements Patent Ownership Patents Safe Harbors Technology Transfer Agreements

EU Data Protection Regulation: and the horizon recedes again . . .

(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more

5/13/2013 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

EU Data Protection Regulation: Looming closer . . .

(LONDON) The draft of the new Data Protection Regulation, the first EU privacy law with highly serious teeth in the form of fines based on global turnover, continues to wend its way through various committees of the European...more

4/22/2013 - EU Data Protection Laws Proposed Legislation

EU versus Google: A test case for the viability of a global data protection policy?

(LONDON) The EU has escalated its existing investigation of Google’s global privacy policy, a policy covering all of Google’s services that was introduced by Google last year. Up until April 3, the French data protection...more

4/5/2013 - Data Protection EU Google Investigations Privacy Policy

Latest EU Proposal Will Force More Companies to Disclose Data Breaches

(LONDON) The European Commission recently published a draft “Cybersecurity Directive” which aims to increase the level of preparedness across the EU to deal with threats to network and information security. The Directive...more

2/11/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements EU EU Cybersecurity Directives EU Data Protection Laws European Commission Information Sharing

The Sony data breach fine: A hand-slap from London now, but what would it have been under the proposed new EU Data Protection...

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Sony £250,000 for the widely publicized 2011 security breach during which hackers gained access to personal data (including credit card information) of over 77 million...more

1/25/2013 - Cybertheft Data Breach Data Protection ICO Personally Identifiable Information Sony UK Data Protection Act

The View from London: European Parliament Publishes Proposal for Revised Draft of EU Data Protection Regulation

The European Parliament recently published a report on the European Commission’s draft of a new EU Data Protection Regulation. The report, which includes the European Parliament’s proposal for a revised draft of the...more

1/10/2013 - Consent Data Collection Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission Privacy Policy

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- January 2013

In the January edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

1/9/2013 - Biofuel China Clean Tech Fiscal Cliff Investment Tax Credits Offshore Wind Production Tax Credit REIT Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- December 2012

In the December edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

12/7/2012 - Biofuel Clean Tech Solar Energy Wind Power

From Brussels: The New EU Data Protection Regulation — Will they or won’t they? And if so, when?

Sometimes the most interesting things that emerge from conferences are whispered across the aisle just after a presentation or debated by attendees off-site over a glass or two of wine....more

11/19/2012 - Data Protection EU European Commission

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