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Cybersecurity Remains a Hot Topic for Boards in 2017

by Snell & Wilmer on

Each year, a number of surveys and commentators describe and predict the trending topics of interest and importance to boards of directors in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. As we wrap up the first quarter of 2017, it...more

Top Trends in Business Law that You Need to Know for 2017

by Fraser Trebilcock on

Macy’s and Kmart are each closing a Lansing, Michigan location – but did you know that in general, retail spending is up? It’s easier than ever to collect customer data, but business owners beware: you need to...more

Article 29 Working Party Releases Procedures, Template Complaint Form for Privacy Shield Complaints

by WilmerHale on

On February 20, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party released procedures and a template complaint form for implementing the EU-US Privacy Shield. The procedures govern the functioning of the informal data protection authority...more

No, A Little Noticed Executive Order Did Not Kill Privacy Shield

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

We have previously noted that the the U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield data transfer may not be dead, but it is ailing. These concerns have been exacerbated by a January 25, 2017 presidential Executive Order (EO) “Enhancing Public...more

Global Investigations Review Conference Highlights the Future of Anti-Corruption Enforcement Recapping GIR Live DC

by King & Spalding on

On February 16, 2017, Global Investigations Review (“GIR”) held its second annual GIR Live DC in Washington, D.C. With an emphasis on global anticorruption enforcement, the event featured a variety of experts in complex,...more

Data Protection Law- A Broken Shield

Sweeping statements made in an Executive Order issued five days into the Trump administration have cast doubt on the legal status of the EU-US Privacy Shield and have caused at least one highly-placed EU politician to...more

The Top 5 International Data Privacy Issues for Employers in 2017

As employers catch their breaths after an action-packed 2016, they need to gear up for another turbulent year for international data privacy issues in 2017. The top five international data privacy issues follow....more

EU Data Protection Law Subjects U.S.-Based Companies to Potentially Substantial Penalties

by Benesch on

On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the “ePR”) will go into full force and effect. That gives companies that do business in the EU,...more

Incident Response Plans: A Comparison of US Law, EU Law and Soon-To-Be EU Law

by Bryan Cave on

The best way to handle any emergency is to be prepared. When it comes to data breaches, incident response plans are the first step organizations take to prepare....more

Privacy Implications of President Trump’s Immigration Order

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On Wednesday, January 25, President Donald J. Trump directed federal agencies, “to the extent consistent with applicable law,” to ensure that “their privacy policies exclude persons who are not U.S. citizens or lawful...more

Data Protection Officers: A Comparison of US Law, EU Law, and Soon-to-be-EU Law

by Bryan Cave on

Although organizations in the United States have dealt with privacy issues for years, only in the past decade have they begun to view the complexities of privacy as requiring formal organizational structure and, in some...more

Hey! Did You Hear? The United States Imposed Sanctions Against Russia.

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

For those of us who live and breathe U.S. economic sanctions, we are used to most people largely ignoring what goes on in our world. The United States’ recent imposition of new sanctions against Russia, however, was not one...more

US Expands Cyber-Related Sanctions Executive Order and Designates Russian Parties

by White & Case LLP on

On December 29, 2016, President Obama issued a new Executive Order (EO) entitled "Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities."...more

Six Months In, Privacy Shield Is Battered But Holding: Three Notable Developments in U.S-E.U. Data Transfers

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The United States has traditionally taken a libertarian approach to data privacy: “what is not forbidden is permitted.” Outside sensitive sectors such as health (HIPAA) and finance (GLBA), the United States was historically...more

Leaked Draft ePrivacy Regulation: What to Expect from the New Rules

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

An internal Commission draft of a new ePrivacy Regulation (Draft) has been leaked to the public. The Commission plans to propose it in early 2017, but the content of the Draft does not seem near a final proposal. It is either...more

New EU ePrivacy rules in the making

by DLA Piper on

Those who think that the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a lot to contend with are now facing the prospect of a new Regulation replacing the 2002 ePrivacy Directive. A version of the draft Regulation leaked earlier...more

Data Breach Notification In the EU: A Comparison of US and Soon-To-Be EU Law

by Bryan Cave on

In the United States Congress has repeatedly attempted, but failed, to agree on federal data breach notification legislation. As a result, there is no single federal statute that imposes a breach notification obligation on...more

Brexit: Impact on data protection

by DLA Piper on

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, we consider the potential implications for data protection compliance. ...more

FAA Sends Proposed Rule for Drone Flights over People to the White House OIRA

Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a new rule for performance-based standards and means-of-compliance for operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones’) over people who are not...more

Internet of Things (IoT) Security Takes Center Stage At FBI, DHS, NIST and Congress

by Dentons on

On October 21, 2016, a domain name service host and internet management company experienced at least two waves of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that impacted at least 80 websites, including those belonging to...more

California Amends Its Data Breach Notification Law…Again

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Under this most recent change to California’s breach notification laws (California Civil Code sections 1798.29 and 1798.82), which takes effect January 1, 2017, businesses and agencies subject to the laws can no longer assume...more

President Donald J. Trump – What Lies Ahead for Privacy, Cybersecurity, e-Communication?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following a brutal campaign – one laced with Wikileaks’ email dumps, confidential Clinton emails left unprotected, flurries of Twitter and other social media activity – it will be interesting to see how a Trump Administration...more

New Qatar Data Protection Law: What does it mean for business?

by DLA Piper on

Qatar's new data privacy law will mean that businesses must take action to protect the privacy of personal data or risk fines of up to QR 5 million (USD 1.47 million). Subject to any extensions, businesses will have a...more

White House Issues Presidential Directive Coordinating Government Response To “Cyber Incidents”

by Dentons on

On July 26, 2016, President Obama issued a new Presidential Directive setting forth the framework for how the United States (US) federal government will respond to “cyber incidents,” whether involving government or private...more

Want to Weigh In On Cyber Issues? Here's How.

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Do you feel that the federal government doesn’t listen? Or at least not to you? Well, here is the opportunity to have your voice heard, albeit just on cybersecurity....more

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