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UK Regulator Examines Scope of Securities Laws, Warns of Initial Coin Offering Risks

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The UK Financial Conduct Authority has released a statement on initial coin offerings. It focuses the circumstances in which an ICO might fall within the scope of the FCA's current regulatory boundaries as well...more

FTC Settles Charges Regarding Privacy Shield Noncompliance

by Morgan Lewis on

On September 8, 2017, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that three US companies have reached a settlement regarding charges that the companies misled consumers in connection with their participation in the EU-US...more

Have you started auditing your contracts with your service providers that handle EU personal data? UK Information Commissioner’s...

Many companies have started the potentially lengthy process of auditing their service provider contracts to make sure that they comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on...more

UK Government Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Connected and Automated Vehicles

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 6 August 2017, the UK government released ‘The Key Principles of Vehicle Cyber Security for Connected and Automated Vehicles’, guidance aimed at ensuring minimum cybersecurity protections for consumers in the manufacture...more

Equifax Breach Affects 143M: If GDPR Were in Effect, What Would Be the Impact?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The security breach announced by Equifax Inc. on September 7, 2017, grabbed headlines around the world as Equifax revealed that personal data of roughly 143 million consumers in the United States and certain UK and Canadian...more

Blockchain Week in Review – September 2017 #7

by Perkins Coie on

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more

Nice Try Or Reasonable Approach? – The UK Reveals Its Post-BREXIT Data Protection Strategy

by King & Spalding on

On August 24, 2017, the UK’s Department for Exiting the European Union (“the Department”) published “A Future Partnership Paper” (“Partnership Paper”) in which it outlined its approach on the exchange and protection of...more

Proposed Changes to Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012

by Morgan Lewis on

The Personal Data Protection Commission is holding a public consultation exercise on its proposed changes to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012....more

Implementing China’s Cybersecurity Law

by Jones Day on

China’s Cybersecurity Law was issued on November 7, 2016, by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and it came into effect on June 1, 2017. The Cybersecurity Law marks the first comprehensive law in China...more

Russia Updates The List Of Countries With Adequate Protection Of Data

by King & Spalding on

The Russian Personal Data Law refers to an official list of countries deemed to provide the adequate level of data protection (the “List”). The List is maintained by the competent regulatory authority, Roskomnadzor....more

General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies (Part Three)

Even though the GDPR is a general regulation, some provisions are expressly addressing the specificities of the processing of personal data in the healthcare/life science sectors....more

General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies (Part One)

The clock is ticking: on May 25, 2018, in less than a year from now, the General Data Protection Regulation (“the GDPR”) will apply in all Member States of the European Union (“EU”) and will replace the Directive 95/46/CE...more

General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies (Part Two)

New General Features of the GDPR - Some of the GDPR general features may be of particular interest for companies in the healthcare/life science sectors....more

UK Privacy Regulator Busts Myths About Consent Under GDPR

by King & Spalding on

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is dismissing misinformation about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force next year. In a recent blog post, the second in a series launched on August 9,...more

Think That Your Firm Isn’t Subject to GDPR? You May Be Wrong About That: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

We’re getting closer and closer to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard designed to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It goes...more

GDPR Applies to US Firms

The European Data Protection Regulation is to come into force on 25 May 2018 (the “GDPR”). It introduces many far-reaching changes in data processing, including the possibility of the supervision authority to impose high...more

Cyber Claims in Mexico: A Reactionary Evolution of an Insurance Sector

by Zelle LLP on

In the wake of numerous cross-border, well-publicized cyber-attacks, cyber-insurance has quickly become a hot issue. This area has also become a trending topic because of the abrupt and quick need for response in a generally...more

Social Links: SCOTUS embraces technology; IoT companies proliferate; blockchain might make senior execs extinct

A federal district court in Wisconsin struck down the first law in the country requiring augmented-reality-game makers to go through a complicated permit-application process before their apps could be used in county parks....more

New Russian Legislation May Contradict GDPR

by King & Spalding on

In July 2016, two bills became law as part of a package of amendments designed to protect Russian citizens’ data against terrorism. The measures were dubbed as the “Yarovaya Law” or “Yarovaya Package” after one of its...more

Ready For May 2018: New German Data Protection Act Passed Parliament

by King & Spalding on

On July 5, 2017, the German parliament passed the new German federal data protection act (“FDPA”), setting the stage for the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into force in Europe in May next year. The new...more

With a New FBI Chief, Compliance Cops Remain on the Beat

by NAVEX Global on

Leaders of organizations across the country might be tempted to view the appointment of Christopher Wray, confirmed as the new head of the FBI on Tuesday, as a sign the new administration plans to ease up on regulating...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - July 2017

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine new privacy laws in Germany, an FTC settlement with an alleged consumer loan company over unfair and deceptive practices, the dismissal of a data...more

UK House Of Lords Issues Report On Post-Brexit EU Data Transfers

by King & Spalding on

On July 18, 2017, the UK’s House of Lords European Union Committee published a report on EU data protection standards and the impact on the U.K. in the wake of Brexit. The House of Lords’ report, entitled, Brexit: the EU data...more

The General Data Protection Regulation – Top 10 Considerations

by Goodwin on

The clock is ticking and in less than a year the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in full force. Companies should be getting ready now in order to avoid hefty fines for violations (up to...more

Guest Post – Causation or No Causation, That Is the Question.

by Reed Smith on

Today we feature another guest post from our European correspondents, Reed Smith partner Marilyn Moberg and associate Kathryn Bond. There has been another EU development from the Court of Justice (its description, not ours)...more

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