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Turkish hackers claim hacking into Library of Congress website

A hacking group that has dubbed itself the “Turk Hack Team” is taking credit on an online message board that it hacked into the Library of Congress website and hosted systems of Congress.gov, the Copyright Office,...more

Data Retention Questions Referred to the European Court for Clarification

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Mass surveillance has been under scrutiny yet again since the UK Court of Appeal, on 20 November 2015, asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to clarify whether it intended to “lay down mandatory requirements...more

The Schrems Decision and Safe Harbor: Can you bring tools to the data? [Video]

In this Front-Line interview, which is the first of two parts, EDT CEO, Jo Sherman, shares her views as to how data protection and transfer have now changed with regards to the recent Schrems decision. Jo encourages...more

Analysis of Close Proximity Issues in Transactions Reviewed by CFIUS

by White & Case LLP on

A US business’ close proximity to facilities or areas considered sensitive by the US Government can raise concerns when the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is evaluating the potential national...more

UK’s First Ever Right To Be Forgotten Enforcement : Google In The Firing Line Again

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made what appears to be its first “right to be forgotten” enforcement action against Google Inc. The ICO issued the notice on 18 August 2015, ordering Google to remove nine...more

Proposed Rule to Subject Certain Cybersecurity Items to Greater Export Restrictions

The U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently published a proposed rule enhancing controls on certain cybersecurity items under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Specifically, the...more

Canada Issues First Penalties Under Anti-Spam Law

CRTC imposes over US$900,000 in fines against two companies, reminding U.S.- and foreign-based businesses about possible liability under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law - This month marks the issuance of the first two enforcement...more

Can the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Weather the Storm?

by Snell & Wilmer on

On 24 March, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) heard argument on a case that could significantly impact, if not invalidate altogether, the Safe Harbor framework that facilitates the flow of personal data from...more

EUROPE: EU-US data flows at risk? European Court of Justice today heard Facebook case.

by DLA Piper on

Yesterday, the Schrems v. Irish Data Protection Commission case was brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) for an oral hearing, following referral by the Irish High Court. While the final ruling by...more

The Game of Drones: between the Far West and a new European regulation

by DLA Piper on

Unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, are being increasingly used throughout Europe (and elsewhere) in a variety of sectors, from news, documentaries and TV productions to pizza delivery (albeit less frequently!)…...more

Guest Blog Post: Changes to the Polish Data Protection Act

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 1st January 2015 amendments to the Polish Data Protection Act of 29th August 1997 came into force. These amendments (the “Amendments”) impact: (i) the role played by the “administrator bezpieczenstwa informacji,” (“DPO”)...more

FCA publishes Memorandum of Understanding between the FCA and ICO

by Reed Smith on

On 28 January 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which it entered into with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (dated 29 September 2014)....more

Read the Directions Carefully Before Playing: State Department Releases Military Drone Export Guidance

The United States has a responsibility, or so the State Department tells us, to ensure the sales and exports of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are consistent with U.S. national security interests, U.S. policy, and even U.S....more

How Data Privacy Regulations Changed Across Asia-Pacific in 2014

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

2014 saw a large number of significant developments in data privacy laws across Asia-Pacific. However, unsurprisingly there has not been a consistent approach across Asia-Pacific towards the development of data privacy...more

Google to be inspected by Italian privacy regulator

by DLA Piper on

At the end of last week, the Italian privacy regulator reported the news on the approval of an arrangement with Google enabling the Italian DPA – for the first time in Europe – to regularly monitor the implementation by...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

Highlights of this edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update include the FAA’s recent rulemakings involving New York area airport slots and safety management systems for U.S. Part 121 air carriers, developments...more

EU Set to Strengthen Data Protection Laws

by Cozen O'Connor on

Businesses that operate in the European Union (EU) may soon face a new set of data protection regulations. High-level discussions about a proposal to consolidate all individual EU-member nations’ data protection regulations...more

Europe: National data protection authorities should be independent

by DLA Piper on

Following a series of previous judgments, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed in the case of the Commission v Hungary (case C-288/12) the independence of national data protection authorities in the...more

EU Proposed Directive on Network and Information Security

by Reed Smith on

On 7 February, the European Commission (EC) published an EU Cyber Security Strategy encompassing a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS Directive). The aim of the Strategy and NIS Directive is to...more

Privacy in Latin America

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Originally published in Privacy & Security Law Report on January 7, 2013. The privacy landscape in Latin America is undergoing significant changes. With the enactment or implementation of laws in Colombia, Costa Rica,...more

5 Best Practices for Employers Addressing Social Media Use in the Workplace

For the second year in a row, Proskauer has conducted a global survey, “Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 2.0”, which addresses the use of social media in the work place....more

European Data Protection Supervisor Weighs in on the Cloud Debate by Issuing an Opinion

It has been reported that Google will give EU businesses the opportunity to store personal data exclusively on servers in the EU. This appears to have been prompted by compliance difficulties with the current EU data...more

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Seeks Views on Privacy Seals

The European Commission’s revised data protection framework proposals include provisions intended to encourage the use of data protection privacy seals, certification mechanisms and trust marks. These provisions would allow...more

Data Anonymization: UK Code and a New “Anonymisation Network”

by Dentons on

On November 20, 2012, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued the Code of Practice on data anonymization, entitled “Anonymisation: managing data protection risk.” I discussed the draft Code and consultation in...more

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

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