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UK ICO Publishes Discussion Paper on Profiling and Automated Decision-Making under GDPR

by WilmerHale on

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) continues to play an active role in shaping data protection law in the EU, notwithstanding the UK’s decision to leave the EU in the aftermath of Brexit. On April 6, 2017, the ICO...more

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2017"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss the Congressional vote to repeal the FCC Privacy Rule, new cybersecurity developments from the Trump administration and the FTC's new guidance to companies on...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

This week’s news flash – a quick overview of timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization. 1. Cross-border transfers of personal data and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield...more

EU Commissioner - President Trump Set To Discuss Future Of Privacy Shield Accord

by King & Spalding on

European Union (“EU”) Commissioner Vera Jourová will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump this month to discuss the future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) accord which imposes obligations on U.S. companies...more

Market Solutions, Volume 26, No. 1

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Sanctions: Will the Trump Administration Stay the Course? President Trump made many statements during the campaign regarding actions he plans to take to reverse Obama administration sanctions policies. These included...more

Proposed Amendments to New Zealand Privacy Law

by DLA Piper on

The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner (Commissioner), John Edwards, recently released a report reviewing the Privacy Act 1993 (Act). The report recommends amendments to the Act as part of the overhaul of New Zealand privacy...more

Immigration Fact and Fiction for the U.S. Employer: Know Your Rights – 5 Things to Tell Your Foreign National Employee in the...

On February 21, 2017, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memoranda signed by DHS Secretary Kelly addressing immigration enforcement. While a sitting President cannot independently modify laws or regulations...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

Did U.S. executive order signal trouble for EU citizen privacy rights?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As President Trump settles into office, his administration has issued a flurry of executive orders aimed at reshaping the U.S. government. One order in particular may have a broader impact on global business than originally...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

Executive Order Does Not End Privacy Shield, But Raises Questions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Among the executive orders signed by President Trump in his first week in office, the January 25, 2017 order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” appeared to remove the Privacy Act...more

What Will Trump’s Executive Order Do to U.S. Privacy Law and EU-U.S. Data Transfers?

by Alston & Bird on

On the third day of his presidency, President Trump signed an immigration-related executive order raising significant questions about the future of U.S. privacy law and EU-U.S. data transfers. The order, titled “Enhancing...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

Trump Executive Order Spooks Privacy Shield Adherents and Privacy Community

by Reed Smith on

Data protection and privacy officials and interest groups across the globe produced a flurry of activity on social media this week. Countless tweets, blogs and articles have responded to President Trump’s executive order...more

Trump’s Executive Order Does Not Impact U.S. Privacy Shield Commitments

by Hogan Lovells on

Last Wednesday, President Trump signed an immigration-related Executive Order (EO) titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” that, among other things, removed the ability of federal agencies to...more

Will Trump’s Executive Order Impact Agreements Between the U.S. and EU on Cross-Border Data Transfers?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on January 25, 2017, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” that requires agencies “to the extent consistent with applicable law ... exclude...more

Will the Proposed “Countering Russian Hostilities Act” Stop Russian Cyberattacks?

by BakerHostetler on

On Jan. 10, 2017, a bipartisan group of five Republican and five Democratic senators announced their support for the Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017. Lindsey Graham, one of the senators who announced the proposed...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

The Future of Russia Sanctions: The Awkward Edition

On January 10, 2017, Senate Republicans and Democrats introduced bi-partisan legislation called the “Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017,” which would impose broad sanctions on Russia. The Act would codify the...more

Obama Uses Executive Order Authority to Respond to Malicious Russian Cyber Activity - President Amends EO 13964 From April 2015 in...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Barack Obama amended Executive Order (EO) 13964 on December 29, 2016, in response to intelligence community findings that the Russian government engaged in malicious cyber activity with respect to the U.S. electoral...more

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