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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

Consent under the General Data Protection Regulation: what are the alternatives for employers?

by Dechert LLP on

The UK's Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has launched a series of blogs designed to “bust some of the myths” which she believes have developed around the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Her first...more

New EU Privacy Legislation Clashes with US Discovery Obligations: Forewarning for companies with employees on both sides of the...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The European Union is launching new privacy and data protection rules in May 2018. This new regulatory framework, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is known to have a substantial extra territorial reach...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

China’s Cyberspace Administration announces first state level investigations under Cybersecurity Law

by Dechert LLP on

China’s Cyberspace Administration announced that it has commenced investigations into Tencent Wechat, Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba for violation of China’s Cybersecurity Law late last week (11 August 2017). More particularly,...more

Wednesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

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As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week...more

Government Announces Proposals for a New Data Protection Bill

by Reed Smith on

The government has released a Statement of Intent (“the Statement”) for a new Data Protection Bill (“the Bill”). The Bill was originally announced in the Queen’s Speech earlier this year. This Statement provides further...more

Tuesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the...more

UK Will Soon Introduce a New Data Protection Bill

by Alston & Bird on

The UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport is planning to present a new Data Protection Bill to the Parliament in early September. This new Bill will replace the current UK Data Protection Act 1998 and will effectively...more

Russia Passes Measures to Restrict the Use of VPNs and Similar Technology

by Dechert LLP on

Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently signed into law certain amendments to Federal Law No.149-FZ on Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information (the “IT Law”). The measures introduced by Law...more

Four New Risks Under China’s New Cybersecurity Law for Companies With Cross-Border IT Networks

by Kobre & Kim on

Companies operating in China that keep data offshore face great uncertainty under China’s new cybersecurity law, which came into effect June 1. The law imposes cybersecurity and data privacy requirements on two...more

UK Government Posts New NIS Directive Consultation Addressing Cybersecurity Threats

by Reed Smith on

The security and reliability of the UK’s IT infrastructure remains a key priority for the government. In August 2017, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched a public consultation on its plans to...more

Slovensko ako priekopník v „preklápaní“ nariadenia GDPR do zákona

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Nový návrh zákona o ochrane osobných údajov - Po rokoch kontroverzných diskusií ohladne novej právnej úpravy bol schválený text nového nariadenia o ochrane osobných údajov (GDPR) ktorý sa zacne uplatnovat 25. mája 2018....more

UK Government Releases Statement of Intent on Proposed Data Protection Bill

by Hogan Lovells on

On 7 August 2017, the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published its Statement of Intent on a proposed Data Protection Bill, which will replace the current UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)....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

Healthcare Industry May Not Be Prepared For Internet of Things

by Knobbe Martens on

A recent survey conducted by ZingBox, a Silicon Valley internet security startup, found that more than 90% of healthcare IT networks have Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The survey further found that more than 70% of IT...more

Europe Explores Data Ownership

by Reed Smith on

Machine-generated data is a hot commodity, but who owns this information? As more and more valuable data are generated, should there be legislation to establish ownership and, potentially, access rights? The European...more

Data Processing at Work: New Challenges towards Compliance

by Alston & Bird on

The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) recently issued an opinion that discusses the processing of employee personal information (Opinion 02/2017). WP29 focuses on the use of new technologies by employers and assesses...more

UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer...more

Business as Usual: UK’s New Data Protection Bill and the GDPR

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The UK Government will introduce a new Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) this year. As highlighted in the Queen’s speech back in June, the Government has committed to introduce the new law and, on Monday, published a...more

“Building a European Data Economy” – Summary Report on the Right to Data Consultation

by Reed Smith on

Data is the new oil – the metaphor neatly sums up what market participants have long known. In the age of the Internet of Things, data can be a valuable commodity. Does anyone own this commodity? If no, does the digital...more

Apple Removes VPN Apps from China App Store

by Fisher Phillips on

Apple’s removal of VPN apps from its app store in China could signal a difficult road ahead for companies doing business there. In March 2017, we posted a summary of China’s new cyber security law (Law) that went into effect...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 29 July 2017 – 3 August 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - HM Government to introduce an International Sanctions Bill - On 2 August, the government published plans for a bill that would give it the legal power to impose sanctions after it leaves the EU. The Queen's...more

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – Its Origins and the High Bar It Must Meet

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

To predict the Privacy Shield’s future, it’s helpful to recall its origins and to understand the high bar it must meet – namely, ensuring “an adequate level of protection” under the Data Protection Directive. ...more

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