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One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL’s Activity Report 2013 Reveals and what to expect in 2014

According to the French Data Protection Authority’s (“CNIL”) recently issued activity report for 2013, the CNIL was especially busy in 2013. The main topics addressed by the CNIL in 2013 were the creation of a national...more

Cyberliability Developments in the Offshore Jursidictions

The offshore jurisdictions are catching up fast with legal issues relating to cybercrime, cyberliability, and the use and discovery of electronic documents. In the wake of the embarrassing leak in April 2013 of about...more

Data Protection in Singapore - The Personal Data Protection Act 2012

The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (Act) was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 15 October 2012 and came into effect in Singapore on 2 January 2013. One major component of the Act was to put in place general data...more

Social Pressure Dampens the Success of Ghana’s Whistleblower Law

A farmer in Ghana admits that for years he concealed the corruption of a local public officer who works in his region of Ghana. The farmer is aware of the 2006 Ghana Whistleblower Act and knows that every Ghanaian has a civic...more

Governmental Authority in Accessing Private Information of Internet Users in China

The revelation of the U.S. mass data collection program PRISM has triggered a worldwide discussion about the government’s access to the private communications of Internet users....more

Employers With International Operations Must Take Care to Protect Employee Data

When is the last time your company reviewed its data protection policies? If your company employs any international employees, it may have obligations under foreign laws to have specific safeguards in place....more

Pols Gone Wild: Congress Discovers Trade Secret Theft And Cybersecurity Are Problems; We Sort Through The Explosion Of Legislation

Trade secret theft and cybersecurity are hot topics in Congress these days, spawning legislative initiatives left and right....more

FCPA Enforcement As A Security Issue And Implications For The Compliance Practitioner

One of the things that has long puzzled me is what led to the significant rise in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) beginning in the 2003-2004 time frame? ...more

Preventing Corruption While Protecting Personal Information

Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more

The Real Lesson of Chinese Cyberhacking

There’s been a lot of news lately about the Chinese military allegedly launching cyber attacks to steal U.S. trade secrets. This has gotten people riled up, including the President of the United States, who issued a 5-point...more

Protecting Personal Data in China

This advisory is one of a series prepared by Pillsbury's China Practice on questions frequently asked by our clients doing business in China. In June 2012, we published an advisory on personal data protection in China in...more

FinCEN Issues Virtual Currency Guidance

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued formal guidance to clarify the anti-money laundering obligations of administrators and exchangers of convertible virtual currency. “Virtual” currency, unlike...more

Obama Administration Trade Secret Report Raises Important IP, Business, and Securities Issues

The Obama Administration’s recent “Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets” makes clear the importance for businesses to be aware of and understand the international threats to their intellectual property, the...more

APT Threat Report Shows Cybersecurity Risks Not Limited to Identity Theft

We often talk to companies who believe they are an unlikely target for hackers because they do not have financial account information, Social Security numbers, or medical information. However, personal information is not the...more

Cybersecurity Developments in the U.S. and the EU

Everyone is talking about cybersecurity. Articles appear almost daily regarding significant cybersecurity events. And over the past two years, the drumbeat for action on the issue of cybersecurity and the protection of the...more

Cloud Computing Law: Balancing Privacy and Investigation

Megaupload Ltd. is alleged to have disseminated copyright protected movies and music and US prosecutors now have the task of gaining access to the company’s servers in a bid to prove their case....more

In-House Counsel: The Top 6 Risks (Part II of II)

In Part II on In-House Counsel, I examine the field of enforcement risks facing in-house counsel and outline my Top 6 Risks. The challenges facing in-house counsel are significant and growing. It is important to try and...more

Modified UK Website "Cookie" Regulations Impact U.S. Websites

Pursuant to recent changes in European legislation, the UK implemented amended regulations regarding cookies in May 2011, but delayed compliance until May 26, 2012. Noncompliance can lead to criminal offences and monetary...more

The EU Commission Has Proposed a New Framework for Data Protection: What does this mean for your business?

Recently the European Commission unveiled a proposal for a comprehensive and significant reform of the existing EU data protection framework. The proposed data protection framework, which consists of a General Data...more

January 20, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Will News Corp. Executives and Reporters Be Charged with Criminal Violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

The New York Times recently reported that the UK telephone hacking scandal could result in News Corp. and its executives being charged in the United States with criminal violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Title...more

Who Has Access to INTERPOL's Files?

In the last post, I addressed the issue of ownership of INTERPOL's files. A question that is at least as significant to attorneys with clients who have Red Notices issued against them is, who may access that...more

Who Owns the Information in INTERPOL's Files?

It is a given that a certain level of trust, even if for limited purposes, must exist between INTERPOL and its member countries. Member countries send requests for Red Notices to INTERPOL in hopes of obtaining Red Notices...more

You're Not the Boss of Me: How INTERPOL Got to Keep Its Headquarters in France, Without Being Governed by French Law (and Why Red...

As INTERPOL has developed over time, it has experienced the growing pains that normally attend any large and relatively complex entity, and also some that are more specific to its own, unusual functions. In his book that I...more

EPIC's Rotenberg Repeats Call for US to Ratify International Privacy Convention

Speaking before the Council of Europe and the European Commission at a high-level meeting in Brussels, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged the United States to ratify "Convention 108," the International Privacy Convention....more

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