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South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

by Hogan Lovells on

On Monday, June 12, South Korea became the latest country approved to officially join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. It is the fifth APEC economy to participate in...more

Blog: Introduction to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation

by Cooley LLP on

What is it? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European law that will govern how companies (whether EU-based or not) use personal data. It replaces the existing law on use of personal data and comes into...more

EU General Data Protection Regulation – a survival guide for private equity

by Hogan Lovells on

To say that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or the Regulation) will change the existing data protection framework in Europe is an understatement. In less than a year, an ambitious, complex and strict law will...more

New EU e-Privacy Regulation: European Parliament Committee Publishes Draft Report

The EU Parliament Committee in charge of reviewing the EU Commission's Proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation (Proposal) released a Draft Report proposing amendments this week....more

Queen’s Speech confirms (new) data protection law for the UK

by Dechert LLP on

The Queen’s Speech on 21 June 2017 confirmed the government’s plans for a new data protection law ensuring "that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data". ...more

Countdown to the EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are You Ready?

by Clark Hill PLC on

With less than one year until the May 25, 2018 deadline for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the "GDPR"), affected companies should already be preparing. The GDPR was...more

Day 16 of One Month to Better Investigations and Report -Privacy Concerns in Investigation

by Thomas Fox on

Prior to the Schrems decision by the European Court of Justice, US based law firms could rely on Safe Harbor to use and analyze information from investigations conducted in Europe. However the Schrems decision and subsequent...more

Iran and Russia Sanctions Pass US Senate

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, the U.S. Senate acted to pass both new Iran and Russia sanctions by large bipartisan margins. The House of Representatives has not yet acted on either piece of legislation. We anticipate that Congress will...more

China’s New Rules on Cross-Border Data Transfer - PRC imposes security assessment requirement on network operators transmitting...

On April 11, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CAC) released a draft of the Measures for the Security Assessment of Personal Information and Important Data to be Transmitted Abroad (Draft...more

2017 Security Breaches: Frequency and Severity on the Rise

by Revision Legal on

We are only six months into 2017, and we can already tell that it is going to be a bumper year with regard to instances of data security breaches. Looking back at the hacking statistics from 2015 and 2016, we should not be...more

Significant Rise In Data Privacy Breach Fines In The UK In 2016

by King & Spalding on

A report by professional services firm PwC, using figures from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), confirmed that the number of fines handed out for breaking UK data protection laws almost doubled last year,...more

PRC Cybersecurity Law: take action and monitor developments to avoid losing your China business

by DLA Piper on

The PRC Cybersecurity Law is three weeks old, and non-compliant international businesses are already facing severe consequences. Since 1 June, twenty-two people engaged by a global technology giant have been arrested, and...more

Data Security in Japan: New Cross-Border Data Transfer Rule

by K&L Gates LLP on

Does your business outside of Japan receive any personal information from Japan, perhaps from your affiliates, business partners, or customers based in Japan? Does your business in Japan transfer any personal information...more

The Cyberspace Administration of China Released the First Batch of Network Products that Are Subject to Security Review

by Dechert LLP on

The Cyberspace Administration of China ("CAC") recently released the first batch of "Catalog" - a listing of the specific network products that have been identified for review under China's New Cybersecurity Law. This article...more

Update AVGB: Rechten van betrokkenen (inzage, rectificatie en overdraagbaarheid) (Dutch)

by Dentons on

When processing personal data, organisations are obliged to inform data subjects on their rights. As set out in our previous GDPR Update, the introduction of the GDPR substantially affects the existing information obligation...more

GDPR Update: Rights of Data Subjects (access, rectification and portability)

by Dentons on

As a follow-up to last month’s update in this June edition of the GDPR Update, we again discuss certain data subjects’ rights. This time we will go into the right to access, rectification and data portability....more

When is a Chair not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming

by BakerHostetler on

The DESI VII Workshop titled “Using Advanced Data Analysis in eDiscovery & Related Disciplines to Identify and Protect Sensitive Information in Large Collections” was held on the Strand Campus of King’s College in London on...more

A New Chinese National Intelligence Law Is On Its Way

by Jones Day on

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ("SCNPC"), the legislative body of the People's Republic of China ("PRC" or "China"), released a first draft of the National Intelligence Law ("Draft") on May 16, 2017....more

French Data Protection Authority Approves Implementation of Biometric Authentication Tools in Banking Sector

by Jones Day on

On May 29, 2017, the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés, or "CNIL") announced that it had authorized nine banking institutions to implement, on an experimental basis,...more

Canadian Government Suspends Implementation of Private Right of Action Under CASL

Our previous alert regarding changes to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) previewed two important changes that were to come into effect as of July 1, 2017...more

South Korea Joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules system

by Reed Smith on

This week, it was officially announced that South Korea has become the fifth country to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. This system was developed by APEC in 2011...more

Senate Considers Potential Changes to ECPA to Ease Access to Electronic Data Across Borders

Terrorist attacks, most recently in London and Manchester, England, have raised the pressure on law enforcement and lawmakers in countries like the U.K. and the U.S., to proactively intercept and interrupt terrorist...more

Increased focus on global privacy and data protection for Australian organisations

by DLA Piper on

With the continuing uncertainty following the UK general elections result, it will be interesting to see the new government's approach to Brexit and its future stance on European Union (EU) regulatory requirements,...more

Ten practical steps companies should take to implement GDPR

by Bryan Cave on

For those looking to implement GDPR ahead of time, here's a quick round up of the steps you should be looking to take. With the regulation only going into force 25 May 2018, there’s still time time to implement GDPR....more

ICO’s Strategic Plan for the ‘New Frontier’ of Data Protection

by Reed Smith on

The ICO recently published its Information Rights Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2021 (the ‘Plan’). Within it, the ICO Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, asserts that we are on the “edge of a new frontier,” and that the data...more

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