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Business Litigation Report - May 2017

Recent Decisions Regarding Discovery Scope and Proportionality Requirements Under New Federal Rules - Over the past eighteen months, federal courts have issued numerous important decisions clarifying the impact of the most...more

Amendments to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information Take Effect

by Morgan Lewis on

Asset management firms—both in Japan and abroad—may need to take quick action to comply with the amended Act....more

China’s Network Security Law Comes into Effect: What It Means for Your Company

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On June 1, 2017, China’s much anticipated Network Security Law comes into effect after two years of review, revisions over three drafts and a public commenting process. The law is a historical development for China’s...more

GDPR is Coming: Is Your Business Ready?

Even if your company primarily operates in the U.S., the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—which will take effect on May 25, 2018—may affect your organization. Here are three facts that all...more

English Court Questions the Application of Litigation Privilege in Criminal Investigations

On 8 May 2017, the English High Court of Justice handed down judgment in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd,1 which could significantly limit the application of litigation...more

Privacy Shield certifications reach 2,000, still far short of Safe Harbor

Timothy Toohey was quoted in an article published by CQ Roll Call on April 24, 2017, about the number of Privacy Shield-certified companies under the new program allowing transfers of personal data from Europe to the United...more

Monthly newsletter GDPR: Accountability Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default (Dutch)

by Dentons on

This fourth edition of the GDPR newsletter, the first after our tie-up with Dentons, deals with the (new) data protection principles of accountability, privacy by design and privacy by default....more

Monthly newsletter GDPR: Accountability Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default

by Dentons on

This fourth edition of the GDPR newsletter, the first after our tie-up with Dentons, deals with the (new) data protection principles of accountability, privacy by design and privacy by default....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

Keep Only What You Need – Information Management in the Digital Age

by Baker Donelson on

Baker Donelson's Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity attorneys are pleased to continue a series of client alerts that address significant cyber-threats to your business and how you can protect your business with...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: February

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 1 January 2017, the torch of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (“EU”) was passed from Slovakia to Malta. The Presidency rotates every six months between the EU Member States, but continuity is guaranteed...more

Privacy Certifications and Trustbrands In the EU: A Comparison of US Law, EU Law, and Soon-To-Be EU Law

by Bryan Cave on

In the United States, privacy certifications, or “trustbrands,” are seals licensed by organizations to place on their homepage or within their privacy policy. The seals typically state, or imply, that the organization has...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: December

by K&L Gates LLP on

January will bring some important changes in the internal composition and current leadership of the European Parliament (“EP”). Such changes are expected to shake the EP’s internal life, even without a shift in the general...more

The New Cybersecurity Law—New Compliance Focus for Enterprises in China

On November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) passed the final Cybersecurity Law (CSL) after three rounds of review by the NPC since June 2015....more

Implementing the GDPR: What You Need to Know

by Reed Smith on

Data protection procedures will require an overhaul for any company that offers goods and services, or tracks individuals, in the EU under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to take effect from 25 May...more

German DPAs to Survey Transfers in 500 Companies – with English Translation of DPA Questionnaire

by Alston & Bird on

Late last week, 10 of Germany’s 17 Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) announced they are planning to send written questionnaires to approximately 500 different companies regarding international data transfers. The following...more

Court confirms that IP addresses are personal data in some cases

by White & Case LLP on

The Court of Justice of the European Union has held that IP addresses are "personal data" in certain circumstances. This decision is significant because it means that the collection and further processing of IP addresses may...more

UK ICO recommends personal liability of directors for breaches of data protection law

by White & Case LLP on

At a recent Parliamentary meeting to discuss the draft Digital Economy Bill, the UK Information Commissioner recommended imposing personal liability and accountability upon company directors. If such liability is imposed, it...more

Brexit: CHECKLIST

by Locke Lord LLP on

Following the UK Brexit referendum businesses will now find themselves assessing their future. Below is a checklist designed to raise some important questions that should be considered in order to assess potential risks and...more

The New European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Shield…Is It Right for You?

U.S. companies with transatlantic operations should carefully balance the need to transfer personal data about European customers and employees from Europe to the U.S. in light of the increased burdens and cost of compliance...more

Onward Transfer Grace Period Ends September 30

by Morgan Lewis on

The EU-US Privacy Shield became operational on August 1, 2016; a nine-month grace period for compliance with the onward transfer requirements applies for organizations that sign up to the Privacy Shield prior to October 1,...more

Spoofing, Sports and the Panama Papers: BakerHostetler Offers Mid-Year Review of Cross-Border Government Investigations and...

by BakerHostetler on

Halfway through 2016, the international community has seen a staggering variety of cross-border investigations and enforcement actions. Brexit, the release of the Panama Papers, allegations of widespread sports doping and the...more

Clock Running for EU Privacy Shield Self-certification with Grace Period

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

The EU/US Privacy Shield, which governs transfers of personal information from the EU to the US, is now effective and available to US companies for self-certification. Any US company that wants to self-certify its compliance...more

German DPAs to Create Model Processing Records for GDPR Compliance

by Alston & Bird on

On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force. One of the major changes the GDPR introduces is a duty for in-scope controllers and processors to maintain written records of processing...more

Richard Hsu Interviews Mike Hintze, Chief Privacy Counsel, Microsoft

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Mike Hintze, Chief Privacy Counsel, Microsoft, discusses how privacy issues impact almost everything at Microsoft – from HR data and sales and marketing to the online components of every one of their products; the convergence...more

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