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Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two)
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What exactly is the '"best" solution for an international business needing to handle and transfer personal data across borders?
This has become an increasingly important and common question as business becomes more...more
(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more
Here’s another sign of the rising urgency of trade secret theft as a national security issue: the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants the head of the nation’s intelligence bureaucracy to track countries that...more
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has announced that the Federal Trade Commission, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, the OPC and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British...more
Differing local privacy and data protection laws, especially in the EU, have increasingly challenged U.S. cloud providers seeking to move and store data across the globe. New guidance and public statements by the United...more
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
Every year, we survey Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group lawyers around the world to create a snapshot of the current state of the global outsourcing market and to identify emerging trends that are likely to shape...more
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
As we reported in our client alert on January 23, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued a Decision on Reinforcing the Protection of Network Information on December 28, 2012. To implement this...more
The unintended capture of personal data by Google Street View has resulted in a German Data Commissioner imposing a $189,000 fine on Google this Monday. As anyone who has used Google Maps at the street view level knows,...more
Do you have privacy in the era of information?
"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." First published in The New Yorker on July 5, 1993, this widely known and recognized saying has been quoted many times to...more
In This Issue:
- OLG SELECTS SPIELO G2 AS ITS VENDOR FOR IGAMING:
On August 10, 2010, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that it will be extending its brand to Internet gaming (iGaming)....more
China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than eight percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more
(LONDON) The draft of the new Data Protection Regulation, the first EU privacy law with highly serious teeth in the form of fines based on global turnover, continues to wend its way through various committees of the European...more
On February 27, 2013, the European Article 29 Working Party (a group comprising representatives from all of the data protection authorities of the EU Member States, referred to in this articles as “WP29”) issued an Opinion on...more
In This Issue:
- Data-Breach Class Actions After the Supreme Court Decision in Clapper
- California Supreme Court Holds That Song-Beverly Credit Card Act Does Not Apply to Online Purchases
The increasing difficulties faced by internet providers and data gatherers in the international realm have yet again come to the fore. Privacy regulators in France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and...more
On April 17, 2013, Mexico's new Privacy Notice Guidelines will go into effect. The Guidelines impose extensive requirements for furnishing adequate data privacy notices and obtaining consent before personal data is collected...more
Poland’s Act amending its Telecommunications Law and Certain Other Laws of November 16, 2012, came into effect on March 22, 2013. The law relates specifically to telecommunications companies, and therefore other sectors such...more
The explosive pace of new technology has enabled people to connect and communicate in ways never before possible. Lawmakers and Internet advocates must now tango with each other in a scramble to keep up with the technology...more
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
In this issue:
- Cookies, Clouds and Other Challenges – Retrospect and Prospect in Data Protection
- Employee Data Protection – What’s Down the Road?
- German Federal Supreme Court Decides Another...more
On March 14, 2013, the European data protection regulators (the Article 29 Working Party, or WP) issued a 30-page opinion addressing how mobile apps should comply with EU data protection law (the Opinion). The main focus of...more
Originally Published in Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine - Winter 2012.
The Promise and the Challenge. Organizations are able to leverage reliable internet connectivity to access quickly scalable...more
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