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Meritas Data Protection & Privacy Law GDPR: New territorial scope, one stop shop and consistency mechanisms

One of the undeniable highlights of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May 2018, is its extended territorial scope. The new geographical reach does not only come as a reaction...more

Meritas Data Protection & Privacy The GDPR - new data governance obligations on businesses

Let’s start with the good news. The current obligation to register with the national data protection authority will be abolished. Along with the fines and criminal offences of failing to do so. In its place, the...more

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - Privacy and data protection

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Focus on the US - The new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy rules for internet service providers (ISP) and telecommunications companies (telcos) will face an uphill battle - In a controversial ruling...more

The GDPR – Possible Impact on the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sectors

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016, (the “GDPR”) came into force in May 2016 and introduced a number of changes to European data protection law. Such changes will impact upon...more

WP29’s Guidance on the Lead Supervisory Authority

by Alston & Bird on

Late last week, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) issued detailed guidance on companies’ obligations under three key provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is part three of a three-part Alston...more

International Employers in Scope of the GDPR: Are You Ready?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The GDPR harmonizes data protection laws across the EU and updates the current 20-year-old regime to take account of globalization and the ever-changing technology landscape. It will apply not only to EU companies, but to...more

"They Can't Do That To Our Pledges; Only We Can Do That To Our Pledges”: Admiral, Big Data, Privacy, and The Internet of Things

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Anyone who has ever bought insurance, resented the premium, contested a claim denial, or piled up hours and papers dealing with insurers would welcome anything that promised to lower their rates. Admiral, a British insurer...more

Start Hiring: 28,000 Data Protection Officers Needed by 2018

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A study by the International Association of Privacy Professionals has found that 28,000 data protection officers (DPO) will be needed in the next two years for companies to comply with the EU’s new General Data Protection...more

Regulator Issues Report On Russia’s Data Localization Rules

by King & Spalding on

On September 1, 2016, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Connection, Informational Technologies and Mass Communications (“Roskomnadzor”) issued a report summarizing the results of implementation and...more

Bavarian Data Protection Authority issues new guidance paper on sanctions under the General Data Protection Regulation

by Reed Smith on

On 1 September 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) issued a new guidance paper on sanctions under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the course of a series of non-binding guidance...more

Federal Circuit emphasizing “how” over “what.” But is that really enough?

TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc. v AKM Enterprise, Inc. is one of several recent Federal Circuit cases concluding that pure data processing claims — that is, claims directed to merely collecting, analyzing, and outputting...more

European Restrictions on Computer Profiling

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect requiring companies that process personally identifiable information of EU residents to comply with a significant number of enhanced...more

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework Formally Adopted

by Goodwin on

On July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the Privacy Shield, a new transatlantic framework for the transfer of personal data from the European Union (EU) and certain countries of the European Economic Area...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 20:...

by White & Case LLP on

ad hoc clauses means a set of clauses for Cross-Border Data Transfers, which require prior approval by a DPA (see Chapter 13)....more

An Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation

The European Parliament has approved the reformed General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Given this is a Regulation (rather than a Directive), this legislation will apply automatically in every Member State (without...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 19:...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? This topic covers the transitional period between the publication of the GDPR (on 4 May 2016) and the GDPR Effective Date (i.e., 25 May 2018). This represents a limited,...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 18:...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? From the GDPR Effective Date, the GDPR will be the main instrument governing EU data protection law across all Member States. The Directive, which is almost 20 years old, will...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 17: Issues...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? Although a key aim of the GDPR is to harmonise data protection law across the EU, there are a number of areas in which the GDPR leaves it to Member States to adopt their own...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 15:...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? Under the Directive, organisations are obliged to deal with a separate DPA for each Member State whose laws apply to them. This has meant that businesses faced a range of...more

“Battle-ready” Privacy Shield gets muted welcome from EU data protection authorities

by Reed Smith on

On 26 July, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) released a statement outlining its opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which was adopted by the European Commission earlier this month. After praising the...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 11:...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? Under the GDPR, the concept of a "processor" does not change. Any entity that is a processor under the Directive likely continues to be a processor under the GDPR. However,...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 10:...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? Each time an organisation processes personal data, it will do so as either a controller or a processor. These roles bear different responsibilities. Therefore, it is...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 9: Rights...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? EU data protection law provides data subjects with a wide array of rights that can be enforced against organisations that process personal data. These rights may limit the...more

WilmerHale Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Blog - Comparison of Requirements Under the Privacy Shield/Safe Harbor Principles

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Notice Requirements - The Privacy Shield notice requirements are more specific and detailed than what was required by the Safe Harbor regime. Safe Harbor required a privacy policy to provide information on data...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 8: Consent

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? Processing of personal data is lawful only if, and to the extent that, it is permitted under EU data protection law. Each and every data processing activity requires a lawful...more

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