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Internet Privacy – What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

With respect to Internet privacy, as a result of recent U.S. government action, Americans now have less protection and are more at risk of government surveillance and potential misuse of their personal information, as...more

Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessments

by Hogan Lovells on

The steady trickle of GDPR guidance from the Article 29 Working Party continues. Fresh from finalising its guidance on data portability, lead supervisory authorities and data protection officers, the Working Party has...more

GDPR Compliance: The Ticking Time Bomb

by Prosperoware on

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is not an IT exercise. Cyber security represents a huge risk to firms (records breaches increased 556% in 2016, totaling more than 4 billion) and GDPR is an important...more

Launch of Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Announced by US Secretary of Commerce

by Revision Legal on

International commerce is a huge business, but one of the challenges involved in conducting international business is that different countries may have different laws concerning privacy and the handling of personal data. Many...more

More GDPR Questions Answered: New Guidelines on DPIAs

by Reed Smith on

Although considered burdensome by some, data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) help controllers assess any data protection implications of their processing operations, with the added benefit of demonstrating compliance...more

An Opportunity to Shape Compliance with GDPR

by Hogan Lovells on

A close observer of the GDPR will have noticed that, in several places, individual EU Member States can implement derogations from the GDPR requirements. Of course, as a regulation under EU law there is less scope for local...more

There Is More To Come In Europe: The Draft Of The ePrivacy Regulation

by King & Spalding on

In January 2017, the European Commission (the “EC”) published its proposal for a new ePrivacy Regulation (the “ePrivacy Proposal”), which will replace the ePrivacy Directive of 2002 (2002/58/EC) and the Cookie Directives of...more

The New Privacy Shield Twist

by Conduent on

The new Privacy Shield Framework was created to help American companies protect EU customer data privacy. However, in an unexpected twist, uncertainties may threaten the Privacy Shield: The White House passed a directive in...more

French Legal and Regulatory Update – March 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe for March 2017. Please see full...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

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

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - April 7th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Below please find this week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 7, 2017. The recently released European Commission’s report on the hotel industry headlines this week’s Update. - European...more

Meritas Data Protection & Privacy Law: Getting ready for the new GDPR: Issues to consider now

The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and...more

‘Once in a Generation’ Legislative Changes: the ICO’s Strategy for GDPR Challenges

by Reed Smith on

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has recently given some valuable insights into the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) strategy. Addressing the House of Lords EU...more

UK ICO Requests Input for Guidance on GDPR Profiling Requirements

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK ICO has published what it describes as a feedback request on profiling and automated decision-making, with the intention that responses will “help inform the UK’s contribution to the WP29 guidelines due to be published...more

Man vs. Machine: the ICO Provides Guidance On Use of Big Data

by Reed Smith on

As the European data protection framework evolves, big data remains a hot topic. Often, what makes up these large data sets is personal data, so it has clear data protection implications. The Information Commissioner’s...more

Working Party Welcomes the Draft ePrivacy Regulation, Yet Expresses Grave Concerns

by Alston & Bird on

The Working Party recently issued its first Opinion for 2017, focusing on the EU Commission’s proposed ePrivacy Regulation (WP 247, Opinion 01/2017). The Commission’s proposal, which was published in January this year, aims...more

FinTech – A digital single market for the European financial sector?

by Hogan Lovells on

FinTech remains the megatrend of the European financial services industry. According to a KPMG survey, about US$36.6bn has been invested in European FinTech companies between 2010 and 2016. Key players from venture...more

Brexit - UK Files for Divorce From European Union: What Should Companies Do Now to Prepare?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Latest Developments - On 29 March 2017, the UK government delivered the formal notice to the other EU Member States that it is leaving the EU. The Brexit process is now formally under way. Companies of all sizes can...more

French Data Protection Authority Provides Guidance on Preparing for GDPR

by Morgan Lewis on

Companies have one year to comply with the new EU regulation on data privacy, and it is estimated that only 10% of companies having operations in France are currently ready. The General Data Protection Regulation...more

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

by Locke Lord LLP on

What is it? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses...more

EU Commissioner - President Trump Set To Discuss Future Of Privacy Shield Accord

by King & Spalding on

European Union (“EU”) Commissioner Vera Jourová will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump this month to discuss the future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) accord which imposes obligations on U.S. companies...more

How the General Data Protection Regulation Will Apply to and Affect the UK

by Morgan Lewis on

The GDPR will apply to the UK when it is effective on May 25, 2018, but the government will need to adopt domestic data privacy legislation upon the UK’s pending exit from the EU....more

UK Privacy Regulator Addresses Data Protection Under The GDPR

by King & Spalding on

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) held its annual Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference. During the conference, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who was appointed to...more

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