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"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2017"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss the Congressional vote to repeal the FCC Privacy Rule, new cybersecurity developments from the Trump administration and the FTC's new guidance to companies on...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 23 | March 2017

by Jones Day on

On January 20, 2017, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued the "Guidelines for Employers to Appropriately Manage Their Employees' Working Hours" ("Guidelines"). While the Guidelines basically follow the...more

Court Confirms Right to Be Forgotten Is Not Absolute

by McGuireWoods LLP on

It has been less than three years since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided that people have the right to have incorrect information about them removed from online search engine results. However, this...more

Strengthening international ties – Can support increased convergence of privacy regimes

by Hogan Lovells on

The internet has become today’s global trade route, and personal data is one of its major currencies. The growth in the digital economy is impressive. One study found that economic activity taking place over the internet is...more

Indonesian Electronic Information and Transactions Law Amended

by White & Case LLP on

Law No. 19 of 2016 on the Amendment to Law No. 11 of 2008 on Electronic Information and Transactions ("Amendment") took effect on 25 November 2016. Aiming to accommodate recent developments in the electronic information and...more

French Digital Republic Law Expands Rights of Users and Regulators (Law No. 2016-321 of 7 October 2016)

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 7 October 2016, the president of the French Republic promulgated the Law for a Digital Republic. This promulgation closes the legislative process commenced in December 2015, which itself was preceded by a public...more

France adopts Law for a Digital Republic: key data provisions are a jump-start on the GDPR

by DLA Piper on

France’s Law for a Digital Republic, under discussion for more than a year, has at last been published. Some key provisions of the law, published in early October, are immediately effective and anticipate the GDPR’s...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

by WilmerHale on

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

European Parliament Passes Landmark Data Protection Regulation

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its companion, Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities. The GDPR is a comprehensive regulation...more

The 2016 EU Data Protection Legislation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In April 2016, the European Union adopted new legislation on data protection. The part relevant to private enterprises (EU Regulation 2016/679) is known as the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR.” The GDPR is subject...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - June 2016 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Startup spending guide: When freebies will do - Startups can benefit from free services to make their websites more efficient and user-friendly. See these...more

Data Transfer Without Safe Harbors

European privacy law is a bold new world for U.S. businesses doing business in Europe. An October Court of Justice ruling struck down the Safe Harbor arrangement which had governed E.U.-U.S. data transfer transactions for...more

Changes to EU Privacy Law: the General Data Protection Regulation

by Dechert LLP on

On 27 April 2016, following a prolonged legislative process over some four years, the European Council and Parliament finally adopted a new data protection law: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR was...more

Important Issues are yet to be corrected in the Right to be Forgotten

The recognition by the European Union of a “Right to be Forgotten” has caused much controversy, but seemingly progress is being made. The Right, which entitles Europeans to petition data controllers to prevent harmful...more

Celebrating Privacy Awareness Week: Asia Pacific data privacy update - May 2016

by DLA Piper on

The past few months have seen many substantial and interesting developments in data privacy laws and practices across the Asia Pacific region, including significant enforcement activity in Singapore and Hong Kong, important...more

How to Prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

by Bryan Cave on

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) was adopted by the EU Parliament last April 14, 2016. The GDPR will replace the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which was implemented more than 20 years ago....more

Recent Amendments to the Russian Personal Data Protection Legislation: The Right to be Forgotten

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On July 13, 2015, the Russian President signed Federal Law No. 264-FZ (the Law), which introduced a range of amendments into Russian legislation (the Amendments). In particular, the principle of the “right to be forgotten”, a...more

US Companies Face Increasing Privacy Challenges in Europe

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In two independent and much-anticipated events, separate EU entities took actions which will continue to complicate the ability of US companies to do business in Europe. Privacy Shield Provisions Found Lacking by Working...more

French Data Protection Wants to Force Google to Extend the Right To Be Delisted to All the Search Engine’s Extensions

On March 10, 2016, the French data protection agency (« CNIL ») pronounced a €100.000 ($111,715) fine against Google Inc. for failure to comply with its formal injunction of May, 2015 ordering the company to extend delisting...more

Update on the UK’s Information Commissioner, IP Addresses and Russia’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Laws

by Reed Smith on

With the Privacy Shield, the Umbrella Agreement and the GDPR capturing significant attention, it would be easy to overlook some of the other important developments that have taken place in the data protection sphere. We have...more

Erin Andrews Is Good Example of Fighting Back

by K&L Gates LLP on

A jury just awarded Erin Andrews $55 million against the man that filmed her without permission through the peephole of her hotel room and the hotel where they both stayed. The videos of a nude Andrews that were...more

News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 3/9/16

A virtual reality refresher course; Google and privacy concerns; Snapchat visits the dugout; WeChat has some homework for Chinese student; and more…...more

Google to Honor EU Privacy Requests Globally

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

In a huge concession, Google has agreed to apply globally the "right to be forgotten" take-down requests of EU residents. Officially, Google says the 2014 EU privacy requirement should apply only to EU-directed services such...more

News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/12/16

Amazon adjusts its TOS to account for a zombie apocalypse; Apple and Facebook ponder different roads for VR and its devices; the BBC will scan your face to see how you feel about what you’re viewing; and more…...more

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