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California Updates Data Breach Notification Statute

Three bills that will update California’s data breach notification requirements have been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bills impose specific requirements on providing breach notification to consumers, add a...more

US Safe Harbor Not Safe from EU Court Ruling

A major European court has just pulled the rug out from under nearly 5,000 US companies, snatching away the relative business certainty of the Data Transfer Safe Harbor, and maybe the safety of standard contract clauses and...more

EU U.S. Data Protection: The Safe Harbor Framework Under Attack

As a reaction to recent disclosures and revelations about the data collection and surveillance by the US government, the Safe Harbor permitting the transfer of personal information from the EU to the US is under attack, and...more

Cybersecurity + Law Enforcement: The Cutting Edge Symposium | Friday, October 16, 2015 RWU Law Bristol, RI

Cybersecurity, encryption, and government surveillance are daily challenges for public officials, corporations, and lawyers. On October 16, the Roger Williams University School of Law will present Cybersecurity and Law...more

EU - US Personal Data Transfers - Safe Harbor Under Threat

Following a private challenge by an Austrian law student to the storage by Facebook of his personal data on servers located in the United States, the EU Advocate General (the “Advocate General”) has filed an advisory opinion...more

A Primer on Russia’s New Data Localization Law

Privacy and data security professionals worldwide should circle September 1 on their calendars, as it’s the day Russia’s new data localization law goes into effect – and possibly generates major waves far beyond Russian...more

International Privacy - 2013 Year in Review

2013 was a year in contrasts within data privacy. To begin with the “normal” course, Canada sought (but failed) to pass a mandatory breach notification amendment to its federal privacy law, and Uruguay acceded to the European...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2013

In This Issue: - European Commission Proposes Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor: In our November Privacy & Cybersecurity Update,1 we reported that the European Commission was undertaking a review of the U.S.-EU...more

Privacy Monday – July 29, 2013

Privacy goofs, gaffes and tidbits for the last Monday in July — NSA Surveillance Causes More Grief –Germany Calls for a Stop to Safe Harbor: Time for Binding Corporate Rules? According to news sources the...more

In re Application of the Federal Bereau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things from Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. on Behalf of MCI Communication Services, Inc. D/B/A Verizon Business Services

Copy: Secret Court Ruling Requiring Verizon to Provide Telephone Data to U.S. Government

Secret order issued by the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requiring Verizon to produce all telephone records requested by the NSA for calls between the US and abroad or solely within the US and...more

EPIC Comments on FTC Rent-to-Own Computer Spying Settlement

EPIC has submitted comments on a series of settlements between the Federal Trade Commission and companies that offered computers on a rent-to-own basis, typically to low-income consumers. The companies installed surveillance...more

FTC Focuses on Data Collection and Consumer Privacy: Settles Charges with Data Analytics Company and Announces Workshop on...

The Federal Trade Commission made two recent announcements in support of its ongoing initiative to protect consumer privacy, settling an enforcement action against a data analytics company that allegedly failed to disclose...more

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