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GDPR Countdown - 11 Weeks to Go

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

A client recently asked me what I think are the biggest risks for companies regarding the GDPR. I had to think, because the question requires a straight answer, and lawyer answers are rarely direct. The first answer is...more

Documentation under the GDPR – the ICO goes on the record

by Dechert LLP on

Article 30 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018, places an obligation upon data controllers and processors to keep internal records of data processing activities. The data...more

EU Data Privacy Law Presents New Challenges and New Opportunities | Insights | DLA Piper Global Law Firm

by DLA Piper on

Although legal standards such as the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aim to strengthen protections for consumers’ data privacy, a substantial mismatch exists between what companies think...more

Australian and New Zealand Competition and Consumer Law Update

by Jones Day on

Message from the Editors - The holiday and new year period was not a quiet one in Australian competition law. Many of the recommendations from an extensive assessment of the Australian competition law were implemented. In...more

Deadline Looms for Companies to Meet GDPR Compliance

by Harris Beach PLLC on

The European Union’s (EU) comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the long-standing Data Privacy Directive 95/46-EC (Directive), regulates the collection, processing, and transfer of an...more

How to Leverage Privacy as a Key Competitive Advantage

We’ve discussed privacy compliance with regulations, legal requirements, etc. in the space since this blog’s inception. “Privacy by design” – while not a new concept – is certainly enjoying a new spot in the sunshine thanks...more

100(ish) Days Until GDPR

by Workman Nydegger on

In a little more than 100 days, a sweeping regulation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect across the European Union. The purpose of the GDPR is to update and modernize the scope of...more

January 2018: Cybersecurity and Privacy Law: What Is the European General Data Protection Regulation and What Does It Mean for...

Background - A new data protection framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), goes into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018, replacing the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (“Directive”). See...more

Does GDPR Regulate My Research Studies in the United States?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data (Personal Data) about individuals in the European Union (EU) single market countries, and potentially affects...more

Amendments to China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law: Strengthening the Rule of Law in an Increasingly Complex Marketplace

by Morgan Lewis on

Background - On September 2, 1993, the Third Session of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL). On November 4, 2017, the Thirtieth Session of the...more

Australia's ACCC Alarmed at Increasing Issues Arising from Consumer Guarantees

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") has identified a 39 percent increase in consumer guarantee reports in 2017 as compared with 2016, from 21,000 to 29,000. Looking Ahead: The ACCC...more

ACCC Increases Enforcement of Consumer Guarantees Against Airlines

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator ("ACCC") has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public. Looking Ahead: The ACCC...more

EU issues warning on data transfers to the UK post-Brexit

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission has issued a notice explaining some of the legal ramifications of Brexit on transfers of personal data from the EU to the UK....more

GDPR: Ready for the EU’s New Data Privacy Law? What You Need to Know

by Knobbe Martens on

What is the GDPR? The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law going into effect on May 25, 2018 that grants European residents broad, never-before-recognized data privacy rights, and imposes...more

GDPR: FAQ for Non-EU Fund Managers

The General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) comes into force automatically in each of the European Union Member States (“EU”) on 25 May 2018. Data protection regulation is not new, with the GDPR building on what is...more

Transferring Data from China: Who Must First Pass a Pre-Export Security Assessment?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

China’s new data protection framework clearly creates a requirement for local storage and conducting a security assessment before personal information or important data is shared with other jurisdictions, but it is currently...more

Privacy Shield: Article 29 Working Party Calls Upon the European Commission and US Authorities to Restart Discussions

On November 28, 2017, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party issued its report on the First Annual Joint Review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which was conducted on September 18-19, 2017....more

Australia to Join APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System

by King & Spalding on

Australia has announced that it will be joining the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system, a voluntary program that seeks to protect the transfer of information between APEC countries. This decision follows a...more

Does Your U.S. Company Pull Data From European Citizens? Fall In Line with GDPR by May 2018 or Suffer Substantial Fines

by Newmeyer & Dillion LLP on

The European Union (“EU”) has enacted a strict, comprehensive framework of security regulations aimed to protect its citizens. These regulations, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), provide a blueprint...more

November 2017: Asia-Pacific Litigation Update

Safe Harbors in, Ipso Facto Clauses out: A (Long Overdue) Shake Up of Australian Insolvency Laws. The federal government has this month passed a suite of insolvency reforms with the consequence of significantly elevating the...more

GDPR Update: Transfer of Personal Data (outside the EEA) (Dutch)

by Dentons on

In this GDPR update, we will address the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). ...more

Consumer credit – walking the regulatory tightrope

by White & Case LLP on

Subprime and near prime lending have been subject to intense regulatory scrutiny during the aftermath of the financial crisis. The global economic crisis that took hold in 2007 has largely been attributed to the widespread...more

GDPR Update: Transfer of Personal Data (outside the EEA)

by Dentons on

In this GDPR update, we will address the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)....more

The UK Data Protection Authority Clarifies the Status of the BCRs It Approves

by WilmerHale on

Brexit raises critical issues regarding the future transfer of personal data outside of the EU, not least as to the role of the UK Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), and as to its...more

Antitrust Alert - Le contrôle des concentrations en Europe - Ce qui change en 2017

Les règles de l’Union Européenne en matière de contrôle des concentrations coexistent avec les régimes nationaux du droit des concentrations dans la plupart des 28 Etats membres. La notification et l’approbation d’une ou...more

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