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United Kingdom Establishes IoT Security Principles

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK government recently released a policy paper outlining proposed requirements for makers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to take certain actions to better protect IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats....more

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica – Brave New World for Privacy and Data Misuse

by Holland & Hart LLP on

The dramatic revelations that Facebook users’ personal data was potentially misused by political advertising firm, Cambridge Analytica, has troubling implications for consumer privacy that will become ever-more complicated...more

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

EU Data Protection Authorities Issue Guidance On Data Breach Notifications

by King & Spalding on

On February 12, 2018, the statutorily-appointed independent EU advisory body known as the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) published revised Guidelines on personal data breach notification under the General Data Protection...more

What Is the GDPR?

by Zapproved LLC on

Facts about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation for the GDPR launch. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR applies to all 28 European Union (EU) member nations as...more

GDPR is Here: How EU Privacy Regulations Impact U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, GDPR extends to any entity that collects,...more

EU Strikes Latest Blow To Britain’s Financial Services By Refusing To Recognise Equivalent Data Legislation

by King & Spalding on

In another knock to the UK’s Brexit hopes, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said “no” to any automatic recognition of Britain’s data protection legislation, meaning the UK’s financial services sector could potentially...more

The New EU General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies

Cultural gap between the EU and the US - EU Data Protection Rules - Why should you care about those rules? ..GDPR is « general » i.e. it applies to all activities including the Healthcare/Life Sciences. ..As of...more

GDPR Compliance: 10 Steps for Global Companies

by Dechert LLP on

An immense volume of personal data (or personally identifiable information) is proliferating and flowing throughout the world. Personal data is an incredibly valuable asset to companies but data protection and privacy laws...more

China Publishes National Standard for Personal Data Protection

by Morgan Lewis on

With increased concerns regarding the safety of individual personal information, the Chinese government has clarified its existing data privacy rules regarding the collection, processing, usage, and more of personal data....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

U.K. Data Regulator Vows “Tough Action” To Protect Consumers

by King & Spalding on

On February 23, 2018, Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom (“U.K.”), gave a speech at the Direct Marketing Association’s (“DMA”) Data Protection 2018 event outlining her plans for enforcing a...more

European Commission Issues Guidance To Facilitate GDPR Implementation

by King & Spalding on

On January 24, 2018, the European Commission (“EC”) published additional guidance (“Guidance”) to facilitate the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will become effective on May 25 in all...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - February 2018: European fintech: New rules on the way

by White & Case LLP on

With fintechs attracting increasing interest from venture capitalists, growth in the M&A activity and partnerships with incumbents, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the regulators....more

Does GDPR Regulate Clinical Care Delivery by US Health Care Providers?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The General Data Protection Regulation establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data about individuals in the European Economic Area countries, and potentially affects the medical tourism programs and...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

Singapore Parliament Introduces Cybersecurity Bill

by Morgan Lewis on

The Singapore Cybersecurity Bill aims to establish a regime to prevent, manage, and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents, and to regulate critical information infrastructure owners and cybersecurity providers, which...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

Email Marketing

by Bryan Cave on

Email is ubiquitous in modern life with billions of emails – wanted and unwanted – sent each day. Since its enactment in 2003, the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (“CAN-SPAM”) Act has...more

Business Litigation Report - January 2018

January 2018: Federal Circuit Issues Important Decision On Written Description And Enablement In Amgen Inc. v. Sanof - In Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 872 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit acknowledged the relevance...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

European Data Privacy: Beware and Prepare

by Morgan Lewis on

The General Data Protection Regulation, which will be in force later this year, requires organisations that process European personal data to have a comprehensive compliance programme. Additionally, the UK will implement the...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

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