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CLOUD Act Aims for Clear Skies: Bipartisan CLOUD Act Seeks to Clarify Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data

by Bracewell LLP on

In October 2017, the Supreme Court granted the Department of Justice’s petition to review the Second Circuit’s decision that limits the reach of warrants issued under the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”). Specifically, the...more

Kolvin Stone Discusses How Law Firms Can Prepare for the GDPR

Kolvin Stone, a partner in Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice in London, recently spoke with The Times’ The Brief Premium on how law firms can prepare for the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation...more

GDPR May 25th Deadline Approaching – Businesses Globally Will Feel Impact

In less than four months, the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR" or the "Regulation") will take effect in the European Union/European Economic Area, giving individuals in the EU/EEA greater control over their...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018 #2

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Cisco is warning customers using its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software about a virtual private network (VPN) bug that could "allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to...more

Privacy Tip #125 – Check + Set LinkedIn Privacy Settings

It is well known that hackers and fraudsters surf Facebook to find individuals who have not protected their information through Facebook’s privacy settings. People put a lot of information on Facebook that is very personal...more

Breaking Down the #Memo

By now you’ve likely heard of, and perhaps read, the much-vaunted memorandum written by the Republican majority staffers on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and released to the public this past...more

When Aerospatiale Meets The GDPR: Can U.S. Litigants Expect Limits On Discovery Of EU Personal Data?

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018, the European Union will begin enforcing its new data protection regime. The implications of the GDPR extend to discovery practices in U.S....more

First views from the CJEU on how to build a consumer collective action in the Schrems v Facebook Ireland case: The concept of...

by Hogan Lovells on

The famous case brought by Maximilian Schrems against Facebook Ireland in Austria, aimed to become an international and large data protection class action, led on 25 January 2018 to a ruling from the CJEU on two main...more

Net Neutrality Order Deep - Dive: Open Internet Rules Repealed, Transparency Requirements Remain, FTC Role over Broadband Privacy...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In this Client Alert, we provide a deep dive on the FCC’s recent Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order, that largely repeals the so-called “Open Internet” regulatory framework implemented by the prior FCC Chairman...more

Illinois Biometric Lawsuit Against Facebook Moves Through Court System

by Reed Smith on

A 2015 lawsuit brought by Facebook users over the company’s alleged unauthorized collection of their facial features and other facial biometric data pursuant to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is...more

Border Searches: Risks to Electronic Devices and Your Data

U.S. citizens who travel internationally, especially corporate executives and high-net-worth individuals, must consider and navigate data security risks when crossing a border—whether into the United States or another...more

C’est la dernière ligne droite : veillez à être prêt à appliquer le RGPD avant le 25 mai prochain. Et demandez-vous : suis-je sur...

Dans moins de quatre mois, le 25 mai 2018, le règlement général de l'Union européenne sur la protection des données (« RGPD ») entrera en vigueur et la loi française, actuellement en discussion devant le parlement, qui tient...more

Voice Recordings, Interconnected Apps and Parental Consent: An Update on COPPA Privacy Compliance

by Stinson Leonard Street on

As children's activities on the Internet have expanded, many states and the federal government have enacted legislation to regulate such activities and other "smart" children’s products—products that collect, transmit or...more

Will Facebook’s Recent Announcement of Changes to News Feed Affect Legal Immunities for User Content?

Facebook recently announced that it would make changes to its news feed to prioritize content that users share and discuss and material from “reputable publishers.” These changes are part of what Mark Zuckerberg says is a...more

South Dakota Moves Forward With State’s First Data Breach Law

by King & Spalding on

On January 25, 2018, the South Dakota Senate approved the state’s first data breach notification law. If passed, the law would leave Alabama as the only U.S. state without a notification law. The proposed law will now move to...more

Navigating the Road Ahead: Auto Industry Stakeholders and Regulators Convene to Discuss Connected Vehicle Privacy

by Hogan Lovells on

In the same week that the automotive industry gathers in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Washington Auto Show, a cross-section of automotive stakeholders, government officials, and consumer and privacy advocates came together...more

FTC Finds COPPA Disconnect With VTech Connected Toys

In its first case involving connected toys, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with VTech Electronics over allegations that the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)....more

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An Introduction

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016/679) will take effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation provides general guidance on what is needed for compliance, however many policies and procedures are...more

European Commission Releases GDPR Guidance

All privacy professionals, whether in the EU or the U.S., need to have an understanding of the implications of General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) compliance, particularly since the fines and penalties that could be...more

Navigating the Road Ahead: Auto Industry Stakeholders and Regulators Convene to Discuss Connected Vehicle Privacy

by Hogan Lovells on

In the same week that the automotive industry gathers in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Washington Auto Show, a cross-section of automotive stakeholders, government officials, and consumer and privacy advocates came together...more

Google Tracking of Android Users Goes Beyond the Expected

By now most smartphone users are aware of location tracking used by both Apple and Android operating systems. Basic location tracking is a system which uses GPS data to know the phone user’s location. However, according to...more

DSM Watch: Stakes high for IoT industry in European ePrivacy debate

by Hogan Lovells on

Following the European Commission and European Parliament’s proposed versions of the EU Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the ePR), we are now waiting for the Council of the European Union to agree their...more

The Final Race to GDPR: Are You on the Right Track?

In less than four months, on May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into full effect, bringing with it an array of new individual rights and regulatory requirements....more

Update on Floating Warehouses and Drone Delivery

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

In the age of instant gratification, retail giants are turning to technology to fill customers’ orders as quickly as possible. The once-unimaginably-fast two-day shipping standard is starting to seem outdated and sluggish....more

5 Takeaways from the FTC’s First COPPA Settlement Over Internet-Connected Toys

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission on Jan. 8 announced its first settlement of alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act arising from internet-connected toys. The FTC complaint against VTech followed the...more

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