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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

Why Your Small U.S. Business Should Care About GDPR

by Barley Snyder on

You’re not alone if your small business hasn’t been paying close attention to the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live May 25. ...more

Will EU Data Protection Authorities ‘Consistency Mechanism’ Be Ready in Time for the GDPR?

by Reed Smith on

During an Article 29 Working Party (WP29) press conference on 7 February 2018, the outgoing chair and French privacy chief, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, expressed concerns that EU data protection authorities (DPAs) may not be...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Google Faces New Privacy Suits For Non-User Email Scanning - Law360 reported this week, “A California law firm said Thursday it has filed the first of what it hopes will be thousands of individual state court damages...more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Class Actions - Facebook Cannot Evade Suit Under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Even Where No Proof of Harm - In separate rulings handed down last week in the Northern District of California, the court...more

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This fully updated eighth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework...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

IT/Data Protection Newsletter – Germany – Winter Edition 2018

by Reed Smith on

The Winter 2018 edition of the quarterly IT & Data Protection Newsletter by Reed Smith Germany has just been released. We cover new case law on marketing consent, cookie consent, the liability of platform providers,...more

OFAC Imposes More Russian Cyber Sanctions And Foreshadows Future Oligarch Sanctions

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On March 15, 2018 the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) exercised its authority to issue cyber sanctions under Executive Order 13694 and the new Countering America’s Adversaries Through...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

U.S. Companies: Are You Ready for GDPR?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. Are you ready? Who’s affected? Organizations, anywhere in the world, that process the personal data of European Union (EU) residents...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's Most Frequently Asked Questions: If I Already Drafted a Privacy Policy to Comply with US Law Do I need to Change it for the...

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

GDPR Compliance: 10 Tips for Employers

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

Financial Stability Board Publishes Reporting Guidelines for Global Securities Financing Data Collection

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board has published final Reporting Guidelines for implementing the November 2015 Global FSB Securities Financing Data Standards, which set out the standards and processes for global securities...more

German Court Issues Important Judgment on Consent and Transparency in Facebook Case

by Reed Smith on

The Regional Court of Berlin held in a judgment of 16 January 2018 (docket no. 16 O 341/15, German language version of the judgment available here) that Facebook’s default privacy settings and parts of their terms and...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

Lauri Love – How high has the forum bar really been set?

by White & Case LLP on

In what has been hailed as a landmark decision, the High Court recently refused to allow the extradition of UK citizen Lauri Love to the USA for offences of cyber theft, activating the forum bar for the first time since its...more

Data Protection Impact Assessment

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Article 35 of the GDPR provides for Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA). According to Article 35(1) a DPIA is required when “the processing [of data] is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of...more

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): action plan for pension scheme trustees - (revised March 2018)

by Hogan Lovells on

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply directly in the UK from 25 May 2018, and will make some fundamental changes to the current requirements surrounding data protection. Key areas of change...more

Alert: GDPR: Guidance on Consent Requirements

by Cooley LLP on

In December 2017, the Article 29 Working Party released for comment a draft of its guidance on consent under the GDPR. Consent is one of the lawful bases for processing personal data and one of the permitted means by which...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

New Fee Charging Structure to Fund the UK Information Commissioner’s Office

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK Government has announced a new three-tier charging structure for data controllers to ensure the continued funding of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to come into effect on 25 May 2018 to coincide with the...more

Supply Chain Adoption of Blockchain Continues to Gain Steam and Generates Many Legal Issues

While there has been a great deal of attention being paid lately to the use of blockchain for the issuance and investment (or speculation) in cryptocurrencies, other enterprise-based applications of blockchain continue to be...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: March 2018

by K&L Gates LLP on

Antitrust and Competition - Another transaction in the technology sector referred to the European Commission for its review - The European Commission (“Commission”) is yet again set to review a transaction in the technology...more

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