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GDPR update: One Stop Shop (Dutch)

by Dentons on

In this first GDPR Update of 2018, we address the One Stop Shop mechanism. The One Stop Shop mechanism means that, as a main rule, organisations carrying out cross-border personal data processing activities will only have to...more

GDPR Update: One Stop Shop

by Dentons on

In this first GDPR Update of 2018, we address the One Stop Shop mechanism. The One Stop Shop mechanism means that, as a main rule, organisations carrying out cross-border personal data processing activities will only have to...more

Texas Taking the Lead in State Cryptocurrency Enforcement

by Jackson Walker on

While the SEC has worked over the last several months to provide meaningful guidance around the offer and sale of digital tokens, state securities regulators have now begun to take action, with Texas leading the way. In the...more

GDPR promises stringent penalties for noncompliance: Be ready for the May 2018 deadline

by Hogan Lovells on

In 1995, the European Union (EU) sought to improve the security of business data within its member countries by introducing the Data Protection Directive. ...more

Article 29 Working Party Releases Guidelines on Transparency Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

On 11 December 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (Art 29 WP) published its draft guidance on transparency. The guidelines are open for consultation until 23 January 2018. The Art 29 WP analyse the elements of transparency...more

Insurance Coverage Alert: Lessons to Learn about Cyber Risk - Various Claimants v Morrisons Supermarket PLC [2017] EWHC 3113 (QB)

by K&L Gates LLP on

A recent judgment of the High Court provides a stark lesson for organisations about the need to protect themselves properly against cyber-related risks. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR")...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

IVASS provides instructions to insurance intermediaries for preventing cyber risks

by Hogan Lovells on

IVASS has just published a letter to the market addressed to Italian and EU insurance intermediaries and undertakings addressing the level of awareness of traditional intermediaries about the risks involved in the use of new...more

ePrivacy Regulation Trilogue Negotiations Pushed Back to Fall 2018; Final ePrivacy Regulation May Not Be in Place until 2020

by Alston & Bird on

About this time last January, the European Parliament released its proposal for a new ePrivacy Regulation. The intent of the ePrivacy Regulation is to replace the current ePrivacy regime – which consists of an ePrivacy...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

Article 29 Working Party Publishes Updated Guidance on Adequacy Referential

by Reed Smith on

On 28 November 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’) published a working document updating its previous guidance on transfers of personal data to third countries (WP12), (‘WP29 Document’). WP29 has reviewed its earlier...more

Alston & Bird Publishes Five-Part Series on Germany’s GDPR Implementation Statute

by Alston & Bird on

Last year, Germany became the first EU member state to pass legislation implementing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For companies, national GDPR implementing legislation can be significant....more

New Year, New Data Protection Law: Is Your Company Ready for the GDPR?

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The countdown has officially begun. On May 25, 2018, the European Union's ("EU") General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), a sweeping data privacy and security regulation resulting from years of regulatory and political...more

What to Expect in UK Employment Law in 2018: GDPR, Brexit Negotiations and More

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Whilst 2017 was anticipated to be a fairly static year for employment law, that did not in fact prove to be the case, and there were various notable developments, including the following: ..The landmark defeat of the...more

Article 29 Working Party Releases Guidelines On Consent Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

On 28 November 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) published its guidelines on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The guidelines are open for public consultation until 23 January 2018. They...more

Mandatory Changes Proposed to UK Government Contracts’ Data Privacy Terms

The UK government has announced that it intends to write to all government contractors in order to make unilateral changes to all UK government contracts to comply with impending changes in EU data privacy law....more

ML Strategies 2018 Outlook: Telecommunications

Even though Congress spent much of last year focused on a number of bigger-picture priorities including healthcare, tax reform, and appropriations, lawmakers also developed a number of telecom-related bills. Recently,...more

Does the GDPR Apply To Your US-based Company?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

If you’ve been following the headlines, you know that a day doesn’t pass without a reference to the “GDPR”. On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect, marking the most...more

New Chinese Government Report Highlights Recent Data Protection Enforcement and Attitudes

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In the final days of 2017, the vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) submitted a report to the Standing Committee of the NPC detailing the Network Security Law enforcement...more

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Is Coming: What Does It Mean For U.S. Businesses?

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

With the May 25, 2018 deadline quickly approaching, many businesses are scrambling to prepare for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and questions and conversations are heating up. Still...more

The Data Report: The 2018 Data Security Forecast

by Bilzin Sumberg on

2017 saw increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks on both state institutions and businesses, leading to growing public awareness and interest in data security and information management. In this episode of The Data Report,...more

French Connected Cars Compliance Pack Offers Helpful GDPR Toolkit

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The French Data Protection Authority recently issued its Connected Cars Compliance Pack. The pack is designed as a toolkit not only for France, but with a European GDPR perspective on how connected cars can comply with data...more

December 2017: Supreme Court Takes on Drugs, Data, and Extraterritoriality

On October 16, 2017, the Supreme Court made a surprising grant of review in a case which may have far reaching consequences for tech companies and litigants generally. The case, United States v. Microsoft Corp., involves a...more

Cybersecurity: New Year Brings A New Set of Concerns For In-House Counsel

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last year saw multiple high-profile data breaches, enough to place cybersecurity atop any in-house attorney’s 2018 priority list. But the threat posed by hackers isn’t the only cyber concern on the minds of in-house...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2017

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party's critique of the Privacy Shield and the Sixth Circuit's decision to consider the issue of computer fraud...more

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