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The Future of CFIUS: Perhaps Not So Happy a New Year

‘Tis the season to wonder, what will 2018 bring? We may speculate on things like a private company making a moon landing or a peace accord with North Korea. We may be certain of things like well-intentioned gym memberships...more

Group liability for Data Protection Failure – A New Threat for Private Equity Firms?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

As European data protection regulators prepare to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 2018, private equity firms must act to minimise the risk of becoming financially liable for the data protection...more

While you are celebrating: 4 simple holiday season cyber-readiness steps for Asian businesses

by DLA Piper on

The volume and scale of cyberattacks and cyberfrauds is rising. The pace at which these ever more sophisticated attacks can infiltrate systems around the globe suggests that the likelihood of an imminent attack on companies,...more

Multinational Company in China – Are You Concerned About the Personal Credit System and Privacy Provisions in China? You Should...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The People’s Republic of China is making progress in implementing its mandatory “social credit system.” Multinational businesses in China should be watchful of this system, and ready for it when it rolls...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

eDiscovery and the GDPR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes, Part Four: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...In preparing for GDPR, all companies should start by doing the following: Determine Their Role Under the GDPR: Any organization that decides on why and how personal data is processed is essentially a “data controller”,...more

Sears Tries to Sell FTC on Settlement Tweaks

Should the Federal Trade Commission revise its 2009 settlement with Sears involving the company’s data security practices? In an administrative complaint, the FTC alleged that Sears Holdings Management Corp. failed to...more

Article 29 Working Party Publishes Privacy Shield Review: Better, But Needs Work

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy released the results of their first review of the EU-US Privacy Shield on Wednesday (6 December 2017). The WP29 has...more

The Article 29 Working Party Releases Guidelines on BCRs Under The GDPR

by WilmerHale on

On December 6, 2017, the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party released two sets of guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs”) it had adopted a week earlier. BCRs are internal rules that define a group of companies’...more

Is Your Institution Ready for GDPR?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The requirements of the European Union (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) come into effect on May 25, 2018. These regulations promise to usher in sweeping changes to the way institutions, companies, and other...more

eDiscovery and the GDPR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes, Part Two: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...The first and overriding concept to be understood in dealing with the GDPR is how the regulation defines personal and sensitive data and then to determine how those definitions relate to data held by your organization....more

Compliance With New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation 23 NYCRR Part 500

On March 1, 2017, New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR Part 500) became effective. The regulation is the first of its kind in the nation and requires certain companies, including banks, insurance companies and other...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

A TCPA Slam Dunk in the Ninth Circuit?

by LeClairRyan on

The fight is not over yet, but the insurance industry just had a significant victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The scenario is likely familiar to most. You’re invited to send a text and...more

Cyber Risk News & Trends - December 2017

Cybersecurity This Month - Continued onslaught of phishing and travel threats - Internet data breaches threaten the usernames and passwords of billions of people, but bad actors find phishing is the most effective way...more

Companies Outside Retail And Financial Industries May Have Additional Arguments To Challenge Standing In Data Breach Cases

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management was one of the most serious and possibly one of the top ten largest data breaches of the 21st century, compromising background investigation records for some 22...more

Alleged Statutory Violations Precluded Coverage Under Business Liability Policy

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

In a November 2017 decision out of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the Court held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured when the policy’s statutory...more

eDiscovery and the GDPR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to take effect in less than 200 days. It is important to understand the changes this new set of regulations will impose, but it is also important to understand that...more

Bringing Geolocation Into Focus

by BakerHostetler on

With another Thanksgiving and another Black Friday having come and gone the holiday shopping season is in full swing yet again. As brick-and-mortar retail continues to experience a decline in favor of more convenient...more

Paradise Papers: The Latest Offshore Leak

by Jones Day on

Hackers leaked approximately 13.4 million confidential client documents from Appleby, Estera, and Asiaciti Trust to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists....more

Privacy Breach … While Jogging Down a Public Path?

by Field Law on

An online video shows someone jogging on a public pathway during a 2-second clip. Let me get this straight… does this constitute a breach of privacy rights? According to an Ontario court, the answer is yes. This is a...more

GDPR Compliance Task Force - November 2017

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

6 Months To Go The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR can apply to US-based businesses even if they do not have offices or employees...more

No Dismissal of Claim Against Defendant Accused of Transferring Company Info to Dropbox Account: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In Abbott Labs. v. Finkel, No. 17-cv-00894-CMA (D. Colo. Nov. 17, 2017), Colorado District Judge Christine M. Arguello denied the defendant-movant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff-respondent’s conversion claim that the...more

The Data Report Episode 23: Internal Data Management

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Six: Workplace Data Security (Part IV) Having a team that understands the significance of the information your company possesses is invaluable. In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward...more

Privacy Matters, Featuring a Personal Data Checklist

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

This issue of Privacy Matters examines the what, the where and the who regarding personal data. The infographic maps the flow of data to help determine what personal data a company might hold, where it comes from and who it...more

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