Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2014

In This Issue:

- EU Parliament Cements Position on Privacy Protection Reform

- EU Parliament Passes Cybersecurity Directive

- SEC Holds Roundtable on Cybersecurity

- EU and APEC Introduce Guide for Cross-Border Data Transfer Compliance

- California Decision Provides Guidance on Privacy Policy Modifications

- California Issues Security Guidance for Small Businesses

- Skadden Attorneys Meet With DOJ National Security Division

- Federal Judge Approves No-Injury Data Breach Class Settlement

- An FCC Perspective


On March 12, 2014, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of the data protection reform package proposed by the European Commission, making Parliament’s commitment to reforming the EU data protection regime irreversible. With this vote, the European Union is one step closer to new data-protection rules. The vote in the European Parliament ensures that the regulation remains on the table and will not change even if Parliament’s composition changes following the European elections in May. To become law, the proposed regulation has to be adopted by the Council of the European Union, which is scheduled to publish its position in June. The long-awaited reform to EU data protection legislation aims both to give people more control over their personal data and to make it easier for firms to work across borders by ensuring that the same rules apply in all EU member states...

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