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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

Does Your U.S. Company Pull Data From European Citizens? Fall In Line with GDPR by May 2018 or Suffer Substantial Fines

by Newmeyer & Dillion LLP on

The European Union (“EU”) has enacted a strict, comprehensive framework of security regulations aimed to protect its citizens. These regulations, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), provide a blueprint...more

Data Processor GDPR Checklist

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

A major change with the GDPR is that data processors now have direct legal obligations under EU privacy law. This is a significant shift from the current EU Directive which only directly obligates the data controllers....more

Are You Required to Designate a Data Protection Officer?

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Follow our three-question flowchart to answer the question: “Does GDPR Apply to You?” If “Yes” then you may be required to designate a Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) by May 25, 2018, when the GDPR applies. Follow our...more

GDPR Applies to US Firms

The European Data Protection Regulation is to come into force on 25 May 2018 (the “GDPR”). It introduces many far-reaching changes in data processing, including the possibility of the supervision authority to impose high...more

Will September assessment scuttle EU-US Privacy Shield?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Ever since being finalized in July of 2016, the EU-US Privacy Shield has faced considerable criticism. Crafted to replace the long-standing EU-US Safe Harbor that was struck down the previous year, the EU-US Privacy Shield...more

Thursday LTNY 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted yesterday and Tuesday, LegalWeek 2017 – which includes of course the marquee event LegalTech® New York (LTNY) – is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being...more

Prepare for Compliance with General Data Protection Regulation Checklist

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has issued a 12-step checklist of actions companies can take now to better prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new EU privacy regulation...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 6: Data...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? The Data Protection Principles provide the conditions on which an organisation is permitted to process personal data. If an organisation cannot satisfy the Data Protection...more

Advocate General’s opinion states that IP addresses are Personal Data

by Reed Smith on

On 12 May, the Advocate General’s (AG) opinion in Case C-582/14 Patrick Breyer v Germany was released, stating that dynamic IP addresses should be considered personal data for the purposes of EU data protection law. Although...more

IP Addresses as Personal Data – Website Providers To Come Under Even More Scrutiny With EU Data Privacy Law

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Website providers that collect dynamic Internet Protocol addresses (“IP address”) from website visitors may soon be subject to even more scrutiny from data protection authorities in the EU. Last week, Europe’s Advocate...more

Privacy policy required for contact forms on websites? German Courts in disagreement

by Reed Smith on

Over the last years, a number of German Courts had to decide whether the operator of a website that contains a contact form for the website’s visitors shall be obliged to provide visitors a privacy policy that informs the...more

"German Competition Regulator Investigates Facebook for Alleged Violation of Data Protection Laws"

The German Federal Cartel Office (the FCO) has announced that it has initiated proceedings against Facebook for the company’s alleged abuse of its dominant position in a market for social networks. The FCO appears to...more

International Data Privacy: How to Navigate the Challenges

by White & Case LLP on

Hardly a day goes by when the news doesn't include some privacy-related story or scandal. To name just a few recent examples, we've seen: ..Highly publicized losses of customer credit card data by household-name...more

EBA publishes 2016 work programme

by Dentons on

EBA has published its annual work programme for 2016, describing its specific activities and tasks for the coming year. EBA’s work for 2016 is defined under 34 activities in the following strategic areas...more

Data privacy in the Americas - At a glance

by FordHarrison on

As multinational employers are aware, data privacy laws can vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Ensuring compliance with the different requirements can be challenging, and the penalties for noncompliance can be...more

The Safe Harbor Ruling – FAQs and What Your Business Should Do Now

by Reed Smith on

Overview questions - 1. I’m Safe Harbor certified and have seen news articles reporting that “Safe Harbor is invalid”. What does that mean? On 6 October, the European Court of Justice delivered a judgment which...more

Effects of Schrems Ruling on International Internal Investigations

by Morgan Lewis on

In a recent landmark decision, Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Europe’s highest court struck down a US-EU agreement that allowed companies to move personal electronic data between the European Union and...more

CJEU Declares the EU Commission Safe Harbor Decision Invalid

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that the Safe Harbor decision from the EU Commission (Decision 2000/520) is invalid. The ruling seems more severe than the opinion rendered on September 23,...more

US Safe Harbor Not Safe from EU Court Ruling

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

A major European court has just pulled the rug out from under nearly 5,000 US companies, snatching away the relative business certainty of the Data Transfer Safe Harbor, and maybe the safety of standard contract clauses and...more

US-EU Safe Harbor Invalidated: What Now?

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor framework, effective immediately. This momentous decision jeopardizes the continued flow of data from Europe to the US. As the Safe...more

Keep Calm and Data Transfer On (… mostly … for now) - M&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Alert

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Most of you already have Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and—the aged among you—in-boxes overflowing with news about yesterday’s decision from the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”). Some of you read each message, anxiously...more

Alert: European Commission Extends Digital Single Market Strategy with Further Consultations

by Cooley LLP on

The European Commission's Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy is a wide-ranging initiative aimed at creating better access for consumers and businesses to digital services across Europe (for more details see this Cooley...more

EU-US Data Transfer Safe Harbor Invalid, Rules ECJ

by Fisher Phillips on

In a decision that is sure to have wide implications for over 4,500 US companies doing business in Europe, the European Court of Justice has just ruled that the 15 year-old data sharing arrangement known as “Safe Harbor”...more

EU U.S. Data Protection: The Safe Harbor Framework Under Attack

by Locke Lord LLP on

As a reaction to recent disclosures and revelations about the data collection and surveillance by the US government, the Safe Harbor permitting the transfer of personal information from the EU to the US is under attack, and...more

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