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The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter - October 2017

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An English-Language Primer on Germany’s GDPR Implementation Statute. Expanding on his recent article for Bloomberg BNA, Alston & Bird associate Dan Felz offers a multipart primer on Germany’s new GDPR implementation statute....more

ICO Sets the Record Straight on Data Breach Reporting Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

The latest in the series of blogs from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) looks at some of the myths around data breach reporting under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Given the misleading press...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 14

by Jones Day on

New York Attorney General Announces Record Number of Data Breach Notices in 2016 - On March 21, 2017, the New York Attorney General's Office announced that it received 1,300 reported data breaches in 2016—a 60 percent...more

UK ICO issues largest ever fine for a data breach

by White & Case LLP on

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (the "ICO") has issued a record fine of £400,000 to a UK telecoms company, in connection with a data breach that took place in October 2015. The fine, and the related adverse...more

Mobile apps and data protection, the ICO revisits

by Reed Smith on

Given the widespread popularity and quotidian usage of mobile apps, the issue of privacy should not be forgotten. Last year the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted a thorough privacy review of 21 popular mobile...more

Alert: You Can't Hide Behind Your EULA

by Cooley LLP on

Companies trying to shift liability for data breach by hiding catch-all exclusion clauses in End User Licence Agreements (EULAs) can learn from one company's latest antics. What's happened? At the end of last year,...more

Happy Data Protection Day! ICO and Senate Committee’s spotlight on data protection

by Reed Smith on

In preparation for European Data Protection Day on 28 January, the ICO commissioned a survey on attitudes towards data protection. The YouGov poll revealed growing public concern over data privacy and security. Of more...more

Round-up of Safe Harbor guidance issued by EU Data Protection Authorities

by Reed Smith on

October has been a busy month for Data Protection Authorities in the EU. Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (C-362-14) on 6 October,...more

No Safe Harbour? Immediate Implications for Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

A landmark decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that companies may no longer rely on “Safe Harbour” to justify transferring personal data from the European Union to the US, because the US Government has a...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

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