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Beyond The European Union: How The GDPR Affects US Companies

by Carlton Fields on

The effective date of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Reg. (EU) 2016/679, is fast approaching and will affect many organizations across the globe, even those not located in the EU. ...more

How to Leverage Privacy as a Key Competitive Advantage

We’ve discussed privacy compliance with regulations, legal requirements, etc. in the space since this blog’s inception. “Privacy by design” – while not a new concept – is certainly enjoying a new spot in the sunshine thanks...more

Cross-Border Data: Managing the Risks

by Epiq on

Focus on four areas to mitigate the danger of data transfer across borders - Cross-border data transfers are not only frequent, but often crucial components of everyday business. Today’s patterns of global data flow would...more

CLOUD Act Aims for Clear Skies: Bipartisan CLOUD Act Seeks to Clarify Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data

by Bracewell LLP on

In October 2017, the Supreme Court granted the Department of Justice’s petition to review the Second Circuit’s decision that limits the reach of warrants issued under the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”). Specifically, the...more

Kolvin Stone Discusses How Law Firms Can Prepare for the GDPR

Kolvin Stone, a partner in Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice in London, recently spoke with The Times’ The Brief Premium on how law firms can prepare for the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation...more

Privacy Matters, Featuring Data Flows - February 2018

This issue of Privacy Matters examines the flow of personal data. Creating a data map is a quick way to identify, understand and record what happens to any personal data you have. Data maps should be kept on file and should...more

100(ish) Days Until GDPR

by Workman Nydegger on

In a little more than 100 days, a sweeping regulation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect across the European Union. The purpose of the GDPR is to update and modernize the scope of...more

Practical GDPR Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companies

In case you had not heard, the European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. The essential principles of the EU’s...more

GDPR May 25th Deadline Approaching – Businesses Globally Will Feel Impact

In less than four months, the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR" or the "Regulation") will take effect in the European Union/European Economic Area, giving individuals in the EU/EEA greater control over their...more

The European Union’s GDPR Is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?

If you have employees or are doing business with individuals in the European Union, on May 25, 2018, you will be subject to some new regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a new, heightened standard...more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: Is a Service Provider’s Privacy Shield Certification Good Enough?

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

When Aerospatiale Meets The GDPR: Can U.S. Litigants Expect Limits On Discovery Of EU Personal Data?

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018, the European Union will begin enforcing its new data protection regime. The implications of the GDPR extend to discovery practices in U.S....more

First views from the CJEU on how to build a consumer collective action in the Schrems v Facebook Ireland case: The concept of...

by Hogan Lovells on

The famous case brought by Maximilian Schrems against Facebook Ireland in Austria, aimed to become an international and large data protection class action, led on 25 January 2018 to a ruling from the CJEU on two main...more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: Are the Standard Contractual Clauses Enough?

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

C’est la dernière ligne droite : veillez à être prêt à appliquer le RGPD avant le 25 mai prochain. Et demandez-vous : suis-je sur...

Dans moins de quatre mois, le 25 mai 2018, le règlement général de l'Union européenne sur la protection des données (« RGPD ») entrera en vigueur et la loi française, actuellement en discussion devant le parlement, qui tient...more

Compliance Deadline Approaching to Comply with EU’s New Data Protection Regulations

by Miller Canfield on

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s new data privacy regulation, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), will become effective. Not only does the GDPR regulate processing...more

ECJ Rules against Schrems Class Action, Sets Up Jurisdictional Questions for GDPR Class Actions

by Alston & Bird on

In late 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its initial Schrems decision, invalidating the EU/US Safe Harbor and leading to important developments in the rules for transferring personal data from the EU to the...more

General Data Protection Regulation Brief

by Clark Hill PLC on

The European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is fast approaching, and it is far-reaching, as it will affect a significant number of organizations across the globe, even if they are not located in...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With Davos 2018 in the rear view mirror, some analysts are pegging the “geopolitical momentum” as China’s to claim, thanks in no small part to its expansive and ongoing “Belt and Road” initiative....more

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An Introduction

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016/679) will take effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation provides general guidance on what is needed for compliance, however many policies and procedures are...more

European Commission Releases GDPR Guidance

All privacy professionals, whether in the EU or the U.S., need to have an understanding of the implications of General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) compliance, particularly since the fines and penalties that could be...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - January 2018 #4

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

A new report issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF) called “Global Risks Report 2018,” lists the threat of cyber-warfare and cyber-attacks affecting the public as the world’s third greatest threat in 2018, only behind...more

Davos 2018: Big data and our role fighting financial crime

As the fight against financial crime and corruption gathers pace, Davos 2018 has highlighted to business and political leaders their vital role in fostering cross-border co-operation and data sharing....more

Cybersecurity: The Law and Regulatory Framework

by Michael Volkov on

Cybersecurity law is a patchwork of global statutes and regulations. Unfortunately, Congress has failed to act in this area, leaving the EU and US States to “lead.” As a result, companies are often required to follow the...more

The Final Race to GDPR: Are You on the Right Track?

In less than four months, on May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into full effect, bringing with it an array of new individual rights and regulatory requirements....more

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