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Eleventh Circuit Clarifies When Statute Of Limitations Clock Starts Ticking For Driver’s Privacy Protection Act Claims

by King & Spalding on

On May 19, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (“DPPA”) claims because they were time barred under the statute of limitations. ...more

European Commission Publishes Proposal for Signing the EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement

by Reed Smith on

The EU-U.S. data protection Umbrella Agreement consists of a framework of principles and safeguards for trans-Atlantic transfers of personal data (such as criminal records, names and addresses) in relation to the prevention,...more

Weekly Web Wrap-Up

Friend a Bot on Facebook? Messenger Launches Business Chatbots - At Facebook’s annual developers conference F8 this week, Facebook confirmed that Messenger will allow brands and companies to build bots that interact...more

President Obama Signs New Privacy Law – Judicial Redress Act

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On February 24, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Judicial Redress Act giving citizens of certain “covered countries” access to U.S. courts to protect their privacy and take legal action against U.S. government...more

New restrictions on disclosures of personal data to non-EU courts will not apply in the UK

by White & Case LLP on

One of the more controversial portions of the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation is a provision restricting the ability of EU businesses to comply with demands from non-EU courts for the production of...more

Judicial Redress Act passes the House with the Senate Amendments

The amended Judicial Redress Act has passed the House and is on its way to the president to be signed into law. The Act, which we covered in an earlier blog post, gives citizens of foreign countries the same rights as US...more

Judicial Redress Act Would Extend Privacy Act Remedies to Citizens of Designated Foreign Nations

by Morgan Lewis on

The pending legislation would authorize the US Department of Justice to designate foreign countries to allow the citizens of such countries to bring civil actions against certain US agencies to access, amend, or redress...more

Tying it all together: Safe Harbor and Security-Related Data Flows

One of the fascinating aspects of the privacy-related negotiations between the EU and the US over the past couple of years has been the EU’s efforts to decouple trade (e.g, TTIP) and security-related negotiations from the...more

Focus on China - October 2015

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Welcome to the third issue of Focus on China Compliance for 2015. According to the FCPA Blog’s October 2015 Corporate Investigations List, China leads the countries reported to be involved in FCPA investigations with 29...more

Judicial Redress Act Passes House; May Aid New U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor

by King & Spalding on

On October 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Judicial Redress Act (the “Act”) to allow European Union residents to challenge certain privacy violations by the U.S. government in U.S. courts. If passed by the...more

European Union and United States Agree in Principle on New Safe Harbor Framework

by Goodwin on

On Monday, October 26, European Union Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová delivered a speech before the European Parliament in which she noted that the European Union and the United States had agreed “in principle” on a new...more

Safe Harbor Update: House Votes to Pass Judicial Redress Act

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Judicial Redress Act of 2015 (H.R. 1428) (Judicial Redress Act) is on its way to the U.S. Senate. On October 20th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of passage. The Judicial Redress Act extends...more

U.S. Congress passes the Judicial Redress Act, but does it provide effective redress?

by Reed Smith on

In an uncharacteristically swift move, the United States Congress passed the Judicial Redress Act (“Act”) on 20 October 2015. The Act proposes to extend safeguards implemented under the Privacy Act 1974, and, if brought into...more

California Law Enforcement and Industry Gain Procedural Certainty with Historic Cal-ECPA Bill

by Wilson Elser on

On October 8, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law Senate Bill 178, known as the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal-ECPA). Cal-ECPA mandates that California law enforcement agencies...more

Safe Harbor No More: The Everchanging Landscape of Data on the Digital Frontier

by Exterro, Inc. on

Justice in unincorporated territory is often made up of unwritten codes and gentlemen’s agreements focused on individual freedoms and laissez faire trade. But once the space is populated and providing cash flow, and the need...more

Strike Suit Offers Conjectures, And Little More, About Scottrade Data Breach

As reported on Friday in the Krebs on Security blog, online broker Scottrade had sent an e-mail to customers earlier that day stating that it recently had learned from law enforcement officials that Scottrade was one of a...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

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