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Cross-Border Transfers Of Personal Data In Light Of GDPR

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. This give companies only two months to prepare for and comply with the GDPR. Companies should be conducting data mapping to identify...more

3 Resources That Make GDPR Compliance Less Painful

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The deadline to comply with the GDPR’s complex and far ranging requirements is rapidly approaching. As your organization races to implement its compliance program before the May 25, 2018 effective date, questions and...more

U.S. Citizen Sues Cambridge Analytica in U.K. Courts for Violations Under U.K. Data Protection Act

On March 16, David Carroll, a New York based American professor sued Cambridge Analytica (CA) in the U.K. courts, after the data analytics firm allegedly failed to respond to his request made pursuant to the U.K. Data...more

Facebook and the English Data Firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) Face Intense Scrutiny for Possible Misuse of Facebook User Data

Facebook and the English data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) are facing intense scrutiny in response to numerous reports about the possible misuse of data of 50 million Facebook accounts. The data was originally...more

Facebook In Hot Water With Latest Privacy Missteps

by Murtha Cullina on

Facebook is the subject of a recent media blitz due to the allegations that 50 million people had their information improperly disclosed to Cambridge Analytica, a data research firm that may have played a role in the 2016...more

Hacking Your Vote From Inside Your Head: How Cambridge Analytica Altered Reality Via Social Media To Induce Specific Voting...

We learned some important lessons this week about the dangers inherent to losing control of your customer or client data, either through hacking, internal theft, or poorly designed controls over what your business associates...more

United Kingdom Establishes IoT Security Principles

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK government recently released a policy paper outlining proposed requirements for makers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to take certain actions to better protect IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats....more

An Employee’s Right Of Erasure Under The GDPR

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with an effective date of May 25, 2018, is just around the corner, and with it will come pressure on the human resources (HR) department to...more

EU Member State Courts Rule Against Facebook’s WhatsApp in Decisions Providing Guidance on the Contours of Consent for Data...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

WhatsApp has recently faced scrutiny by regulators about data processing consents it purported to obtain from users. Most recently, on March 15, the Spanish data protection authority (“AEDP”) released a decision imposing the...more

GDPR's Most Frequently Asked Questions: If I Receive a "Right To Be Forgotten" Request From A Client Who Is An Individual With A...

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

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica – Brave New World for Privacy and Data Misuse

by Holland & Hart LLP on

The dramatic revelations that Facebook users’ personal data was potentially misused by political advertising firm, Cambridge Analytica, has troubling implications for consumer privacy that will become ever-more complicated...more

US Companies Doing Business in the EU or Impacting EU Individuals Must Comply with the EU GDPR by May 25, 2018

by FordHarrison on

Companies with people in the EU or doing business in the EU need to be thinking about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and whether the regulations apply to them. In approximately two months, the EU’s GDPR...more

GDPR Countdown - 11 Weeks to Go

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

A client recently asked me what I think are the biggest risks for companies regarding the GDPR. I had to think, because the question requires a straight answer, and lawyer answers are rarely direct. The first answer is...more

Facebook And The FTC: A Wake-Up Call For Companies Collecting Personal Data

by Ifrah PLLC on

The FTC is reported to be joining state and international regulators in examining Cambridge Analytica’s actions with data accessed from Facebook, including how the data analytics company obtained the information, what it did...more

Data Mining and GDPR Compliance: Dealing with Obtaining EU Personal Information from Third Parties Under the GDPR (Including a...

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

As the effective date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) draws near, companies that collect, process, and use data relating to EU citizens need to be thinking proactively about issues they will face under the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Journal’s weekend report on Facebook’s role in the unauthorized use of data from 50 million users wreaked havoc on the ‘Book’s stock yesterday, with losses spreading across the tech sector (and fellow its FANGers in...more

EU Data Protection Authorities Issue Guidance On Data Breach Notifications

by King & Spalding on

On February 12, 2018, the statutorily-appointed independent EU advisory body known as the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) published revised Guidelines on personal data breach notification under the General Data Protection...more

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: The 60-Day Countdown to the GDPR

by Zapproved LLC on

Prepare for compliance with this step-by-step action plan - The final countdown to enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is on. Starting on May 25, 2018, businesses that offer goods or services...more

Why Your Small U.S. Business Should Care About GDPR

by Barley Snyder on

You’re not alone if your small business hasn’t been paying close attention to the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live May 25. ...more

What Is the GDPR?

by Zapproved LLC on

Facts about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation for the GDPR launch. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR applies to all 28 European Union (EU) member nations as...more

Facebook Can’t Shake Illinois Biometric Proposed Class Action Case

We have previously reported on Facebook’s fight against a proposed class action case alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)....more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: If I Receive A Right To Be Forgotten Request From A Former Employee That Was Terminated...

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

GDPR is Here: How EU Privacy Regulations Impact U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, GDPR extends to any entity that collects,...more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: When Honoring a "Right To Be Forgotten" Request Do I Have To Delete Personal Data From...

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

New York Settles EmblemHealth Breach for $575,000

The recent $575,000 settlement with EmblemHealth signals a push from AG Schneiderman “for stronger security laws and hold[ing] businesses accountable for protecting their customers’ personal data.” Noting New York’s “weak and...more

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