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U.S. Senate Duo and California Ballot Initiative Propose to Radically Alter U.S. Consumer Internet Privacy and Upend Digital...

by BakerHostetler on

Amid growing concerns over the improper use of user information and data breaches, and in the same week as the Senate examines the Cambridge Analytica controversy, a duo of U.S. senators who have long advocated for federal...more

Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten

The effective date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching (May 25, 2018), and its impacts are already being felt across various industries. Specifically, the conflicts between the GDPR and...more

Allen & Overy's weekly update on Key Regulatory Topics - 6 April 2018 – 12 April 2018

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - Please see the “Other” section for an update on the Joint Committee of ESAs’ report on the risks and vulnerabilities in EU financial system. CBI publishes report on the future of UK regulation On 11 April,...more

“GDPR” Is Coming: The General Data Protection Regulation

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Editor’s Note: Strictly speaking, this blog post isn’t really about human resources management or employment law. But it might be; the GDPR is vaguely written and it is not at all clear how it will be applied in relation to...more

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms in Cartel Cases: Risks in Potential Broad Theories of Harm

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Algorithms and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become commonplace in a vast number of markets, and this has drawn the attention not only of competition law academics and practitioners, but also of competition...more

Regulators and Courts Clarify Virtual Currency Regulation, but Overall Framework Remains Murky

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This update serves to cover virtual currency regulatory developments over the past two months in the U.S., U.K. and EU. This follows our previous virtual currency regulatory updates as part of Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech...more

Web Exclusive: March 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first three months...more

Facebook Announces Plan to Implement GDPR Globally

by Reed Smith on

In preparation for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect May 25, Facebook announced it is launching a range of new privacy tools in an effort to “put people in more control over their...more

The GDPR and Mergers and Acquisitions: What Corporate Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

by Dickinson Wright on

As cybersecurity incidents affecting Target, Home Depot, Anthem, Sony, Ashley Madison, and many other companies have demonstrated, cybersecurity poses a significant legal risk to companies. ...more

The GDPR Covers Employee/HR Data and It's Tricky, Tricky (Tricky) Tricky: What HR Needs to Know

by Dickinson Wright on

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018, so in less than 60 days. While many companies have been working to ensure compliance with respect to their customer and...more

The GDPR is Coming – Are You Ready?

On May 25, 2018, important European regulations regarding data privacy and protection go into effect that will have a major impact on American companies, many of whom don’t realize they will be subject to compliance with its...more

GDPR – 50 Days to the Great Data Protection Revolution

by Locke Lord LLP on

In just a few weeks, on May 25, 2018, the EU’s new data protection law goes live. The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as the GDPR, is the biggest change to European data protection law in over 20 years and...more

Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong Issues a GDPR Guidance Document

by Alston & Bird on

On April 3, the Hong Kong Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) announced the publication of the “European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016” guidance document. The PCPD explains that...more

The Bayer/Monsanto Digital Farming Licensing Remedy: Structural or Behavioral?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The European Union (“EU”) recently concluded its investigation of the Bayer Monsanto transaction. As part of the remedy, Bayer has agreed to license to BASF its “entire global digital agriculture product portfolio and...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes Progress Update on its Work to Develop a Cyber Lexicon

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board has published a Progress Update on its work on the creation of a common lexicon of terms to support the work of the FSB, standard-setting bodies, authorities and private sector participants to...more

European Banking Authority Publishes FinTech Roadmap

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published a Roadmap setting out its conclusions following responses to its August 2017 discussion paper on its approach to financial technology. The EBA adopts the definition of FinTech that...more

Blog: M&A: Key Considerations in Transactions with EU Employees

by Cooley LLP on

The employment law landscape across the EU Member States is often markedly different from that in the US. Here, we take a look at five important employment issues to be aware of when a transaction includes employees in the...more

European Commission Outlines Blockchain Development Plans, Calls For A Feasibility Study And Unveils Fintech Action Plan

by Reed Smith on

The EU Commission continues to show its support and investment in new technologies in the digital economy. On February 1, 2018, the Commission and the European Parliament launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, and...more

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

Developments in Sustainable Finance: EU Commission Action Plan For Financing Sustainable Growth

by Reed Smith on

On 8 March 2018, the EU Commission proposed a suite of far-reaching near-term reforms aimed at the promotion and regulation of “sustainable finance” in all its forms across the entire investment chain within the European...more

Bayer/Monsanto: European Commission Continues Its Trend of More Aggressive Divestments to Address Innovation Concerns

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has routinely considered potential harm to innovation as part of its merger assessments, particularly in R&D driven sectors such as pharmaceuticals and technology. In recent years, however, the...more

Joint Committee of ESA's Final Report on Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions

On March 15, 2018, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESA“) published its final report, together with a factsheet, on the use of big data by financial institutions (JC/2018/04). Chapter 4 of the...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

Will EU Data Protection Authorities ‘Consistency Mechanism’ Be Ready in Time for the GDPR?

by Reed Smith on

During an Article 29 Working Party (WP29) press conference on 7 February 2018, the outgoing chair and French privacy chief, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, expressed concerns that EU data protection authorities (DPAs) may not be...more

GDPR Primer For Universities

WHY DOES IT MATTER? - Because the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will hold universities much more accountable for the data they possess and use....more

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