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"Going International – A Primer for the Global Economy in Ten Questions"

The global economy has created an increasingly challenging phenomenon of cross-border enforcement. By way of recent example, how does Brazil fine US-based Facebook $33 million for supposed failure to produce documents from...more

Update: California’s Consumer Right to Privacy Ballot Initiative

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

California ballot initiative, Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018, gathers momentum for a November vote, spurring some telecom and internet businesses to organize opposition. Businesses are preparing to oppose a...more

Vermont Adopts New Information Privacy Regulation

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Banking Division of Vermont’s Department of Financial Regulation has updated and modified existing regulatory requirements concerning the treatment of nonpublic personal information about consumers by financial...more

A paradise for data privacy advocates - Bermuda’s privacy law now in full effect

With enactment of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), Bermuda can now count itself among the ever-expanding list of jurisdictions with enhanced privacy protections. PIPA, passed on July 27, 2016, and entered into...more

IAPP Global Privacy Summit Recap, Big Questions, and Indiana Jones Analogies

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"Who?" - Indiana Jones "... Top... Men..." - Government Bureaucrat - If you know this iconic scene from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, then you know it comes following the epic search and recovery of the...more

Monitoring Employee Electronic Communications

by Jaburg Wilk on

A growing number of employers monitor and review their employees’ electronic communications, including telephone calls, emails and internet use, while at work or working away from the office. They cite a number of legitimate...more

Know Your Terms of Use: Steps to Take When Contracting With Third Party Online Education Tools

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Technology has become an integral part of public education as we know it. With advancements in technology steadily progressing throughout society, the use of electronic resources continues to extend further into classrooms...more

Transparency Reports

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

The number of companies and organizations issuing transparency reports is increasing. In general, there are no official standards governing what these reports contain but companies’ reports often incorporate information on...more

Belgian Court Uses Novel Argument to Assume International Jurisdiction over Non-EU Facebook Entities

by Alston & Bird on

On February 16, 2018, the Brussels Court of First Instance rendered a judgment in proceedings brought by the Belgian Privacy Commission’s against Facebook. The case forms one part of two-tiered litigation brought by the...more

IAPP Global Privacy Summit Recap, Big Questions, and Indiana Jones Analogies

by Ward PLLC on

"We have top men working on it right now." - Government Bureaucrat. "Who?" - Indiana Jones "... Top... Men..." - Government Bureaucrat If you know this iconic scene from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, then...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: February 2018

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Rojas v. HSBC Card Services Inc., 228 Cal. Rptr. 3d 640 (2018)- Summary: Installing recording device and recording calls on company phones renders actions intentional under California Invasion of Privacy Act. ...more

Australia's New Breach Notification Law in Effect

by Reed Smith on

On February 22, 2018, Australia’s Privacy Amendment Act 2017 became effective, introducing the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (the Scheme). Under the new Scheme, entities with existing personal information security...more

Cyber breach reporting in Australia: the new normal

by Dentons on

Until now, Australia did not have a mandatory data breach notification requirement. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) simply encouraged entities to notify it of data breaches – the regime was...more

South Carolina Insurance Department Amends Privacy Regulations

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The South Carolina Department of Insurance recently amended its Privacy of Consumer Financial and Health Information provisions (Regulation 69-58) to eliminate the annual privacy notice requirements for financial institutions...more

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Recommends European-Style “Right to be Forgotten”

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released an important draft Position on Online Reputation (paper). The paper takes the position that current federal privacy legislation, the Personal...more

Data Privacy Laws: What Can Be Protected?

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Data privacy laws throughout the world are directed to protecting information that can be used to identify an individual. How this information is defined varies based on the jurisdiction and different laws but terms commonly...more

New Procedures for Handling Juvenile Police Records for Illinois Municipalities

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Public Act 100-0285, recently signed into law, amends the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. The amendment prohibits law enforcement agencies from disclosing records involving minors who commit ordinance violations. • The...more

The Data Report Episode 24: The Internet of Things

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Seven: The Internet of Things (Part I) Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the "Internet of Things," or systems of devices interconnected via the internet, in a new module of The Data Report. Jay explores the...more

The Data Report Episode 23: Internal Data Management

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Six: Workplace Data Security (Part IV) Having a team that understands the significance of the information your company possesses is invaluable. In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward...more

I-20 - Special Holiday Party Episode

by Cozen O'Connor on

Michael Schmidt's latest episode of Employment Law Now features a Top 10 list of tips to consider in order to avoid some holiday party mistakes for your company....more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2017

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the European Commission's annual review of the Privacy Shield, a potential threat to the European Union's "standard contractual clauses," a push by...more

UPDATE: Blurring The Line Between Foreign and Domestic: The Expansion of Search Warrant Powers Overseas

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

The fight over whether the government may access the data of companies and individuals that is stored overseas has officially made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. On October 16, the Supreme Court agreed to review the...more

The Data Report Episode 18: Privacy Shield

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Five: International Law (Part III) In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses compliance with the GDPR requirements. Jay examines "Privacy Shield," the framework that provides a set of...more

An English-Language Primer on Germany’s GDPR Implementation Statute: Part 4 of 5

by Alston & Bird on

Over the past year, the German government has been working on legislation to implement the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On July 6, 2017, Germany did so by passing a statute titled the Data Protection...more

The Data Report Episode 17: What the GDPR Means for American Companies

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Five: International Law (Part II) In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward expands his discussion on the GDPR, examining what it means for American companies and how thoughtful steps can be...more

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