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Sessions Commits to Enforcing USA FREEDOM Act

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Jeff Sessions, (R., AL), the president-elect’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ), said that he intends to...more

Government Surveillance Under a Trump Administration

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

As the transition of power from President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump continues, industry and consumer-protection groups continue to scrutinize Trump’s appointments, policy positions and tweets for insight...more

Yahoo Requests Declassification Of Alleged Email Scanning Order

by King & Spalding on

On October 19, Yahoo publicly petitioned U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to declassify a federal order allegedly requiring it to scan all of its users’ incoming email messages. In the open letter, Yahoo’s...more

U.S. Spy Court Grants NSA Permission To Collect Telephone Records

by King & Spalding on

The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISA Court”) unsealed an order on April 19, 2016, in which it allowed the National Security Agency (“NSA”) to compel specific telephone records related to an ongoing...more

U.S. Government Challenges Preliminary Injunction On NSA Surveillance Program: Update On Klayman v. Obama

by King & Spalding on

On Monday, January 4, 2016, the U.S. government filed a motion in Klayman v. Obama to vacate the preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that limited the National Security...more

UPDATE: Is Safe Harbor Still Safe? The European Court of Justice Answers with a Resounding “No”

by Wilson Elser on

On September 28, 2015, we released a client alert noting that European Commission Decision 2000/520, known as the “Safe Harbor” for U.S. companies handling the private data of EU citizens, was under attack in the advisory...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

European Commission Pushes New Agreement with the US

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On October 26, the European Commissioner Vera Jourová addressed the Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs to discuss the consequences of the Schrems Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European...more

Rand Paul And The Expiration Of The Patriot Act

by LeClairRyan on

During the last weekend in May, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul did something that is not easy to do – he managed to anger most Republicans and Democrats, the Senate Majority Leader (who is also the senior senator from Kentucky),...more

The USA Freedom Act: What it Changes and (Mostly) Doesn’t for Cloud Services – And is it Really the Issue

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The recent showdown over renewal of certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act (often called simply the Patriot Act) and the subsequent enactment of the USA Freedom Act have raised a number of questions about the ongoing...more

July Congressional Agenda

After a weekend of fireworks, parades, and apple pie, Congress returns from the Independence Day recess this week with the Senate scheduled to be in session for five weeks and the House of Representatives in session for four...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2015

In This Issue: - USA Freedom Act Brings Changes to Surveillance Program - Connecticut Enacts Bill Imposing Tighter Data Security Obligations - Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Data Breach Negligence...more

The USA Freedom Act: What it Changes and (Mostly) Doesn't for Cloud Services--And is it Really the Issue

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The recent showdown over renewal of certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act (often called simply the Patriot Act) and the subsequent enactment of the USA Freedom Act have raised a number of questions about the ongoing...more

The USA FREEDOM Act Heightens the Need for Carriers to Examine their Data Retention Practices

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Barack Obama signed the USA FREEDOM Act into law. Among other reforms, the USA FREEDOM Act adopts a series of modifications to federal foreign intelligence gathering statutes and procedures to...more

Outsourcing by Canadian Companies after the USA PATRIOT Act

by Field Law on

Wondering about outsourcing your data to the U.S.? What follows is an update to one of our most popular posts: Outsourcing by Canadian Companies: Another Look at the USA PATRIOT Act, originally written in January 2013....more

USA Freedom Act To End NSA Bulk Data Collection

by King & Spalding on

On June 2, the President signed into law the USA Freedom Act of 2015 (“the Act”) after the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 67-to-32. As King & Spalding previously reported, the Act amends the Patriot Act and prohibits...more

U.S.A. Freedom Act passed into law

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On June 4, 2015, President Obama and his administration signed into law the U.S.A. Freedom Act, which “reform[s] the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct...more

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