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The Privacy Shield is Dead: Now What?

The Privacy Shield is Dead: Now What?

July 17, 2020 at 1:14 PM - Privacy,

After years of uncertainty, the fate of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Shield”) has finally been determined. On July 15th, the EU’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), declared the Shield to be invalid as a lawful mechanism for transferring the personal data of EU residents to the U.S.

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Does COVID-19 Impact GDPR Protections?

Does COVID-19 Impact GDPR Protections?

April 17, 2020 at 10:48 AM - compliance,

The novel coronavirus has upended business operations on a global scale, and mitigation efforts continue to be implemented to help organizations stay afloat during this unprecedented pandemic. On March 19th, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), an informal working group comprised of representatives of each of the national data protection authorities in the EU, issued a statement regarding data processing activities during this public health crisis, emphasizing that while data protection rules should not hinder the fight against COVID-19, it is still imperative that certain prescribed steps be taken to ensure the protection of personal data.

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Understanding the CCPA: Key Provisions and Readiness Checklist

Understanding the CCPA: Key Provisions and Readiness Checklist

November 4, 2019 at 8:15 AM - compliance,

A first of its kind in the U.S., the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious privacy legislations in the world; and with 17 additional states so far following its lead, data privacy protection is finally having its day in the United States. Effective January 1, 2020, the CCPA will become enforceable as early as next spring. More specifically, the Act will be enforced on the earlier of either July 1, 2020 or 6 months from the date of issuance of the final regulations, following the California Attorney General’s enforcement guidelines (expected mid-September).

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New York's SHIELD Act Bolsters Data Security

New York's SHIELD Act Bolsters Data Security

September 5, 2019 at 11:26 AM - personal data,

It didn’t take long for other states to follow California’s lead in pursuing rigorous data privacy protections for their residents. Although New York was unsuccessful in passing its own version of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) this year, legislation expanding data breach notification protocols was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 25, 2019¹. The SHIELD Act (the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act) signals a growing trend in the U.S. toward strengthening data privacy protections in the wake of high-profile data breaches through the adoption of more comprehensive and enforceable regulations.

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Reading the Tea Leaves: What Do GDPR Enforcement Efforts Tell Us?

Reading the Tea Leaves: What Do GDPR Enforcement Efforts Tell Us?

May 10, 2019 at 3:47 PM - compliance,

Despite the global angst preceding the GDRP’s effective date, there’s been seemingly little news about enforcement efforts against noncompliant businesses. But, the reality is that EU regulators have been very busy working behind the scenes. As of February, 2019, nearly 100,000 claims under the GDPR have been lodged with EU national data protection authorities (“DPAs”), many relating to telemarketing and promotional e-mails. Similarly, just over 40,000 data breaches were reported to the DPAs; and 255 investigations into EU cross-border processing activities were initiated, mostly as a result of complaints filed by individuals.

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Leveraging the GDPR Experience to Comply with the CCPA

Leveraging the GDPR Experience to Comply with the CCPA

May 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM - Privacy,

The EU’s sweeping data privacy law – GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – will celebrate its one year anniversary later this month. In this time, the GDPR is credited with, among other things, inspiring other jurisdictions, including the United States, to adopt similar legislation designed to protect the rights of individuals over their personal data and increase the transparency of data collection and processing activities.

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How the Nonprofit Landscape Will Change in 2019

How the Nonprofit Landscape Will Change in 2019

January 29, 2019 at 1:48 PM - Privacy,

Nonprofit legal departments can expect changes in 2019 due to new federal and state laws passed last year. Lakshmi Sarma Ramani, a member with our Washington D.C.-based team, offers an overview of the key issues that may impact nonprofits in her latest ACC Docket article.

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Update on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield's Status

Update on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield's Status

October 31, 2018 at 9:18 AM - compliance,

Outside GC Member Stephan Grynwajc continues to keep a close eye on the fate of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data-sharing arrangement. 

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