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Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 17 April 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team.This week’s alert covers news from the EU, Germany and the UK. EU WP29 Examines Privacy Shield Issues in April Plenary Meeting MEPs to Consider Recommendations on ePrivacy Regulation Germany Berlin Data Protection Commissioner Issues Activity Report … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party issues draft Guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessments

On 04 April 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) issued its much-anticipated draft Guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), which will be required under Article 35 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The draft Guidelines are open for comment from the public until 23 May 2017, after which the final Guidelines … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 10 April 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, France and the UK. EU Article 29 Working Party Adopts Guidelines on Data Portability, Data Protection Offcers and Lead Authorities Article 29 Working Party Consults on Data Protection Impact … Continue Reading

HHS Announces $400,000 HIPAA Settlement with Community Health Center

  The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS OCR) recently settled with a notable covered entity – a nonprofit Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) – over alleged Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rule violations. FQHC’s generally serve underserved populations, and qualify for enhanced reimbursement … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 3 April 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, Germany and the UK. EU MEPs Raise Concerns Over EU-US Privacy Shield Germany Schleswig Holstein: Data Protection Authority Issues Information Leaflet on Privacy in Resident Registration Matters Bundestag Committee: … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 27 March 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from France, Germany, the UK and the US. France Use of Email Content for Marketing Purpose Requires Consent on a Yearly Basis Germany “Netzwerk Datenschutzexpertise” Issues Report on Right of … Continue Reading

EU Parliament adopts a Resolution on the Adequacy afforded by the EU-US Privacy Shield

On 6th April, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the “Adequacy of the Protection afforded by the EU-US Privacy Shield”. The resolution draws attention to previously identified and new concerns about the Privacy Shield framework and considers what the focus should be during the upcoming joint annual review of the Privacy Shield. The resolution … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 20 March 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, France, Germany and the UK. EU Court of Justice of the European Union: No “Right to be Forgotten” for Personal Data in a Register of Companies France … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 13 March 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, France, Germany and the UK. EU European Data Protection Supervisor Issues Opinion on Proposals to Enhance Consumer Protection in the Digital Sphere France The CNIL Publishes a … Continue Reading

Can Personal Data Be Used As Payment For Free Online Services?

On 14 March 2017, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued its Opinion on the protection of personal data when it is used in lieu of payment for “free” online services.  The EDPS is an independent EU body responsible for advising the EU institutions on data protection matters. The Opinion was issued following a request … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 6 March 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU and the UK. EU European Data Protection Supervisor Issues Opinion on European Travel Information and Authorisation System UK Information Commissioner: UK Should Seek to Obtain Adequacy Decision … Continue Reading

House Committee Passes H.R. 1313 Allowing Employers to Collect Genetic Information under Workplace Wellness Programs

On March 8, 2017, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved a bill, H.R. 1313 – Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, which would allow employers to require employees to undergo genetic testing and share such information under a workplace wellness program. The Committee favored the bill claiming it would allow employers to offer … Continue Reading

Possible Relief to Privacy Shield Fears: EU Data Transfers Excluded in New White House Executive Order on Immigration

On March 6th, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on immigration that now excludes any mentions of the U.S. Privacy Act. The previous executive order, issued in January, instructed public agencies to limit privacy protections under the Privacy Act to only U.S. citizens, which caused some to question the validity of the … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 27 February 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, France, Germany, the UK and the US. EU MEPs Vote to Increase the Protection of Data Collected at EU Borders France French Data Protection Authority Launches RFP for … Continue Reading

WP29 Provides Guidance on Handling Complaints Under EU-US Privacy Shield 

On February 21, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) published a “Rules of Procedure for the ‘Informal Panel of EU DPAs’ According to the EU-US Privacy Shield” and a “Complaint Form for Submitting Commercial Related Complaints to EU DPAs.” Both documents also reference the not yet effective General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The publication … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 13 February 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection and Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU and Germany. EU Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe Establishes New Code of Conduct European Data Protection Supervisor Sets Out Priorities for 2017 Germany Data Protection Commissioner of … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 6 February 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection and Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from Germany, the UK and the US. Germany Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Adopts New Draft Regulation on the Use of Drones Federal Data Protection Commissioner: National Amendment … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 30 January 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection and Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from France and the UK. France Digital Republic Bill Brings Material Changes to the Framework Regulating the French Telecommunications Industry CNIL Publishes Guidelines on Password Protection UK ICO Warns Against … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 23 January 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from France, Germany, the UK and the US. France French Data Protection Authority Launches Discussion Group Germany ZITiS Starts Work in Munich UK ICO Responds to Ofgem’s Call for Evidence on … Continue Reading

A White House Executive Order May Affect Validity of Privacy Shield

On January 25, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order titled, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” which may affect the validity of the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield Framework that allow companies to transfer personal data to the US. The order (under Section 14) directs all federal agencies … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 16 January 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, France, Germany and the UK. EU Greek Court Requests Preliminary Ruling on Data Retention France French Government Publishes Medical Data Regulation Germany Federal Network Agency Receives More … Continue Reading
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