The Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team is pleased to share with you a weekly alert on data privacy issues. This week’s alert covers news from the UK, EU and the US.


  • Awards Available from £4 Million Fund for Best Ideas on Tackling Cyber-Crime
  • New ICO Smartphone Guidance
  • Substantial Award of Compensation for DPA Breaches
  • ICO Updates Model Publication Scheme Guidance


  • New EU Commissioners Tasked with Swift Progress on Data Reforms
  • Article 29 Working Party Statement on Data Retention Directive Ruling
  • MEPs Call for Improved Data Protection to Promote Single Digital Market


  • Settlements with FTC Over Allegations of COPPA Breaches
  • US Confirms Defence Systems Successfully Hacked by Chinese Government