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 UK, EU, US and Global news.


  • ICO Active in Establishing New Commonwealth Network of Privacy Regulators
  • ICO Discusses New Co-Operation Framework in Blog Post
  • Call for Journalists to Have New Public Interest Defence to Allegations of Data Breaches
  • IFB Expansion to Combat Insurance Fraud Industry-Wide


  • Process Begins to Appoint New EU Data Protection Supervisor


  • Obama Administration Addresses Financial Cybersecurity
  • US District Court Rejects Claims that Mobile Phone IDs Constitute Personal Information
  • FTC Stresses Privacy and Data Security Obligations of Broadband Providers
  • California Toughens its Data Breach Law
  • SIFMA Publishes New Cybersecurity Principles


  • Data from the “Internet of Things” is Personal Data

Read the alert here.