Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States.


  • Article 29 Working Party Publishes Letter to the EU Commission Clarifying Scope of Health Data Used by Lifestyle and Wellbeing Apps


  • Hamburg Data Protection Office Examines Facebook᾽s New Privacy Policy
  • Support and Criticism of Draft Law Enabling Consumer Associations to Take Legal Action Against Breaches of Privacy
  • Privacy Commissioner Holds that it is Inadmissible to Collect Employee Data with the Purpose of Avoiding Liability for Non-Payment of Minimum Wage

United Kingdom

  • Information Commissioner Renews Call for a Change in the Law Governing Nuisance Calls and Texts
  • New Booklet Published : ‘Accessing and Sharing Information: Acting on Behalf of a Person with Dementia’

United States

  • US President Issues Executive Order to Promote Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing
  • White House Announces New Cyber-Threat Agency
  • Report Published Examining the Privacy and Security Implications of New Communications Technologies in Cars

For more information on any of these items, or data privacy issues generally, please feel free to call any of the following individuals:

Annette Demmel (Germany)