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Our Security and Privacy // Bytes Blog Goes Live

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Squire Patton Boggs Security and Privacy // Bytes Blog. The Blog will feature regular posts from our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team, highlighting key data privacy and cybersecurity developments across the globe, with analysis of the practical implications. Many posts will be dedicated to helping … Continue Reading

Changes to the Right of Access to Personal Data under the GDPR – the UK perspective on Employee Data

In anticipation of the coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) exactly a year from today, we are initiating a series of blog posts looking at the practical implications for employers. This post looks at individual employees’ right of access to their personal data and takes the form of a Q&A addressing … Continue Reading

The GDPR Becomes Law in 365 Days – Three Areas to Start Focusing on Now

We’re officially at the one year mark before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into effect on May 25, 2018.  In the last month many EU Member States have been busy proposing GDPR implementation bills, and this week the CNIL published a summary of the responses received to its consultation on profiling, consent, certification, and … Continue Reading

New Australian Mandatory Data Breach Notification Legislation

Australian businesses have been warned they can no longer keep quiet about cyber security breaches, after the Senate passed laws mandating their disclosure 15 years after they were introduced in the US. The long anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Bill) was passed in the Australian Parliament on 13 February 2017. The Bill … Continue Reading

Proposal for New EU e-Privacy Regulation Published

The European Commission today published its formal proposal for a new regulation on e-Privacy (“ePR”), following publication of a leaked draft in late December 2016. The Commission also issued a communication on “Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalised World”, a communication on “Building a European Data Economy” and a proposal for a Data … Continue Reading

Data Privacy – Commission changes existing decisions on standard contractual clauses and adequacy of third countries

In the aftermath of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (“CJEU”) judgment invalidating Safe Harbor, on 16 December 2016 the European Commission published two decisions, changing its previous decisions on standard contractual clauses (“SCC”) and adequacy decisions on third countries. Arguably, the amendments have been made in order to minimise the risk of … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 2 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 UK and the USA. United Kingdom Investigatory Powers Act Challenged in Court of Justice for the European Union United States New York Department of Financial Services Issues Revised … Continue Reading

New Comprehensive Chinese Cyber Security Law Approved

This week, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress approved the new Cyber Security Law. The law, which contains 79 articles under eight chapters, is set to take effect in June 2017 and has wide-ranging implications for how companies in China handle personal data and cybersecurity issues. The law applies broadly to entities or … Continue Reading

The Department of Health and Human Services Issues Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing

  On October 7, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published guidance (“Guidance”) on how cloud services providers (“CSPs”) and covered entities using cloud computing solutions can comply with the privacy, security, and breach notification rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). Over the … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 17 October 2016

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: UK ICO Issue Record Fine to TalkTalk ICO Commissioner’s First Speech in Offce Germany Baden-Württemberg Commissioner Presents Assessments of IoT Products International Company Sues Germany for Remote Signal Monitoring US … Continue Reading

Nokchan v Lyft: Since the Spokeo Decision Privacy Continues to be a Hot Topic as Circuit Courts Fracture

On October 5, 2016, in Nokchan v. Lyft, Inc, United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed Nokchan’s putative class action, finding his claim of privacy violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) failed to meet the requirements of Article III standing established by Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins.  This was because … Continue Reading

Calls for Federal Breach Notification Law Continue After Yahoo Data Breach

Data breach prevention and response are again at the forefront of the public consciousness with the recent news of a massive data breach by Yahoo. The call for federal breach notification legislation was revived by the FTC on September 27, 2016, five days after the Yahoo breach was announced. During testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 19 September 2016

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: UK Brexit Continues to Cast Shadows Over UK Future ICO Fines Two Companies a Total of £100,000 Information Rights Tribunal Reasserts Importance of Communicating Breaches to the ICO Germany Bavarian … Continue Reading

New EU cybersecurity requirements soon to fall on “essential services” operators

On 17 May 2016, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive at first reading, paving the way for its final adoption and entry into force in August 2016. What is the NIS Directive? The Directive aims to step up the security of network and information systems across … Continue Reading

Companies have “Fair Notice” that FTC can Challenge Substandard Cybersecurity Practices as “Unfair”

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is the federal agency that is charged with enforcing laws to protect consumers from fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices.  Over the past several years, one of the FTC’s focuses has been on companies with allegedly deficient cybersecurity protections.  On August 24, the Third Circuit confirmed the FTC’s authority to rule … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert -17 August 2015

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team.  This week’s alert covers news from Germany and the UK. Germany DIHT Criticizes Government Draft on the Introduction of Data Retention Hamburg Data Protection Officer: Facebook is Not Allowed to Require Real Name of User Voßhoff … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert- 10 August 2015

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team.  This week’s alert covers news from Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Germany Entrepreneur Must Remove Surveillance Camera Capturing Neighboring House Federal Ministry of the Interior Publishes New Model Contracts Containing No Spy Clause Hong … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert- 3 August 2015

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team.  This week’s alert covers news from the EU and the United Kingdom. EU European Data Protection Supervisor Makes Recommendations for the New General Data Protection Regulation European Court of Human Rights Rules that Privacy Right is More … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert- 27 July 2015

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team.  This week’s alert covers news from the EU, Germany and the United Kingdom. EU US Data Transfer/Safe Harbor Talks Inch Closer to Deal Germany Bundestag Adopts Draft Law on IT Security German Privacy Commissioner Presents Activity Report … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert- 20 July 2015

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team.  This week’s alert covers news from Australia, the EU, Russia, UK and the US. Australia Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Releases Guide to Privacy Regulatory Action EU Article 29 Working Party Opinion on the Draft … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 6 July 2015

The latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team is now available.  This week’s alert covers news from Austria, Belgium, China, EU, Germany and the UK. Austria Austrian Court Rejects Facebook Privacy Case Belgium Belgian Constitutional Court Dismisses Data Retention China China Adopts New Law on National Security EU … Continue Reading
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