Data Protection

Subscribe to Data Protection RSS Feed

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 26 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 Parliament Hears First Reading of Unsolicited Marketing Communications (Company Directors) Bill 2016-17 Worldwide Data Breaches Increase in 2016 EU Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European … 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

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 30 August 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: Germany International Working Group Makes Recommendations for Privacy in Internet Telephony Nordrhein-Westfalen Data Protection Commissioner Comments on Speed Check Services US EPIC Challenges New FAA Drone Rules Software Manufacturer … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 22 August 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: EU EU-US Privacy Shield: Three Weeks On Germany Bavarian Government Adopts New Security Concept Federal Labour Court: Employee Right to Inspection For more information on any of these items, … Continue Reading

European Commission Finds Privacy Shield “Adequate” But Uncertainty Remains

As we predicted  last week, the European Commission has moved swiftly to issue an adequacy decision that formally adopts an agreement finalized with the US Department of Commerce in June concerning arrangements to legitimize the transfer of EU personal data to the US. The much anticipated “EU-US Privacy Shield” arrangements will replace the Safe Harbor regime, … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 4 July 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: EU EU Council Agrees on New Measures Against Cybercrimes France The CNIL Opens a Period of Public Consultation on the GDPR The French State Council Rules on Rights to … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 27 June 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: EU EU and US Sign Umbrella Agreement France France Launches New Do-Not-Call List French Supreme Court Rules on Privacy Rules Germany Thüringen Data Protection Commissioner: Private Video Recordings Require … 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

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 23 May 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: EU EU Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive The Court of Justice of the EU Advises that IP Addresses are Personal Data France The CNIL Publishes Blanket … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 17 May 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: EU New Rules Give Europol More Power to Fight Cybercrime France The CNIL Prioritises Its Topics of Investigation UK Nuisance Callers Face Tighter Controls Judicial Review into the Legality … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 9 May 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: EU Publication of the New EU General Data Protection Regulation EU Passenger Name Record Directive Adopted by the Council Amendments to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations Germany Higher … Continue Reading

EU General Data Protection Regulation’s Two Year Compliance Period Starts May 24, 2016

Following  four years of discussions, on May 4, 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union published the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The GDPR, which will enter into force on May 24, 2016, will replace the data protection directive, Directive 95/46/EC, from 1995.  Companies will then have until May 25, 2018, when the … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 27 April 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: EU European Data Protection Supervisor Releases Case Law Overview for 2014/15 Germany Brandenburg Data Protection Commissioner Presents Activity Report for 2014/15 Resolutions by the 91st Conference of German Privacy … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 1 April 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: France OpposeTel Appointed to Protect Against Unwanted Telemarketing Calls CNIL Fines Google €100,000 Germany Positive Views of the General Data Protection Regulation in the German Parliamentary Committee German Association … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 21 March 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: France French Data Protection Authority Issues a Blanket Authorisation Regarding Data Processing for Litigation Purposes Germany Stiftung Datenschutz Critically Comments on Privacy Shield German Lawyers’ Association Gives its Opinion … Continue Reading

Political Robocalls Are Subject to TCPA Rules: Reminder from Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Advisory

The presidential campaign is well underway in the U.S., even though the election is over 6 months away.  Many candidates reach out to the public through automated phone calls or texts, often referred to as “robocalls,” and prerecorded voice calls. To remind candidates and their campaigns that those calls and texts are regulated under the federal … Continue Reading
LexBlog