EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are you ready?

Data protection has entered a period of unprecedented change. This has been driven by: An increasing number of high-profile data breaches reported in the media that have led consumers and regulators to be concerned about how personal data is managed The demise of Safe Harbor (see our latest Safe Harbor blog entry below) The new … More EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are you ready?

US Safe Harbor update: EU-US Privacy Shield – a new framework for data transfers

On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the previously established Safe Harbor framework was invalid as a mechanism to approve transfers of personal data between Europe and the US. Following that decision, the national Data Protection Authorities (Article 29 Working Party) called EU and US officials to renegotiate Safe Harbor … More US Safe Harbor update: EU-US Privacy Shield – a new framework for data transfers

Business implications of the ECJ’s ruling invalidating the “adequacy” of US Safe Harbor – updated

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent ruling on data protection Safe Harbor principles could have far-reaching implications for the protection of EU data subjects (including employees, clients and suppliers), particularly where the transfer involves “certified” companies that host and/or centralize large amounts of data that is potentially accessible by non-authorized US entities and authorities. … More Business implications of the ECJ’s ruling invalidating the “adequacy” of US Safe Harbor – updated