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Data Law Insights

Legal insights on navigating privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, information governance, and e-discovery

Maarten Stassen

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Outcome of Privacy Shield Review Uncertain, Despite U.S. Steps Toward Compliance

Posted in GDPR, Privacy
When the European Commission re-approved the Privacy Shield agreement during its first annual review in the fall of 2017, permitting the transatlantic transfer of personal information to compliant U.S. companies to continue, it did so with a number of reservations. As the Privacy Shield agreement fast approaches its second annual review at the end of… Continue Reading

U.K. Announces Fines Up To $24M For Cyber Noncompliance

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security
The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) recently announced guidance whereby industries could be fined up to $24 million (£17 million) for not having effective cybersecurity measures in place.  The penalties apply to critical infrastructure sectors including energy, transportation, water and healthcare.  While the U.K. government stated that these penalties will be “a last… Continue Reading

New GDPR Guidance from EU Commission

Posted in GDPR
The European Commission has recently released a new website providing guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) implementation requirements.  The website provides a plethora of resources both to industry looking to become compliant with GDPR standards as well as to citizens looking to understand their data protection rights.  Highlights of the website include a… Continue Reading