Robin B. Campbell is a senior counsel and co-chair of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. She is also a member of the firm’s Health Care Group. She focuses on the development and implementation of information management strategies for the handling of personal information, including employee, customer, and consumer information. Robin provides a variety of privacy and security counseling, and has twice been seconded to clients to serve as their in-house privacy lead, once in the health care industry and once in the automotive industry.
By Robin B. Campbell and Lisa Weinert on Posted in Government Agencies,PrivacyUncertainty surrounding the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor (Safe Harbor) replacement, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield), will remain for now. On April 13, 2016 the European Union (EU) Article 29 Working Party (WP29) comprised of all 28 EU member state data protection authorities (DPAs) announced its official but non-binding opinion on the European Commission’s (EC) draft… Continue Reading
By Robin B. Campbell and Lisa Weinert on Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security,Privacy,SanctionsOn February 8, 2016, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) publicly issued a formal notice to Facebook, following a joint investigation with four other EU regulators, asking the U.S. social network provider to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months’ time. The notice (unofficial English translation available here), outlined several alleged violations… Continue Reading
By Robin B. Campbell on Posted in Government Agencies,PrivacyThe U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission have remained publicly optimistic about their renegotiation of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor (Safe Harbor) following the program’s invalidation by the European Court of Justice in October. Unfortunately, there are signs of trouble in the U.S. Senate and future trouble coming from European Union (EU) regulators. The EU… Continue Reading
By Jeffrey L. Poston and Robin B. Campbell on Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security,PrivacyA Massachusetts federal court (“federal court”) certified several privacy related questions of first impression to the Massachusetts State Supreme Judicial Court (“State court”) to clarify the scope of state law. In response, the State court broadly construed “personal identification information” (“PII”) and held that collecting customer zip codes during credit card transactions violates Massachusetts privacy… Continue Reading