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

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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

U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Axed by European High Court

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Government Agencies, Privacy
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (Safe Harbor), which previously provided a valid mechanism for data transfers from the European Union to the U.S.  This decision may have extraordinary consequences for the over 4,400 companies that rely on Safe Harbor, which has been in place for… Continue Reading

U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Judgment Day: October 6, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Government Agencies, Privacy
The European Union’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), set a judgment date of October 6, 2015 for Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, the case which may decide the fate of the current U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (Safe Harbor). The final judgment will be announced less than two weeks after the court’s… Continue Reading