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New German Federal Data Protection Act Officially Published

On 5 July 2017, the new German Data Protection Act (BDSG-new) was officially published in the Federal Gazette. BDSG-new will fully replace the current German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and is intended to adjust the German legal framework to the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Both BDSG-new and the GDPR will become … Continue Reading

EU General Data Protection Regulation: What Impact for Businesses Established Outside the EU

The 261-page final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces Directive 95/46/EC (Directive), was formally approved by the EU Parliament on April 14, 2016. The document is expected to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) in June, and to enter into force 20 days thereafter. The … Continue Reading

WP29: Thumbs Down to Draft EU-US Privacy Shield

In a 58-page opinion published April 13, 2016, the influential European Union Article 29 Working Party (WP29), which includes representatives of the data protection authorities of the 28 EU Member States, expressed significant concerns with respect to the terms of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield that is intended to replace the EU-US Safe Harbor. The … Continue Reading

Rudolph W. Giuliani to Join Greenberg Traurig in New York

Global Firm Makes Major Strategic Moves in Crisis Management, Cybersecurity, White Collar Defense and Investigations  NEW YORK (January 19, 2016)  — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has announced he will join global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, as Global Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to firm … Continue Reading

No Cybersecurity Crying in ’16

Cyber liability may have been an exotic notion as recently as a couple of years ago. But today, even after notorious breaches, some organizations still don’t appreciate that leaving firewalls and other technology-based precautions to the “IT Guys” won’t cut it. Effective management of a data security incident benefits from adequately addressing risks at all levels in advance. To … Continue Reading

10 Privacy and Data Security Mistakes Start-Ups Should Avoid

Most technology start-up companies lack the experience and resources needed to manage the plethora of security, privacy, and compliance issues inherent in a growing technology business. Nevertheless, the legal and business implications of poorly managed privacy and data security practices are too important to ignore. A single error can undermine the trust of investors and … Continue Reading

ISO Issues Data Protection Standards for the Cloud

Written by Jonathan A. Beckham, with assistance from Audrey T. Borisov, Kedrick N. Eily, and Angela F. Ramson. In July 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 27018, which sets forth standards and guidelines pertaining to the protection of personal data stored and processed on the cloud. In this Alert, the author discusses the … Continue Reading
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