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Privacy Shield-Certified Organizations: Key Takeaways From The Privacy Shield Annual Review
The EU regulators' recent report on the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield provides some valuable compliance reminders for organizations that have certified or intend to certify to the Privacy Shield program.
United States
15 Feb 2019
Transforming The U.S. Healthcare Industry With Blockchain Technology
Patients accumulate vast quantities of healthcare data over the course of their lives
United States
12 Feb 2019
Updating Evidence Laws For The Digital Space: Overseas Production Orders
In a bid to keep English law up to date with technological advances, the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill 2018 has passed the committee stage at the House of Lords.
European Union
28 Nov 2018
Social Links: Laws Affecting Politicians Using Twitter & Tourists Taking Photos; The GDPR Takes Effect; Lost Bitcoins
Finding that President Trump's Twitter feed constitutes a public forum, a federal judge in New York City held that it's a First Amendment violation when the President or one of his assistants blocks...
United States
4 Jun 2018
No Injury? No Problem: Mere Risk Of Identity Theft Can Establish Standing
Standing requirements have forced many a data breach action to stand down. Can a plaintiff have a claim (and on behalf of a massive class) ...
United States
5 Apr 2018
Mandatory Changes Proposed To UK Government Contracts' Data Privacy Terms
The UK government has announced that it intends to write to all government contractors in order to make unilateral changes to all UK government contracts to comply with impending changes in EU data privacy law.
9 Jan 2018
2018: Predictions From Socially Aware's Editors And Contributors
Happy 2018 to our readers! It has become a Socially Aware tradition to start the New Year with some predictions from our editors and contributors.
United States
8 Jan 2018
Social Links: Proposed Legislation To Outlaw "Catfishing" & Protect Young Web Users; Blockchain Technology's Impact On Marketing
The government in Indonesia has warned the world's biggest social media providers that they risk being banned in that country if they don't block pornography and other content deemed obscene.
United States
29 Nov 2017
N.Y.'s New Cybersecurity Regulations: What Financial Services Companies Need To Know
With corporate data security breaches on the rise, the NYDFS has adopted rules requiring financial institutions to take certain measures to safeguard their data and inform state regulators about cybersecurity incidents.
United States
18 Apr 2017
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - March 7th, 2017
If your company collects information regarding consumers though Internet-connected devices, you will want to take note of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent privacy-related settlement...
United States
16 Mar 2017
China Looks To Tighten The Regulation Of Cloud Services
While the law is only in draft form, its key components are consistent with other recent Chinese Internet-related regulation and seem unlikely to change materially.
6 Feb 2017
Important Takeaways From DHS's Proposed Rule On Controlled Unclassified Information
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now officially entered the government data security fray with its own proposed rule (HSAR Case 2015-001; 82 FR 6429; Jan. 19, 2017) for safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
United States
30 Jan 2017
Congress Revisits The Data Rights Statutes And Advances Modular Open Systems Architecture In The FY 2017 NDAA
Although there usually is great validity in the aphorism that "no man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the Legislature is in session," we might have to rethink that notion when it comes to data rights.
United States
11 Jan 2017
European M+A News, Spring 2016
The EU has agreed on a new European data protection framework: the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).
European Union
14 Jun 2016
U.S. And Germany Strengthen Collaboration On Key Cyber Topics
Cooperation between the U.S. and Germany on cybersecurity cannot be taken for granted since information sharing remained a delicate issue between the two countries following concerns raised...
21 Apr 2016
SEC Urges Registered Funds And Registered Investment Advisers To Promptly Address Cybersecurity Risk
The SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued guidance highlighting the importance of cybersecurity and discussing measures that registered investment companies and registered investment advisers should consider when addressing cybersecurity risk.
United States
8 May 2015
Looking Ahead In 2015: Obama Announces Push For Privacy Legislation In Final Term
The announcement comes at a pivotal time for privacy in the wake of the high-profile data breaches that filled the news in 2014.
United States
29 Apr 2015
FTC Issues Landmark Report On Internet Of Things
The FTC has released its much anticipated report on the Internet of Things ("IoT") – a topic that has been top-of-mind for many companies.
United States
29 Apr 2015
NY Department Of Financial Services: Check Your Vendors’ Cybersecurity
According to a recent report released by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the financial industry has a long way to go in overseeing the cybersecurity capabilities...
United States
24 Apr 2015
FINRA, SEC Provide Broker-Dealers With Motivation, Tools To Get The Job Done
Both the SEC and FINRA have recently issued guidance to broker-dealers on cybersecurity, providing valuable resources for them and for registered investment advisors to combat the growing threat of cyber-attacks.
United States
8 Apr 2015
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