Privacy

U.S. Privacy Law: Past, Present and Future

Privacy law is a hot topic for legislatures in the United States at both the state and federal levels. With the advent of influential laws from international governments, including the European Union, the lack of significant privacy regulation in the U.S. has become glaringly apparent. In this article, we discuss the history of privacy regulation…
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UK

UK Proposes Reforms to Data Protection Laws

On 10 September 2021, the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) published its long-awaited proposals for reform of the country’s data protection laws. The consultation paper includes a detailed and comprehensive set of suggested amendments to the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), with…
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Data Sharing

France Moves to Stop Data Sharing with US

Under the CLOUD Act, companies registered in the United States are obligated to share with U.S. authorities data belonging to foreign entities. France’s top cybersecurity official, Guillaume Poupard is working to stop that practice.  Poupard, who is the director general of ANSSI–France’s cybersecurity agency–wants to stop cloud providers like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google from sharing…
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