EU-US Privacy Shield

EU Creates Taskforce to Address Fallout From Privacy Shield’s Demise

Companies in the United States are just beginning to feel the impact of the Schrems 2.0 case, which heralded the end of the EU-US Privacy Shield.  With Privacy Shield’s demise, the mechanism via which 5,000+ companies transferred data from Europe is no longer valid under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Standard Contractual Clauses…
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Japan APPI

Japan’s New Data Privacy Amendments: Key Takeaways

Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) has been effective since 2005. But Japan recently approved amendments that are expected to bring APPI in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in terms of granting rights to consumers, increasing penalties for noncompliance and limiting transfers of personal data. While these amendments…
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Brazil’s New Data Privacy Law Takes Effect…Today?

The United States may still lack a federal privacy law, but that hasn’t stopped other countries from implementing their own.  Brazil is poised to be the latest country to pass comprehensive data protection legislation. The General Data Protection Law (LGPD) was scheduled to be effective as soon as today. However, due to pandemic-related delays, administrative…

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CFIUS Turns an Eye Toward Data Privacy

CFIUS Expands Its Reach Foreign investors in US businesses have a new set of data privacy regulations to comply with if they wish to avoid post-closing investigations or divestment. On February 13, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) took effect. This act increases the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment…
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GDPR And Pirvacy Shield

Schrems 2.0: What it Means for EU-US Data Transfers and the Future of the Privacy Shield

Schrems 2.0 is a court case with a complex history. It all began when an Austrian privacy activist, Max Schrems, filed a formal complaint against Facebook back in 2013. This original filing-–Schrems 1.0–was brought to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and alleged that Facebook violated the rights of EU citizens by sharing and transferring their…
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