United Nations Cybersecurity

UN Releases Report on First International Cybersecurity Agreement

Cybercrime has moved beyond the realm of small-time hackers looking for a quick payout. In fact, independent research from the University of Surrey indicates a 100 percent rise in cyber warfare conducted by nation states.  In response, the United Nations released a report in March that establishes guidelines for UN member states to follow when…
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A Guide to New Draft SCCs–and the EDPB’s Response

Ever since the EU-US Privacy Shield was struck down in Schrems 2.o, companies have been scrambling to figure out how to safely transfer data in and out of the EU while remaining compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At this point, the general consensus is that transfers from the EU should only be…
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A Guide to India’s Proposed Data Privacy Law

Indian legislators introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) into parliament in December 2019. Recent policy changes by messaging company WhatsApp have resurfaced the need for a comprehensive bill like PDPB. The company is requiring Indian users consent to their data being shared with its parent company, Facebook. Meanwhile, citizens in the European Union are…
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2020 News in Review

Week Ending December 28  ICO Warns SolarWinds Victims to Report Breaches  The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning to organizations compromised by the SolarWinds breach. The breach, which was carried out by Russian hackers, affected more than 18000 organizations worldwide. ICO requires UK data controllers subject to NIS regulations to report…
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2021 Forecast for Data Privacy Legislation

2020 was a massive year for data privacy. New laws became effective all around the world and, in turn, organizations were forced to amp up their data privacy measures to comply. Data privacy regulations are only getting stricter, and that won’t change any time soon. There is no reason to expect 2021 to be any…
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Brazils Data Privacy

What You Need to Know About Brazil’s New Data Privacy Law

After much delay, Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD) is now in effect. This is a milestone for Brazil who, until now, have never had a comprehensive, streamlined federal data privacy law. LGPD became effective beginning in August– and enforcement action has already begun. U.S. companies are in no way exempt from the Brazilian law.…
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UFCMJRA

GDPR and the Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Recognition Act

You are an American company. While you sell product or otherwise interact with Europe, and thereby collect personal information about European residents, you have no assets or facilities on that continent. Nonetheless, you are concerned about the reach of the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR), whether you must comply with its requirements, and…
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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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LGPD

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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