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  With Privacy Shield’s demise, the mechanism via which 5,000+ companies transferred data from Europe is no longer valid under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).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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Zoom And Class Action

Zooming in on Cyber Governance: Key Areas to Focus On

Advisory Board Member, Jody Westby, CEO of Global Cyber Risk  LLC, authored this article which was originally published on July 14, 2020 in Forbes at this link.  Shortly after the coronavirus shutdowns began in March 2020, businesses and people across the country started using Zoom for remote working, video meetings, and keeping up with family…
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Data Scraping And Data Privacy

Data Scraping Versus Data Privacy: Supreme Court to Decide

Most laws are a matter of trial and error. Data privacy laws are no exception to that rule. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in particular, has been criticized for its vague language and unrealistic expectations for enforcement–like the idea that companies can be held responsible for consumer data once it has been scraped by…
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Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield is Dead: Data Transfers Between EU and US in Question

ADCG wrote earlier this year about the uncertain future of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework–an agreement between the United States and the European Union that governs the transfer of data between the entities. On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) made a decision that effectively struck down the EU-US Privacy…
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Cfius

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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ADCG names Recognized Cyber Risk Expert, Jody R. Westby, to Advisory Board

The Association for Data and Cyber Governance announced the appointment of Jody R. Westby to its Advisory Board. “Jody Westby is someone to be reckoned with in the field of cyber risk and cyber governance as one of the world’s leading authorities on these subjects. In the early days of a global awakening to cybercrime,…
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Data Privacy

Complying with Data Privacy Law Lends a Competitive Advantage

Data governance and data privacy compliance almost always complement each other. When organizations are compliant with data privacy and security guidelines, it is likely because an effective data governance strategy is already in place. And the opposite is oftentimes also true. At the risk of oversimplifying these broad concepts, data privacy is about identifying and…
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