Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

A 12 Step Approach to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

A 12 Step Approach to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), so if you are complying properly with the current law then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently. It is important to use this checklist and other Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) resources to work out the main differences between the current law and the GDPR.


95% of Organizations Have Employees Seeking to Bypass Security Controls

95% of Organizations Have Employees Seeking to Bypass Security Controls

Employees using private VPNs and Tor on an enterprise network are typically trying to hide their actions and do something that will not be detected by the organization’s security controls, he says. “Security bypass is the first step towards data theft or other destructive behavior,” Koo says.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is Open for Business

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is Open for Business

Today [Wednesday, April 12, 2017], U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the newly launched Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is now accepting self-certifications. The Framework provides companies a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.


Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield FAQs

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield FAQs

When can an organization self-certify to the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield? Starting April 12, 2017, organizations can self-certify to the Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.


First EU-US Privacy Shield Annual Review to Take Place in September 2017

First EU-US Privacy Shield Annual Review to Take Place in September 2017

The inaugural annual review into the operation of the EU-US Privacy Shield is to take place in September this year. EU justice commissioner Věra Jourová confirmed the timing of the review in a speech in Washington late last week.


The Laziest, Cheapest Way to Circumvent Your Snooping ISP

The Laziest, Cheapest Way to Circumvent Your Snooping ISP

Congress decided that your ISP should be allowed to sell off your private browsing data, but the solutions to get around this are a bit complicated, costly, or just a pain.


How AI Is Transforming the Workplace

How AI Is Transforming the Workplace

AI is also beginning to help managers peer into personal aspects of job performance that used to be left up to managers’ instincts and observations.


The Cloud Controls Matrix Working Group – Cloud Security Alliance®

The Cloud Controls Matrix Working Group - Cloud Security Alliance®

The Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) is specifically designed to provide fundamental security principles to guide cloud vendors and to assist prospective cloud customers in assessing the overall security risk of a cloud provider.


10 Recommendations to Reduce Cyber Risk in the Cloud

10 Recommendations to Reduce Cyber Risk in the Cloud

When choosing a cloud service provider, it’s vital that the datacenter physically reside in a region or country in which data handling and storing legislation is favorable to your company’s business interests.


Court Rejects Overly Broad Request For Forensic Imaging Of Plaintiff’s Personal Computers

Court Rejects Overly Broad Request For Forensic Imaging Of Plaintiff’s Personal Computers

The takeaway from this case – which surveys a number of cases from other jurisdictions – is that blanket requests for forensic imaging probably will not be approved without very specific parameters that describe the relevance of the information, the precise method for obtaining it, and the reason that the information cannot be obtained elsewhere.


JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours

JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours

At JPMorgan Chase & Co., a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours.


Are Cyber Lawyers Poised to Play Bigger Role in M&A?

Are Cyber Lawyers Poised to Play Bigger Role in M&A?

Kornbacher thinks privacy lawyers are poised to take on a bigger role in M&A deals, particularly during the due diligence phase.


Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Many US companies may not realize that they might also have to comply with this new EU data security regulation. That’s because the GDPR applies to any business that holds data about, or which markets to individuals within the EU.


Microsoft E-Mail Fight With U.S. May Be Headed to Top Court

Microsoft E-Mail Fight With U.S. May Be Headed to Top Court

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, a law passed before the widespread use of e-mail, instant messages and Internet-based social networks, doesn’t permit courts to require U.S.-based Internet service providers to turn over customer e-mails stored on servers outside the country.


Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

On January 11, U.S. and Swiss authorities announced final agreement on the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Framework defines standards for handling personal data exported from Switzerland to the U.S. and enables U.S. companies to meet Swiss legal requirements to protect personal data transferred from Switzerland.


2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

On the e-discovery vendor front, the pace of consolidation of large service providers in 2016 was unprecedented compared to prior years.


Five Tips To Avoid Mistakes In Electronic Document Review

Five Tips To Avoid Mistakes In Electronic Document Review

I have seen hundreds of mistakes over the years, especially in the last decade when my work as a lawyer has been limited to electronic discovery. Many of these blunders were made by “the other side.” Some were funny and made me smile, others were not and led to motions of all kinds. Keeping it real, I have made my own fair share of errors too. Those lessons were painful, but are now deeply etched


Could Amazon Echo Hold Evidence in a Murder Case?

Could Amazon Echo Hold Evidence in a Murder Case?

In a sign of how internet-connected devices could transform the legal system, a prosecutor in Arkansas is fighting to collect evidence from an Amazon Echo, which could hold sound recordings that reveal details about who committed a murder.


Indictment Issued in Law Firm Hacks

Indictment Issued in Law Firm Hacks

Three Chinese citizens have been charged with hacking into the servers of two prominent – but unidentified – international law firms to steal confidential client information in connection with pending M&A deals.


Key Takeaways from the Newly Released GDPR Guidelines

Key Takeaways from the Newly Released GDPR Guidelines

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) recently held its December plenary meeting to discuss certain issues related to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), which will take effect in May 2018, and of the Privacy Shield, which was opened for self-certification by companies in August.


The UK’s Cybersecurity Regulatory Landscape: An Overview

The UK’s Cybersecurity Regulatory Landscape: An Overview

There are currently no mandatory reporting requirements under UK law specific to cybersecurity incidents except in relation to those communications service providers that are subject to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended).


The Irish Data Protection Commissioner Issues the GDPR Preparation Checklist

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner Issues the GDPR Preparation Checklist

The new data privacy regime is expected to result in enhanced transparency, accountability, and individuals’ rights, while optimizing organizational approach to governance and management of data protection as a corporate issue.


SaaS to the Max: The Limits of Shifting from On-site to Cloud Services

SaaS to the Max: The Limits of Shifting from On-site to Cloud Services

SaaS Benefit: Putting costs under operational expenses also affords companies better control of technology spending across the enterprise.


Cyber Privacy, Law and Governance in the Spotlight After U.S. Election

Cyber Privacy, Law and Governance in the Spotlight After U.S. Election

Throughout the election cycle, anxiety over cybersecurity was a central theme, raising issues that businesses and government will face for years to come.