Data Security

Safe Harbor 2.0? “Close” But Not There Yet

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vera Jourová, the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, briefed the European Parliament on the status of a new Safe Harbor deal being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Jourová indicated the parties...

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The European Union announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. to form a new data transfer agreement, following the CJEU’s invalidation of Safe Harbor. See our previous Safe Harbor blogs...

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California Revises Data Breach Notification Laws

October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law three bills that revise California’s data breach notification requirements. The laws clarify important definitions, adjust notification requirements, and require operators of automated license plate recognition (“ALPR”) systems...

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The Article 29 Working Party released a statement outlining the implications of the court decision invalidating the US-EU Safe Harbor. For affected businesses, the three principal takeaways from the Working Party’s Statement are: No Grace...

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As we have written extensively on this blog, numerous federal agencies, including the FTC and FCC, are increasingly focused on cyber security. Add another one to the list. While the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)...

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The FTC released “Start with Security,”a whitepaper promoting best security practices. Based on the FTC’s more than fifty Section 5, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices settlements, the whitepaper provides examples of what is and is...

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We previously blogged about President Obama’s increased focus on privacy and data security issues. Consistent with that focus, on February 13, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order entitled, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.”...

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On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed into law five cybersecurity-related bills aimed at protecting federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The bills advance President Obama’s 2012 Executive Order “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” by improving the...

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With the New Year just around the corner, we’d like to remind merchants of the January 1st deadline to implement version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The changes in version 3.0...

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Halloween is over. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas are right around the corner. For many that means spending time with family, holiday parties, and lots of shopping, but hopefully not all at the last minute....

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