International Privacy

The FTC has announced a proposed Privacy Shield-related settlement, alleging that a company falsely stated that it was in the process of being certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework because it “did not complete...

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Like most reading this article, we have been very busy over the last couple of years preparing our clients for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In advising companies that range from start-ups to...

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What to Know About the Swiss-U.S Privacy Shield

January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United States and Switzerland have finalized a Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that is nearly identical to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The Swiss Shield codifies the requirements of Article 6 of the Swiss Federal Act...

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The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is official. This post explains what Privacy Shield is, what it requires, what has changed since the first version proposed in February 2016, how to join, and the benefits of joining...

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Representatives from EU member states have given their approval of the revised Privacy Shield data transfer program, setting the stage for its formal approval and implementation in the immediate future. According to European Commission Vice-President...

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First Post-Safe Harbor Fines Issued

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the first time since the Safe Harbor was invalided by the European Court of Justice in October 2015 (see related blogs here, here, and here), an EU regulator has issued fines to three companies...

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For anyone who has been tracking the trials and tribulations of the invalidation of the Safe Harbor agreement, followed by the down-to-the-wire negotiations of the Safe Harbor replacement (the ironically denoted “Privacy Shield”), it probably...

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Details Released

March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following an initial agreement made in early February 2016, the European Commission has published texts that will constitute the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.” The new agreement, if approved and implemented, will provide a new option for legal...

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Businesses celebrating a Safe Harbor replacement have been dealt a sobering gut punch from Brussels: in April 2016, the European Union data protection authorities (“DPAs”) may reject not only the recently announced “EU-US Privacy Shield”...

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European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, and the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourová, announced that after “tough” negotiations, the United States and the European Union have agreed upon a new framework for transatlantic...

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