Posted by fgilbert on October 13th, 2022

President Biden October 7, 2022 Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for US Signals Intelligence Activities – Towards an Updated EU-US Privacy Shield Framework When the European Court of Justice issued its decision on Schrems and Facebook Ireland v. Data Protection Commissioner in July 2020 (Schrems II),[1] it triggered a brutal disruption and stoppage in the […]

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Posted by fgilbert on June 6th, 2021

Three years after the GDPR came into effect, the European Commission has issued the much-awaited final version of two new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses that are expected to enable data controllers and processors to address some of the thorny issues in the transfer of personal data of EU/EEA citizens. The Press Release of the […]

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Posted by fgilbert on November 12th, 2020

California voters approved Proposition 24 on November 3, 2020, paving the way to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Starting in January 2023, CPRA will expand California consumers’ ability to limit the use of their personal information in the context of targeted advertising, beyond the rights already acquired under the current provisions of CCPA, and […]

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Posted by fgilbert on July 16th, 2020

At long last, the European Court of Justice (EUCJ) has published its decision in the “Schrems 2” case. The EUCJ was tasked with reviewing the effectiveness of the mechanisms used in the context of crossborder data transfers. A key question was whether standard contractual clauses (SCC) used as a means of establishing “adequate protection” for […]

Posted by fgilbert on June 28th, 2020

The June 15, 2020 FTC Blogpost, titled Six Steps Towards More Secure Cloud Computing provides a concise, valuable checklist for businesses that use or intend to use cloud services, so that they make their use of cloud services safer. The document is a reminder of the basic golden rules concerning data security when using a […]

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Posted by fgilbert on June 3rd, 2020

Dubai has enacted a new data protection law that replaces the current privacy law, law N. 1 of 2007. The new 50-page law, which modernizes the current data protection law, will come into effect on July 1, 2020, at which time the pre-existing law and all related regulations will be repealed.   The Dubai International […]

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Posted by fgilbert on January 19th, 2020

A draft memorandum outlining a proposed Guidance on Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Application(“Memorandum“) for agencies to follow when regulating and taking non-regulatory actions affecting artificial intelligence was published by the White House on January 7, 2020. The proposed document addresses the objective identified in an Executive Order 13859 on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, (“Executive […]

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Posted by fgilbert on December 2nd, 2019

EUR 14.5 million fine At the beginning of November 2019, the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information assessed a EUR 14.5 million fine against Deutsche Wohnen SE, a German residential real estate company, for violations of the GDPR, specifically violation of the data minimization and storage limitation principles. The decision has been […]

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Posted by fgilbert on July 31st, 2019

After nearly four wonderful years, today is my last day at the firm. I have enjoyed my time there, and the ability to work with many great lawyers and professionals. I am taking off for new adventures in privacy and cybersecurity in the US and throughout the world. I look forward to interacting or working […]

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Posted by fgilbert on July 12th, 2019

Facebook might be required to pay a $5 billion dollar fine to the Federal Trade Commission, as a settlement of the investigation of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, according to a report published by Bloomberg Law. Customarily, these settlements are published for consultation, and become final several weeks or months later.

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