European Commission Deems the UK as an Adequate Jurisdiction
202106.28
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European Commission Deems the UK as an Adequate Jurisdiction

On June 28, 2021, the European Union (“EU”) Commission (“European Commission”) adopted two adequacy decisions for cross-border data transfers from EU and EEA member states to the United Kingdom (UK) – one under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the other for the Law Enforcement Directive. The European Commission found that the UK’s implementation of GDPR-based data…

Data Trans(Atlantic)fer: Enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Negotiations Heating Up
202103.30
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Data Trans(Atlantic)fer: Enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Negotiations Heating Up

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders released a joint press statement regarding the intensifying negotiations on an “enhanced” EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the Schrems II decision.  The press release emphasized their “shared commitment to privacy, data protection and the rule…

Data Privacy Day 2021
202101.28
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Data Privacy Day 2021

Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual international event to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding data and the promotion of data protection and privacy best practices.  In honor of Data Privacy Day, we are providing our followers with links to three of our most popular data protection and privacy checklists:

201811.08
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UK Information Commissioner’s Office Enforces GDPR Against Non-European Entity

The question of whether European data protection authorities will, in fact, seek to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on non-European entities has been answered.  The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued an enforcement notice (Notice) against a Canadian corporation with no EU operations, AggregateIQ Data Services Limited (AIQ). Canadian Company had Ties to…

201709.06
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Laura Clark Fey to Present on Third-Party Vendor Contracting at IAPP KnowledgeNet in Denver

Laura Clark Fey, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, Principal of Fey LLC, will speak at the IAPP Denver KnowledgeNet on “Third-Party Vendor Selection and Contracting:  Limiting Risk under the Privacy Shield, GDPR, and Privacy Regulations Worldwide.” She will co-present with Jennifer Mullins, CIPP/E, General Counsel of SafeGuard World International. We have inserted more information on this…

201709.06
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Laura Clark Fey to Present on GDPR at Denver Summit for Senior Information Security Leaders

Laura Clark Fey, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, Principal of Fey LLC, will speak to senior information security leaders at the 2017 Alliance Leadership Summit on “Overcoming EU GDPR Challenges at the Intersection of Privacy and Security.”  She will co-present with Leon Ravenna, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, PMP, Chief Information Security Officer of KAR…

201705.26
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Less than One Year until EU GDPR: Recommended Steps to Take Now

It is now less than one year before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) takes effect—bringing with it increased compliance obligations, penalties (as high as 20 million euros or 4% annual worldwide turnover), and enforcement.  EU regulators have already advised organizations that there will be no grace period for compliance after May 25, 2018. …