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Privacy Shield: The New Safe Harbor

In the aftermath of the Safe Harbor invalidation, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce have agreed to a new draft of the “Privacy Shield”. Read More

Non-compliance with new EU data privacy rules can be costly

On October 6, Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, struck down the “Safe Harbor Framework,” which existed between the United States and the EU for 15 years. This has an impact on companies collecting or processing personal data in EU nations for use in the United States. The Framework provided a method for over 4,000 U.S. companies to transfer personal information outside the European Union consistent with the EU’s strict Data Protection Directive. The Directive establishes the rules for protecting Europeans’ privacy rights. To take advantage of the Framework, U.S. companies have self-certified compliance with EU standards to the Department of Commerce. Read More

FTC claims authority over cyber security

On August 24, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its Memorandum Decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, giving the FTC full authority, at least in the Third Circuit, to review and modify a private company’s online privacy policies and terms and conditions and, worse, to issue citations for a company’s failure to comply. Read More