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04 November 2015

EU Commissioner Jourová encourages further progress amidst Safe Harbor fall out

The 37th Annual International Conference of Privacy Commissioners in Amsterdam last week was long planned around the proposals of the transatlantic Privacy Bridges Project for a series of concrete steps to bring the U.S. and EU closer together on privacy.  But, with the CJEU’s Schrems decision blowing up the Safe … Read More

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25 October 2015

Safeguards and Oversight of U.S. Surveillance Under Section 702

In Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement on the basis that the European Commission had failed to sufficiently assess the protection of personal data of Europeans under the U.S. data protection regime. The Court alluded to … Read More

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23 October 2015

Safe Harbor Data Privacy Briefing: Your Questions Answered by Giovanni Buttarelli

Everyone is talking about the European Court of Justice’s landmark judgment that declared the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor invalid.

As a follow-up to our webinar on October 8, “What Safe Harbor’s Invalidation Means for Your Business” took place on October 20, 2015 through a partnership with Sidley Austin LLP and … Read More

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20 October 2015

Call My Bluff

This post originally appeared in the Kluwer Competition Law Blog on October 20, 2015.

The European Commission (or to be more precise, and to point the finger in the right direction, DG Competition) has sweeping powers of investigation in cases of suspected infringement. Indeed, it has even sought and obtained … Read More

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28 September 2015

Dawn Raids in the EU: Commission Asserts Power to Search Private Devices and Collect Personal Data in EU Antitrust Investigations

The European Commission has announced its intention to make broader use of its wide-ranging investigative powers, including that it intends to search and seize private devices found on company premises and gather personal data of company employees in the context of antitrust investigations. To prepare for such exercise of powers, … Read More

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23 September 2015

Investment Adviser Charged by SEC for Failing to Adopt Proper Cybersecurity Policies

On September 22, 2015, the SEC announced that R.T. Jones Capital Equities Management, a St. Louis-based investment adviser, settled charges with the SEC for failing to establish cybersecurity policies and procedures as required by the SEC’s safeguards rule.  In July 2013, R.T. Jones was the victim of a cybersecurity breach … Read More

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17 September 2015

SEC’s OCIE Cybersecurity Risk Alert Announces Cybersecurity Examination Initiative

On September 15, 2015, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert announcing a new Cybersecurity Examination Initiative. The Alert provides the agency’s areas of focus for its next round of cybersecurity examinations of broker-dealers and investment advisers.

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26 August 2015

Third Circuit Affirms FTC Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its much-anticipated decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., No. 14-3514 (3d Cir. Aug. 24, 2015), holding that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to bring an action under Section 5 of the FTC … Read More

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