A New Era Dawns in EU Data Protection: Coming Attractions under the GDPR

The European Commission issued an announcement yesterday of its agreement with the other two major government actors within the EU to adopt a new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) to govern data protection and data security issues throughout the EU. Intended to completely replace the 1995 EU Data Directive (the “Data Directive”), the GDPR will […]

The US-EU Safe Harbor Implosion: What’s Next For U.S. Companies?

When Edward Snowden disclosed the extent of US government surveillance of private communications taking place in the US and elsewhere in 2013, it is unlikely that he would have anticipated that his actions would lead to a potential breakdown in electronic commerce between the US and Europe. Yet with the opinion of the Court of […]

New Data Breach Laws Expand Covered Data

Nearly all states have data breach laws requiring businesses holding certain types of consumer personal data to notify affected persons when there is a breach or suspected breach. As consumers are barraged seemingly on a weekly basis with news reports of yet another breach, what trends have emerged and what does it mean for affected […]