Is Your Cyber-Insurance Ready for GDPR?

By now, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has gone into effect.  This update is not intended to provide a “deep dive” into the regulatory regime instituted by GDPR.  For our purposes, it is sufficient to note that GDPR bestows protections that expand beyond the privacy breach notice requirements familiar to companies in the […]

UK Privacy Law Not Adequate After Brexit EU Commission Notice

  On January 9th, 2018, the EU Commission (EUC) issued a UK data protection Stakeholder Notice. The EUC Notice states that at this time there are “considerable uncertainties” regarding whether UK Data Protection Laws will be adequate after Brexit to permit international transfers of personal data from EU/EEA member countries to the UK. This is because […]

Windows 10 Violates Dutch Data Protection Laws

On October 13th, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) announced that it had completed its investigation of Microsoft Windows 10 and determined that Windows 10’s default user privacy and consent settings violate Dutch data protection laws.  This case is a prime example of why companies with employees, customers, prospective customers and/or operations located in […]

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 […]