Quantum technology is seen as having the potential to revolutionize many aspects of technology, the economy and society, including the financial sector. At the same time, this technology represents a significant threat to cybersecurity, especially due to its potential to render most current encryption schemes obsolete.Continue Reading Quantum Computing and the Financial Sector: World Economic Forum Lays Out Roadmap Towards Quantum Security
On May 22, 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (the “DPC”) published its decision on Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (“Meta”). The decision has wider implications for any company that routinely transfers personal data from the EEA to third countries, in particular, to the US.Continue Reading Key Takeaways from the Irish Data Protection Commission’s decision on Meta Data Transfers
On July 10, 2023, the European Commission officially adopted its adequacy decision for the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”), concluding that the U.S. ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the EU to U.S. organisations participating in the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. This allows EU organizations to freely transfer personal data that is subject to the GDPR to participating organizations in the U.S.Continue Reading EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
On January 17, 2023, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) Cookie Banner Taskforce adopted a report which provides useful guidance on cookie banners. The EDPB’s report is available here.Continue Reading Key Takeaways from the EDPB’s Cookie Banner Taskforce Report
On December 13, 2022, the European Commission (“Commission”) formally launched the process to adopt an adequacy decision for the EU – U.S. Data Privacy Framework and proposed a draft adequacy decision concerning personal data transfers to the U.S. (available here).Continue Reading The Draft Adequacy Decision on the EU-US Data Privacy Framework
The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has opened a consultation on new draft guidance on monitoring at work (the “Draft Guidance”). The Draft Guidance applies in both the private and public sectors in respect of any worker, a term which is used to include employees as well as non-employee workers, independent contractors and volunteers.
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Today, after over two years of detailed negotiations, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities (the “Order”) outlining steps the U.S. will take to implement its commitments under the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, originally announced by President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in March of 2022 (as previously discussed here).
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On May 3, 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a regulation on the “European Health Data Space”.
The EHDS is a talismanic European healthtech initiative that could revolutionize access to a deeper pool of EU-wide health data and unlock significant tech, AI and data analytics innovation. As a core part of the Commission’s…
After nearly two years of detailed negotiations, on March 25, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced an “agreement in principle” on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (the “Framework”) to re-establish an important legal mechanism to effectuate cross-border transfers of personal data from the EU to the U.S. The Framework is hoped to address concerns raised by the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (2020) (“Schrems II”).
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For those following data privacy and consumer data protection trends, it should come as no surprise that enacting comprehensive legislation to regulate companies’ use of personal data has continued to be a focal point both internationally and in the U.S., at the federal, state and local levels. …
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