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EU Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection gives its first consideration of the General Data Protection Regulation and Directive

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. On 23 and 24 February 2012, the General Secretariat to the EU presented the proposed Data Protection Regulation to the EU Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX), stating that the new proposals were motivated by the European Commission’s (EC) desire to stimulate growth across the … Continue Reading

U.S. lawyers urge courts to respect EU data privacy laws – ‘Hobson’s Choice’ just got harder!

This post was also written by Nick Tyler and Regis Stafford. The American Bar Association (ABA) this week passed an important resolution urging all courts in the U.S. to: “consider and respect…the data protection and privacy laws of any…foreign sovereign, and the interests of any person who is subject to, or benefits from such laws, with … Continue Reading

EU Commission sends draft EU General Data Protection Regulation and Directive on Criminal Investigations and Judicial Proceedings to the European Parliament

This post was written by Nick Tyler.  The European Commission today completed its task of reforming the EU Data Protection Directive by sending a draft Regulation to the European Parliament. The draft Regulation contains comprehensive reforms and seeks to harmonise data protection laws across the 27 EU Member States, and to enhance EU citizens’ privacy protections … Continue Reading

US wades into debate on revision to EU Data Protection Directive

This post was also written by Nick Tyler.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has waded into the political debate with an Informal Note on the draft EU Data Protection Regulation as reported by Statewatch. In addition, Digital Civil Rights in Europe has reported that the U.S. Department of Commerce engaged in significant lobbying of the European … Continue Reading

Connecticut’s Muscular New Vision for Government Oversight of Data Security Breach Notifications

This post was also written by Diane Bettino. Nearly every state in the U.S. has a statute requiring notifications upon discovery of a data security breach.  Most of these laws do not mandate notification to any state authority. T hose few state laws that compel governmental notice are usually satisfied with contemporaneous notice, or notice … Continue Reading
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