Tag Archives: data protection

The data protection officer is a complex puzzle under the GDPR

The role of the data protection officer (DPO)  is is one of the most controversial changes introduced by the EU Privacy Regulation.  While this role was already provided by the privacy legislation of some countries, recently it has become compulsory in some circumstances.  In his article, our colleague Giulio Coraggio breaks down the liabilities and obligations of the DPO … Continue Reading

Initial Coin Offerings: The Next Killer App on the Blockchain?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – essentially, crowdfunding the sale of a digital bearer instrument whose sole record is on a blockchain – threaten to disrupt traditional funding methods, including public offerings and venture funding. Their popularity is blossoming along with the spread of blockchain technology and budding global investor interest in digital currencies such as … Continue Reading

New Ruling by the Supreme Court of Israel Marks a Potential Setback For Private Enforcement Against Alleged International Cartels

Recently, in a class action filed against several alleged member of the alleged international LCD cartel, the Supreme Court of Israel issued a decision, relating to the procedural matter of service. Although private enforcement of alleged international cartels has been on the rise in recent years; the decisions represents a potential setback for plaintiffs seeking … Continue Reading

GDPR-ready contract terms: access our standard templates

One of the larger tasks facing organizations as they prepare for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation is how to tackle data governance and compliance controls in the supply chain. This is often the Achilles heel for compliance risk, and the very prescriptive requirements of GDPR will require a thorough review of due diligence, … Continue Reading

DLA Piper GDPR Tools – One Year to Go!

It is one year to the day until the European General Data Protection Regulation comes in to force. The clock is now ticking to fines of up to 4% of total worldwide annual revenue for failing to comply with the requirements of the EU GDPR. To assist your organization with preparing for May 25, 2018 … Continue Reading

Groundbreaking Israeli Data Security Regulations Enacted

GDPR is not the only privacy and data protection regulation that will go into effect in 2018.  The Israeli Parliament recently approved the Protection of Privacy Regulations (Information Security) 2017, which establishes specific requirements with respect to personal data collected and maintained in databases. Read here for more information from our friends at Yigal Arnon & … Continue Reading

We are pleased to announce that DLA Piper will be holding an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training Academy on March 29-31 in Brussels. The course is aimed at IT, compliance and legal professionals or anyone who is taking on the role of Data Protection Officer. The DPO Training Academy will provide practical, … Continue Reading

New EU ePrivacy rules in the making

If you thought the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a lot to contend with, just wait until you learn about the new Regulation that is likely going to replace the 2002 EU ePrivacy Directive.  A version of the draft regulation was recently leaked, and it indicates a potentially significant impact on any organization, whether … Continue Reading

Major changes to data and cybersecurity practices in China, by Scott Thiel and Carolyn Bigg

Concerns about cybersecurity attacks have continued to grow around the world.  Countries are passing sweeping reforms and companies are scrambling to keep up. After a third deliberation, the Chinese government passed the new PRC Cybersecurity Law on November 7, 2016. The new law will come into force on June 1, 2017 and has significant implications … Continue Reading

Data Protection Officer Training Academy

In connection with the passage and staged rollout of the GDPR, we are pleased to be offering a new Data Protection Officer Training Academy aimed at providing guidance to any IT, compliance, or legal professional who is or may be taking on the role of Data Protection Officer under this new regime.  The DPO Training … Continue Reading

Patrick Van Eecke profiled in Globes: Israeli companies must beware of new EU online privacy laws

Patrick Van Eecke, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice, received great coverage in Globes (in both Hebrew and English), following his June visit to Israel and the event on data protection that we hosted together with our friends at Yigal Arnon. Patrick’s comments underscore the critical need for Israeli companies … Continue Reading
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