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GDPR Data Breach Report

A report produced by DLA Piper’s cybersecurity team On 25 May 2018 new data breach notification laws came into force across Europe, fundamentally changing the risk profile for organizations suffering a personal data breach. DLA Piper has compiled a report which takes a closer look at the number of data breaches notified to regulators since … Continue Reading

EU: EDPB Adopts “Information Note On GDPR Data Transfers”

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) last week adopted a paper clarifying the position in relation to data transfers between the EU and UK in the event of a no deal Brexit. The EDPB confirmed that if the UK exits the EU without a deal, then with effect from 30 March 2019 the UK will … Continue Reading

The Rise of the Data Protection Officer

Andrew Dyson and Robyn Palmer, from the UK Data Protection, Privacy and Security practice, explain how GDPR has led to “The Rise of the Data Protection Officer” in Israeli companies, for an article in Calcalist. Click here to read the full article.  … Continue Reading

The European Data Protection Board issues long-awaited guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued for public comment its Guidelines on the territorial scope of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One of the purposes of GDPR was to expand the application of EU data protection law, but the provisions setting out GDPR’s scope are not consistently clear. Approximately one year in … Continue Reading

Israel and GDPR: Processors take note

Andrew Dyson, head of the UK Data Protection and Privacy practice at DLA Piper, authored the Privacy and Data Protection chapter entitled, “Israel and GDPR: Processors take note,” in the IsraelDesks International Legal Guide 2018, an international legal and business guide for Israeli companies, click here to read more. Andrew acts as lead external counsel on major … Continue Reading

The GDPR’s impact on internal investigations

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018 and has necessitated major compliance efforts by corporations doing business within the EU or (in most cases) processing the personal data of EU employees or customers. However, the GDPR’s effect on corporate internal investigations – both within the EU and abroad … Continue Reading

Italian privacy legitimate interest gets complicated

Our colleague Giulio Coraggio explains how privacy legitimate interest might become difficult to manage in Italy following provisions introduced by means of the Budget Law: The Italian legislator seems not to like legitimate interest as legal basis of data processing. Indeed, under the current Italian Privacy Code, it required a previous approval from the Italian Data Protection … Continue Reading

IP & Tech News: Text, Blood and Rock ‘N’ Roll

  As we all know, the EU’s GDPR understandably received a lot of attention in 2017.  At the same time, of course, we can’t lose sight of other jurisdictions.  In our 2017 Q4 issue of Intellectual Property and Technology News (North America), our colleagues deliver an instructive study of eDiscovery rules, address global cybersecurity and data … Continue Reading

Data protection: patient confidentiality in the age of AI

While in their previous article, Bonella Ramsay,  Gareth Stokes, and Giangiacomo Olivi considered a typical collaboration between a healthcare institution and a developer of an digital diagnostic system using machine learning or some other form of artificial intelligence. The currency of that commercial relationship is data. Learn about this new commercial relationship within the healthcare field by read the article by … Continue Reading

IoT, spyware and privacy risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables everyday objects – printers, thermostats, pacemakers, cars – to collect and exchange data over the Internet. Like other online data, IoT data can be mined, transformed and monetized. However, with the exponential growth of IoT comes higher risk and greater scrutiny of data privacy and security. If you want to … Continue Reading

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
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