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Where data meets IP – protecting business data in a commercial context

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightIn our previous publication, we discussed how a business’ data can be protected by characterizing it as intellectual property and protecting it as such. One of the most common ways to protect business data in a commercial context is through license agreements that impose contractual controls on the scope of protection of such data, as … Continue reading

Where Data Meets IP

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightHow do you balance sharing and protecting your business’ data? Unlike tangible assets, which can be protected primarily through physical means, intangible assets such as data require additional considerations. One key strategy to protect your business’ data is to characterize, and protect, that data as intellectual property. Data as IP Copyright Original compilations of data … Continue reading

Navigating Virginia’s new privacy law

NT Analyzer blog series, cookieVirginia recently enacted its own data protection/privacy law and like its European and Californian predecessors, the technical piece is key. Like the GDPR and CCPA, the Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”), which goes into effect on January 1, 2023, broadly defines “personal data” as “any information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified … Continue reading

German M&A Deals: Share Deals Remain the Only Secure Way to Transfer All Customer Data

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe German data protection authorities, acting as the German data protection conference (Datenschutzkonferenz), recently published guidance on how to transfer customer data in an asset deal. The guidance runs through various scenarios. In most cases, a bulk transfer of all customer data is not permitted. Further, the guidance makes no mention of, or allowance for, … Continue reading

New CNIL €400,000 fine for data security breaches and non-compliance with data retention period under the GDPR

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightFollowing the now famous €50m fine imposed on Google LLC in January 2019,[1] the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) published a decision taken on 28 May 2019[2] imposing a fine of €400,000 on SERGIC, a company specialised in real estate development, purchase, sale, rental and property management.… Continue reading

FTC, privacy, vendor due diligence and opt-in consent

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogOn April 30, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released for public comment an administrative complaint and proposed consent agreement with mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products Inc. and its owner and president. Although the FTC has entered into many settlements relating to privacy and data security, this proposed settlement is particularly noteworthy for two … Continue reading

EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn January 10, 2017, the EU Commission published a package of documents on the EU’s data economy strategy, including e-privacy, data protection and the “European Data Economy.” The Commission documents,  published in the context of the Commission’s digital single market (“DSM”) initiative announced in May 2015, illustrate again the strong links between the EU’s digital … Continue reading

Ransomware Incident Response – Prevention, Readiness and Strategy

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightLast week, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was able to successfully negotiate the release of a collection of system resources and data files that had been encrypted and held hostage by ransomware attackers. Ransomware is a peculiar type of malware that is not designed or intended to steal personal or confidential information. Rather, ransomware is … Continue reading

Political agreement on EU Data protection reforms: the real count-down to compliance has started

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn December 15, the Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) of the European Parliament issued a press release announcing a provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and Council negotiators on the texts of both the General Data Protection Regulation and the Police & Judicial Cooperation Data Protection Directive.  Formal approval by the Council is expected shortly and … Continue reading

New data security law in Connecticut imposes new requirements on businesses, regulated entities, and state contractors

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn June 11, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed Senate Bill 949  (“S.B. 949”) into law.  This new law imposes a various new requirements relating to data breach response and notification, including imposing a hard 90-day deadline for data breach reporting and requiring that entities regulated by the Connecticut Insurance Department to implement and maintain … Continue reading

China’s proposed Cyber Security Law to have far reaching consequences for businesses operating in the country

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn July 6, 2015, China’s top legislative body – the National People’s Congress – published a draft Cyber Security Law that, if enacted in its current form, will have far-reaching consequences for businesses operating in China. The draft expressly provides that the law will apply equally to both Chinese and international businesses.… Continue reading
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