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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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