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Romania - Recent sanctions applied by the Romanian DPA
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Romania
  • January 20 2017

The Romanian Data Protection Authority ("DPA") has issued a statement regarding the administrative sanctions it has recently applied for various

Data Protection Newsletter - January 2017
  • Roschier
  • European Union
  • January 19 2017

On 13 December 2016 the Article 29 Working Party (''WP 29''), an advisory body composed of European data protection authorities, issued its

Swiss join the EU in reaching data transfer accord with the U.S.
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • European Union, Switzerland, USA
  • January 19 2017

Last year the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission agreed on a data transfer protocol that provides a mechanism for compliance with

Life’s a Breach - Sitting on that HIPAA Breach Notification Could Burn You
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2017

On January 9, 2017, Presence Health agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) potential violations under the

Draft revision of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act compared with the legal situation in the EU
  • Meyerlustenberger Lachenal
  • Switzerland
  • January 18 2017

On 21 December 2016, the Federal Department of Justice and Police published a draft bill of the revised Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA). The

Doing Business in Israel - Data Privacy in Israel
  • Yigal Arnon & Co
  • Israel
  • January 18 2017

Israel was an early adopter of privacy and data protection legislation. The Protection of Privacy Law 1981 (Privacy Law) is the main Israeli law

Untimely Breach Notification Leads to Significant HIPAA Settlement
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced its first HIPAA settlement based on the

Cookies, Directories, Advertising and Personal Data: New EU Rules on Privacy in Electronic Communications
  • K&L Gates
  • European Union
  • January 17 2017

The Digital Single Market Strategy ("DSM Strategy") had, as an objective, to increase trust in and the security of digital services. In that context

Austria: Better Safe than Sorry
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria, European Union
  • January 17 2017

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) is based on a clear mission: imposing the European

Weekly Roundup of Data Issues - 17 January 2017
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • European Union, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 17 2017

The UK Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, last year commissioned a taskforce "Growing Up Digital" charged with assessing the risk of children