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Cyber Hack Immunity - A Piped Dream? Cyber Attack on Department of Health in Hong Kong
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • July 29 2016

Legal Update A recent possible hack of the Hong Kong Department of Health's (DH) record system in Hong Kong may affect 17,000 patients. On 19 July


Big data, bigger opportunities? Victorian Commissioner appointed to head UN ‘big data’ privacy review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • July 29 2016

Victoria’s current Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection has been appointed by the United Nations to head a global study into big data, under


HHS Issues New Guidance on Ransomware and HIPAA
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released guidance on July 11, 2016, intended to help the healthcare industry prepare for and


NY Fed and Bangladesh Bank patching things up (pun intended)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

It appears that the NY Fed and Bangladesh Bank are patching up both their systems and their relationship after being embroiled in one of the largest


The Network and Information Security Directive: shoring up European cyber security?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

On 6 July 2016, the final text of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive was adopted by the European Parliament. The main objective of


Unencrypted PHI (Protected Health Information) on iPhone leads to $650,000 HIPAA penalty!
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 28 2016

The HIPAA violation in violation of a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) resulted from extensive PHI on an iPhone which "included social security


New European MEDDEV Guidance on Stand-Alone Software
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • European Union
  • July 28 2016

On 15 July 2016, the European Commission published a new version of its medical devices guidance, known as MEDDEV, on the qualification and


Privacy Shield adopted by European Commission and US Department of Commerce
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 28 2016

Earlier this month, the European Commission (EC) voted to adopt the final version of the new EUUS data protection scheme, the Privacy Shield, which


EU progress on E-privacy Directive
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • European Union
  • July 28 2016

Recently the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (the Working Party) published their opinion on the evaluation and review of the E-Privacy


Privacy Shield on probation
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 28 2016

Following the recent announcement by the US and the EU that Privacy Shield is agreed and from 1st August will be ready for business, the Article 29