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Requirements for valid consent - Why opting-in should not be optional

Germany - May 4 2016 The Düsseldorfer Kreis, a committee made up of representatives of German data protection authorities, recently published guidance on the requirements…

Christian Schröder, Sophie Ratzke.

Is Ransomware a Notifiable Data Breach Event?

USA - July 29 2016 There is no doubt that companies face unprecedented volume and variation in both disruptive and intrusive cyberattacks on their networks. Among the…

Antony P. Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Samuel R. Castic.

German DPAs add further pressure to EU-US data transfers

European Union, Germany, USA - October 27 2015 Yesterday, German federal and state (Länder) data protection authorities ("DPAs") issued a Position Paper following the recent Court of Justice of…

Antony P. Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Christian Schröder, James Drury-Smith, Kolvin Stone.

Tennessee Amends Breach Notice Statute: Sets Notice Deadline, Eliminates Encryption Safe Harbor

USA - April 4 2016 Tennessee recently amended its data breach notification law, and in doing so, it has joined the ranks of states like Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin…

Antony P. Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Samuel R. Castic, Shea Gordon Leitch.

7th Circuit Revives P.F. Chang’s Data Breach Class Action Suit

USA - April 21 2016 Last week, the Seventh Circuit revived a data breach class action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant in an important opinion that continues a…

Antony P. Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Samuel R. Castic.