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We Really Mean It This Time: Recently Enacted FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 Mandates

USA - July 25 2016 On June 13, Congress passed the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, and President Obama signed the bill into law on June 30, nearly 50 years after the…

Jennifer Kies Mammen, Daniel C. Schwartz

Privacy Shield Finalized - How Everyone Can Take Advantage of the New European Data Transfer Framework

European Union, USA - July 15 2016 Background The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”) creates the legal framework for national data-protection laws in each EU Member…

Christopher M. Achatz, Sarah Delon-Bouquet, Stephanie Drumm

SEC Touts Continued Uptick in Whistleblower Tips

USA - March 9 2016 On Tuesday March 8, 2016, in conjunction with announcing a recent $2 million whistleblower award, Sean McKessey, Chief of the Office of the…

Elaine Drodge Koch, Jennifer Kies Mammen, Daniel I. Prywes, Mark A. Srere

How Employers Can Prepare for the Privacy Shield

European Union, USA - February 8 2016 As negotiators for the US Department of Commerce ("DOC"), Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), and the European Commission move towards an agreement…

Christopher M. Achatz, Jana C Fuchs

Privacy Shield: Safe Harbor 2.0?

European Union, USA - February 3 2016 As negotiators for the US Department of Commerce ("DOC"), Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), and the European Commission move toward an agreement…

Christopher M. Achatz, Jana C Fuchs