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Privacy Shield to Open for Business August 1

USA, European Union - July 20 2016 After more than two years of negotiations, on July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the “Privacy...

Melinda L. McLellan.


German Data Protection Authority Issues Fines for Unlawful Cross-Atlantic Data Transfers

Germany - June 9 2016 The Data Protection Authority of Hamburg, Germany has made good on its promise to audit cross-Atlantic data transfers in the wake of the October 2015...

Melinda L. McLellan, Alexandra J. Beierlein.


Companies Face Uncertainty as Privacy Shield Encounters New Hurdles

USA, European Union - May 26 2016 The Privacy Shield, proposed this past February and greeted with cautious optimism by European and U.S. regulators alike as a more robust...

Melinda L. McLellan.


Privacy Shield Update: A Recap of Recent Developments

USA, European Union - May 10 2016 On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an influential group of European data protection authorities, issued a non-binding opinion...

Melinda L. McLellan.


2016 Mobile Data Privacy and Security Update and 2015 Review

USA - April 4 2016 To say that mobile device usage has reached a tipping point would be an understatement. There are now more mobile devices than people in the world, a...

Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr..