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The European Union Reaches Agreement New Data Privacy and Security Standards - The EU Centralizes and Toughens Data Protection Rules

European Union - January 5 2016 On December 15, 2015, European officials issued a Press Release announcing an agreement to enact common standards for data protection across all 28…

Alexander K. Haas (Alex), Angela Hayes, Nicholas A. Oldham, Jane Player, Phyllis B Sumner

The European Commission issues guidance on transatlantic data transfers

European Union - November 17 2015 On November 6, 2015, the European Commission ("EC") released guidanceon transatlantic data transfers in light of the ruling by the European Court of…

Expanded definitions

USA - October 27 2015 California law generally does not require notice of a breach involving encrypted data, but the law never previously defined "encrypted." A.B. 964 now…

GAO issues report citing shortcomings in federal government cybersecurity

USA - July 20 2015 On July 8, 2015, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") issued a report finding that agencies across the federal government continue to have…

U.S. government acknowledges two large data breaches affecting millions of federal employees

USA - June 15 2015 On June 4, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management ("OPM") announced it had detected a massive data breach of its IT networks that exposed data in…