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FTC Seeks to Move Beyond Notice and Consent to Restrict Data Collection and Use

USA - December 22 2021 The FTC indicated that it will use its rulemaking authority under the FTC Act’s Section 18 to create a new rule that will likely seek to rein in…

“Log4Shell” vulnerability has potential to compromise millions of devices

USA - December 13 2021 Cybersecurity experts around the world are scrambling to sound the alarm about a newly discovered security vulnerability that could be used by…

UK Supreme Court landmark decision limits data privacy class actions in the UK

United Kingdom - November 10 2021 The UK Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in the Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50 case on 10 November 2021 restricting…

English High Court clarifies appropriate causes of action in data claim where defendant was a victim of third-party cyber-attack

United Kingdom - October 4 2021 In the recent and significant Warren v DSG Retail Ltd [2021] EWHC 2168 (QB) decision the High Court in England clarified the limited circumstances in…

How many communications before a state has jurisdiction?

USA - June 16 2021 According to the Federal Circuit, twenty-two communications with a party over the course of three months may be enough to force a defendant to defend…

Navigating the New Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers under the GDPR

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - June 7 2021 The final version of the new standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) were published by the European Commission on June 4, 2021. Many organizations that…

Preparing for the Final Version of the New EU Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers

European Union - May 26 2021 It has been reported that European Commission will publish the final versions of new forms of Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) shortly (even…

Notable Trends in Privacy and Data Security

USA - March 18 2021 COVID-19, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) coming into force, and the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield already made 2020 an…

Litigation Breeding Ground: Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act

USA - March 18 2021 Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is alive and well as a potential breeding ground for litigation for tech companies. In the last…

The Future of the FTC: Part II

USA - March 3 2021 A previous blog post discussed FTC Chairwoman Slaughter’s first priority as the newly designated chairwoman - the COVID-19 pandemic. The FTC’s second…