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Wannacry And Petya Attacks: Consequences, Trends And Tackling Ransomware Threats
Infecting one computer can be enough to spread the virus across global networks at lightning speed.
24 Jul 2017
China's New Cybersecurity Law Effective As Of 1 June 2017
On 1 June 2017, China's cybersecurity law will come into effect. As the first Chinese law focusing exclusively on cybersecurity...
18 May 2017
Yahoo Faces Over 50 Lawsuits After Major Data Breaches
Yahoo suffered three significant data breaches affecting more than 1.7 billion users between 2012 and 2014.
20 Apr 2017
Proposed EU ePrivacy Regulation: Major Changes Ahead For Conducting Business Online
On 10 January 2017 the European Commission published a proposal for a new EU ePrivacy Regulation. The current ePrivacy Directive regulates technologies that enable online advertising...
European Union
19 Jan 2017
Dutch Draft Data Protection Reform Bill Published
Today, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice published the draft Implementation Bill General Data Protection Regulation ("Implementation Bill").
15 Dec 2016
German Privacy Authorities Launch Coordinated Audit Of International Data Transfers
Ten German data protection authorities ("DPAs") will conduct a coordinated audit of cross-border data transfers at 500-randomly selected German companies.
29 Nov 2016
All Eyes On You: Competition And Big Data
The ownership and usage of large quantities of data collected online from consumers (big data) is a particularly hot topic in the competition law community.
European Union
19 Oct 2016
Revised Draft Cyber Security Law May Significantly Impact Multinationals In China
China's government released a second draft of its cyber security law on 5 July 2016. Once adopted, this law will likely have a significant impact on all business sectors in China.
2 Sep 2016
European Parliament Adopts EU Cybersecurity Directive: Beware Of Early Implementation
The European Parliament approved the final text of the EU Network and Information Security Directive on 6 July 2016. This marks the final stage of a three-year legislative process on the first EU-wide rules on cybersecurity.
European Union
20 Jul 2016
EU-US Privacy Shield Operational From 1 August 2016: End Of Legal Uncertainty?
The European Commission issued an adequacy decision about the EU-US Privacy Shield framework (Privacy Shield) on 12 July 2016. The Privacy Shield agreement replaces the Safe Harbor framework invalidated in October 2015.
European Union
20 Jul 2016
New Cybersecurity Obligations On The Way For Essential Service Providers
After nearly three years of intensive negotiations, the first comprehensive cybersecurity legislation in the EU is nearing its final adoption.
22 Jun 2016
Wanne Pemmelaar: Raise Awareness Of Breach-reporting Obligations Within Your Organisation
In Thomson Reuters' article, senior associate Wanne Pemmelaar discusses the new cyber security and data breach notification rules that apply in the Netherlands as of 1 January 2016.
28 Apr 2016
New EU General Data Protection Regulation Passes The Finish Line
After nearly five years of preparation and intense negotiations, the EU General Data Protection Regulation was formally adopted by the European Parliament on 14 April 2016.
European Union
19 Apr 2016
China Introduces Wide-Ranging Anti-Terrorism Law
New anti-terrorism legislation became effective on 1 January 2016, underlining China's focus on information and network security and potentially having a significant impact on technology companies...
18 Feb 2016
New Framework For Transatlantic Data Transfers Promised: EU-US Privacy Shield
Almost four months after the EU Court of Justice declared the European Commission's Safe Harbor decision invalid, Commissioner Jourová announced its successor on 2 February 2016.
12 Feb 2016
Safe Harbor Agreement Is Dead. What Now?
On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice ruled on the case Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner.
European Union
26 Oct 2015
EU Regulators Express Their Take On Safe Harbor Ruling
The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) issued on 16 October 2015 what it called a "robust, collective and common position" on the consequences of the recent decision of the European Court of Justice that declared Safe Harbor mechanism for transfers of personal data to the US invalid.
European Union
23 Oct 2015
ECJ Advocate General Suggests Striking Down Safe Harbor – Questions & Answers
The Safe Harbor arrangement for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US will not hold long in its current form.
European Union
14 Oct 2015
Multinationals Beware: New Russian Data Localisation Law Already Being Enforced
Russia's new law requiring the local storage of personal data of Russian citizens in databases on Russian territory came into force on 1 September 2015.
Russian Federation
15 Sep 2015
China Adopts New National Security Law And Prepares Legislation On Cyber Security
China's top legislative body adopted a new National Security Law on 1 July 2015. Under this law, foreign investments will be subject to a national security review.
14 Sep 2015
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