Articles in Privacy & Data Security

Recent Developments in Consumer Privacy Legislation and Cybersecurity Practices

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As regulators attempt to keep pace with the ever-changing technological landscape, legislation and agency guidance continue to evolve. Below, we provide insight into two recent developments – the clarification and modification of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) voluntary cybersecurity practices for health care organizations. Read entire Read More

WHAT WILL THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT ACTUALLY BRING IN 2020?

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California’s passage of a landmark data privacy and protection law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), has rightly drawn significant attention.  You may be aware that this sweeping new privacy legislation has its fair share of ambiguities, drafting errors, and contradictions, and has already been amended once. The law, which will become effective January 1, 2020, with enforcement delayed until Read More

DEVELOPING AN INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN FOR A CYBER ATTACK

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Every attorney’s ethical duty of competence requires a lawyer to provide competent representation to a client, applying the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. This in turn requires that a lawyer keep abreast of technology, including associated risks and benefits, including continuing study and education. As a matter of best practice and preparation, lawyers should Read More

The Right Place to Deal with Workplace Fraud

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Recently, I decided to repair a small corner of dry rot on our porch. I grabbed a hammer, paint scraper and chisel. By the end of the day, the roof and floor boards were off, and I made a trip to Home Depot for a truckload of wood and roofing. This is not much different than workplace fraud. Detection usually Read More

The EU puts an end to geoblocking and the discrimination in online sales

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In recent years, a large number of companies that act, including in the framework of the European Union, have conducted a use of discrimination in their online sales; for example, establishing different purchase prices for users depending on their country of residence. That is why, as a result of this reality, a growing amount of geoblocking has been taking place. Read More

The California Consumer Privacy Act: Five Ws and an H

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Not long after the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation date, the California state legislature enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”). The CCPA was later amended on September 23, 2018; just in time to make it on your business’s New Year’s resolutions list! Although the law will not go into effect until January 1, 2020, the hastily passed Read More

NSW Government Bulletin – summer edition

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Welcome to the summer edition of NSW Government Bulletin - your essential holiday season reading! In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we take a magnifying glass to the issues and reforms that emerged over 2018 in key areas affecting government. We also cast forward to examine the expected major trends and developments for 2019. Our authors will also Read More

Looking Ahead by Reflecting on the Year Past: How to Prepare for the Emerging Cybersecurity Landscape in 2019

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The past year was marked by headline-grabbing data breaches, significant data privacy and security legislation, and increased litigation and government investigation into companies’ information security practices. Companies would be better equipped to face the challenges of the year ahead if they take heed of the lessons of the year past. Recently, the second-largest data breach (by number of affected consumers) Read More

Holding Redlich: 2018 year in review – the top issues and where to next

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As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019. We examine the key issues in: Competition & Consumer: A review of the ACCC's actions this year in relation to its 2018 enforcement priorities Construction & Infrastructure: A year of Read More

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies: regulatory framework in the UAE

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The terms “Blockchain” or “Bitcoin” were alien to the general public in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when Satoshi Nakamoto began the Bitcoin phenomenon in 2008. However, today with one of the world’s first cryptocurrency deep “cold storage” companies operating in Dubai, it is clear that tides have shifted. In a bid to become a pioneer in blockchain technology, the Read More