Achieving Adequacy? European Commission Adopts UK Adequacy Decisions for Data Protection

The European Commission has carefully analyzed the law and practice of the United Kingdom (UK). Based on the findings the Commission concludes that the UK ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 from the European Union to the UK. Additionally, the Commission concludes that the UK ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from competent authorities in the Union, falling within the scope of Directive (EU) 2016/680, to competent authorities in the UK falling within the scope of Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).

Third Country Transfers? EDPB Adopts Recommendations on Supplemental Measures for Data Transfers

According to EDPB Chair Andrea Jelinek, “The impact of Schrems II cannot be underestimated: already international data flows are subject to much closer scrutiny from the supervisory authorities who are conducting investigations at their respective levels. The goal of the EDPB Recommendations is to guide exporters in lawfully transferring personal data to third countries while guaranteeing that the data transferred is afforded a level of protection essentially equivalent to that guaranteed within the European Economic Area.”

Safety First? New Standard Contractual Clauses from the European Commission

According to European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Vera Jourová, “In Europe, we want to remain open and allow data to flow, provided that the protection flows with it. The modernised Standard Contractual Clauses will help to achieve this objective: they offer businesses a useful tool to ensure they comply with data protection laws, both for their activities within the EU and for international transfers. This is a needed solution in the interconnected digital world where transferring data takes a click or two.”

Changing Requirements for a Changing World? The EDPB Annual Report 2020

According to EDPB Chair, Andrea Jelinek, “2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered how we live and work. Given the increasing presence of data-driven technologies in addressing the pandemic, the awareness of data protection rights among individuals and organizations has never been more critical.”

From X-Road® to LEX Road? Confidentiality, Integrity, and Interoperability with the X-Road® Open Source Data Exchange Layer

X-Road® is open-source software and ecosystem solution that provides unified and secure data exchange between organizations. This standardized, cohesive, collaborative, interoperable, secure data exchange gives service providers an entirely new opportunity to make themselves visible in services directed at citizens, businesses, and civil servants. It also may be a key enabler of enterprise interoperability and innovation for legal, business, and information technology professionals operating in the legal technology sector.

[Legal Education Webcast] Operationalizing Data Mapping: From Practices and Protocols to Proven Processes

Complex information governance challenges require a comprehensive and complete approach to understanding an organization’s data profile through the lenses of compliance, privacy, and litigation. Data mapping is a critical component of this understanding. The practices, protocols, and processes around this vital component can make the difference between an organization’s comfort or concern regarding its data profile.

[Legal Education Webcast] Automating Privacy and eDiscovery Workflows: Operational Excellence as a Service

In this presentation, experts will share insight into the automation of unique workflows to better engage with these rapid-response projects. The timelines are short, the data volumes are larger than ever, and the reporting obligations are becoming increasingly onerous. Clients are asking for alternatives and technical solutions to a problem that is not going away any time soon.

Luck of the Irish? Data Protection Commission of Ireland Publishes Annual Report

As shared by the Commissioner for Data Protection, Helen Dixon, “The progress the DPC has made in 2020 provides a solid platform on which to build across our enforcement and complaint-handling functions in particular. The GDPR must be understood as a project for the now, but equally for the longer-term. The DPC intends to continue as a leader in its full implementation.”

Embracing Trust? NSA Shares Guidance on Zero Trust Security Model

According to the recently released cybersecurity guidance from the National Security Agency (NSA), as cybersecurity professionals defend increasingly dispersed and complex enterprise networks from sophisticated cyber threats, embracing a Zero Trust security model and the mindset necessary to deploy and operate a system engineered according to Zero Trust principles can better position them to secure sensitive data, systems, and services.

New Litigation Trends Survey from Norton Rose Fulbright

Released in February of 2021, Norton Rose Fulbright’s 16th Annual Litigation Trends Survey highlights up-to-date insight on key US dispute trends including the changes and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, in the areas of cybersecurity and data protection, the survey report notes that disputes have increased over the last several years, with 2020 being no exception. According to the survey report, 44 percent of respondents feel more exposed than they did 12 months prior and respondents report that past attacks have disrupted operations, with others sensing that their company size or industry makes them targets.

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