European Commission Adopts New Standard Contractual Clauses for Data Transfers

By: Faith D. Kasparian, Ann M. O'Rourke &  Ryan J. Perry On Friday, June 4, 2021, the European Commission released eagerly anticipated Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for transfers to third countries (the “Data Transfer SCCs”). On the same day, the European Commission released another set of Standard Contractual Clauses addressing data sharing between controllers and processors in the absence of a third-country transfer. The …

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Transatlantic Data Flows Face Stormy Seas: Privacy Shield Invalidated – Standard Contractual Clauses Viable for Now 

  As many here in the United States slept in the wee hours of this morning, July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a binding judgment invalidating the European Commission Decision (Commission Decision 2016/1250, the “Privacy Shield Decision”) that authorized the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield arrangement.  For the past four years, this arrangement …

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EU Regulators Crack Down on Taking Cookies from the Cookie Jar: How the EDPB’s Recent Consent Guidelines May Affect Your Business’s Website 

In May of this year, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued guidelines on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Consistent with European practice (perhaps tradition at this point), the EDPB requires a high threshold to be met for adequate consent to process personal data. As a result of the guidelines, we have …

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Confronting Privacy Fears: Practical Approaches to Challenges in the U.S. and EU

Morse and Hewitsons invite you to a panel event: Confronting Privacy Fears: Practical Approaches to Challenges in the U.S. and EU on Thursday, October 24 at our Waltham office. Topics will include diverse legal, business, and operational perspectives, both from right here in Massachusetts and from across the pond, and pragmatic advice on how to …

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Amanda Schreyer Speaking on MCLE Program: Doing Business Online

Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer will be speaking on the MCLE program Doing Business Online: Anticipating and handling the evolving and unique challenges in the internet age on October 18 at 2pm. The program will analyze the risks and opportunities deriving from an online business presence, including both the protection and risk relating to intellectual property …

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The Process of GDPR Compliance: MAP DATA, DOORS O(PEN)

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on Friday, May 25, 2018, but many companies are still hard at work becoming compliant with this broad and stringent regulatory scheme governing privacy and data security. This new law reaches companies located in the United States who process any information (personal data) of …

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The First Step in Developing a GDPR Compliance Strategy: Assess Your EU Personal Data Flows

With the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline fast-approaching on May 25, 2018, privacy and data security attorney Faith Kasparian is helping you take the first step in developing a GDPR compliance strategy. The first step: assess your EU personal data flows by answering questions in this questionnaire. The questionnaire gathers …

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Happy Halloween! Client Alert: 4 SCARY Facts about the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation

This Halloween, in the privacy and data security world, it is not the ghost or goblin that should frighten your business – but rather, the looming May 25, 2018 deadline for compliance with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  In honor of Halloween, MBBP’s privacy and data security team shares 4 SCARY facts about the GDPR. To …

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