EDPB says that cookie walls require a tracking-free alternative (not necessarily free of charge) and the German Federal Supreme Court rules against opt-out consent for tracking cookies under German law

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In 2019, various EU member states issued guidance as to whether opt-in consent is necessary for non-essential cookies, with some guidance suggesting opt-in

Regulators’ enforcement priorities evolve alongside technological changes and in response to consumer-impacting activities that are emphasized in news headlines. This trend can be seen in the SEC’s relatively recent focus on monitoring and bringing formal actions against opportunistic stock trading by corporate insiders who have knowledge of enterprise security incidents and data breaches.

As the SEC described in its 2018 guidance intended to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents: “Companies and their directors, officers, and other corporate insiders should be mindful of complying with the laws related to insider trading in connection with information about cybersecurity risks and incidents, including vulnerabilities and breaches.”

What follows is an overview of an article published in Cybersecurity Law Report (subscription paywall) last week by Greenberg Traurig’s Darren Abernethy regarding the interplay between corporate insider trading and cybersecurity incidents, including some possible planning steps for businesses to consider with legal counsel.
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Shareholder Gretchen A. Ramos of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak on the online roundtable, “COVID-19 and the Internet,” May 7, at 1:00 pm ET, hosted by CircleID.

ICANN President & CEO Goran Marby, Cloudflare’s Head of European Public Policy Caroline Greer, and ARIN’s Director of Caribbean Affairs Veil Wooding

With the California Attorney General’s enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) beginning on July 1, 2020, businesses are eagerly awaiting the forthcoming final version of the CCPA Regulations to ensure that their compliance is in line with the law and its Regulations. Due to the upcoming CCPA enforcement deadline, and California’s shelter-in-place status,

In an April 8 letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) urged the FTC to issue formal privacy and cybersecurity guidance for companies engaged in producing online conferencing services, and best practices for users of such services. This request comes in response to an exponential increase in the usage of videoconferencing

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted March 27, 2020, rewrote significant portions of 42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2, the federal statute governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) records that is more commonly known by its implementing regulations at 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (Part 2). Among other changes, the CARES

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As many countries reach the second stage of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, privacy protections may be relaxed under certain circumstances. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued a statement on the processing of personal data in this period of time, and several national data protection authorities have issued COVID-19 specific

While many companies across the United States transition to remote working, scammers are taking this opportunity to target vulnerable and unsuspecting employees. Some emails and websites promising information about keeping safe from, and offering resources for, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have turned out to be scams that push malware, ransomware, and disinformation, or