Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

On 04 June 2021, the EU Commission adopted two new sets of standard contractual clauses (SCC): one set for the transfer of personal data from the EU to third countries (Cross-Border SCC) and another set addressing certain clauses in controller-processor data processing agreements (DPA-SCC). The adoption was made some seven months after initial drafts

On May 12, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order entitled Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO). The EO was released only days after the cyberattack impacting Colonial Pipeline, and several months following discovery of the penetration of various federal agencies as a result of the Solar Winds cyber breach by Russian hackers in 2019. The

The ISO 29100 privacy framework sets forth the following 11 core principles:

  1. Consent and choice
  2. Purpose legitimacy and specification
  3. Collection limitation
  4. Data minimization
  5. Use, retention, and disclosure limitation
  6. Accuracy and quality
  7. Openness, transparency, and notice
  8. Individual participation and access
  9. Accountability
  10. Information security
  11. Privacy compliance

The ISO 27701 privacy framework is not explicitly organized using the

While theoretically an organization could adopt ISO 27701 as a separate standalone framework to apply to the organization’s privacy program, the framework was conceptualized as an extension of the ISO data security standards – i.e., a company would ideally be certified in both data security and data privacy. As a result, it is organized based

The International Organization for Standards, better known simply as ISO, is an international standard on how organizations should manage information security. Organizations can obtain a certification from an accredited assessor that it is compliant with ISO security standards.

In 2019, ISO developed a privacy framework that was intended to build off of the existing ISO

A controller refers to the entity that determines the “purpose and means” of how personal data will be processed. Determining the “purpose” of processing refers to deciding why information will be processed. Determining the “means” of processing refers to deciding how information will be processed.1 That does not necessarily mean, however, that a controller

A controller refers to the entity that determines the “purpose and means” of how personal data will be processed. Determining the “purpose” of processing refers to deciding why information will be processed. Determining the “means” of processing refers to deciding how information will be processed.1 That does not necessarily mean, however, that a controller

A controller refers to the entity that determines the “purpose and means” of how personal data will be processed. Determining the “purpose” of processing refers to deciding why information will be processed. Determining the “means” of processing refers to deciding how information will be processed.1 That does not necessarily mean, however, that a controller

A controller refers to the entity that determines the “purpose and means” of how personal data will be processed. Determining the “purpose” of processing refers to deciding why information will be processed. Determining the “means” of processing refers to deciding how information will be processed.1 That does not necessarily mean, however, that a controller