Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Companies are allowed to transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are (1) transferring data to an entity that is within a country that has been recognized by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection or (2) they have put in place a European Commission-approved mechanism (a “safeguard”)

The new Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) (link in German) is the result of a clean-up campaign in German data protection law. The TTDSG, which became effective 1 December 2021, merges the data protection regulations in telemedia and telecommunications law that were previously scattered across a wide array of German laws.

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David A. Zetoony, a shareholder of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, is recognized as a 2021 “Go-To Thought Leader” for Privacy Law by The National Law Review (NLR). This recognition is based on NLR’s analysis of more than 20,000 pieces of thought leadership.

According to NLR, a database of legal

A ransomware attack on a major U.S. gas pipeline sharpened people’s concerns about cybercrime in 2021, while the Biden administration balanced working with the private sector and threatening penalties for keeping breaches secret. GT Shareholder Jena M. Valdetero was mentioned in this article on cybersecurity steps the Biden administration has taken, published by Law360 Dec.

Global Privacy Control, a way for consumers to signal privacy preferences to a host of websites without manually reaching out to each one, is gaining traction. It is unclear if it can be used as a legal compliance mechanism. GT Shareholder Darren Abernethy is quoted in this article on Global Privacy Control and privacy laws

Companies are allowed to transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are (1) transferring data to an entity that is within a country that has been recognized by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection or (2) they have put in place a European Commission-approved mechanism (a “safeguard”)

Companies are allowed to transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are (1) transferring data to an entity that is within a country that has been recognized by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection or (2) they have put in place a European Commission-approved mechanism (a “safeguard”)

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The GDPR requires that when a “controller or processor … transfer[s] … data to a third country” that is not considered to have data protection laws analogous to those within the European Union, it utilizes an adequacy measures.[1] In situations where an individual within the European Union is initiating the transfer to a

Profiling is defined in several statutes as any form of automated processing of personal data to evaluate, analyze, or predict personal aspects concerning an identified or identifiable individual’s economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location, or movements.[1] Profiling activities can loosely be grouped into the following three categories or buckets with the