On July 29, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEUfound that a website operator using a social media plugin is a joint controller with the social media company providing the plugin and can be held jointly liable in relation to such processing activities. Although the case was decided under

It has been over a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force – and it did so with great fanfare. The GDPR had the effect of overhauling how personal data is dealt with across Europe, introducing the ‘gold standard’ of protection for the rights and freedoms of EU data subjects. At

Nearly every day we learn of another company leaving tens or hundreds of millions of pieces of data or personally identifiable information on an unsecured database for anyone to see (or steal). It is no wonder, then, that the SEC’s office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued a Risk Alert on the importance

While businesses prepare to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Nevada has followed California’s lead and has amended its law to provide consumers with the right to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information by website operators.

The amendment, SB 220, will take effect October 1, 2019, three months before the

In March 2019 the SEC Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced it would soon commence its annual “Cybersecurity Sweep” (Cyber Sweep) of registered investment advisers and broker-dealers. If these entities were not already focused on cybersecurity, OCIE’s announcement should assure registrants that cybersecurity is not a single frame of a movie, but a

Gretchen A. Ramos, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, was named among the “Top Women Lawyers” for 2019 by the Daily Journal. The prestigious annual award honors women attorneys who demonstrate excellence and make a difference to their clients, firm, and the legal profession. The Daily Journal’s “Top Women Lawyers

On April 23, 2019, the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee voted to advance several key amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which are outlined below. If these amendments pass into law, they would limit the scope of the CCPA. For guidance on CCPA compliance or more information about these bills and

While many are still digesting the changes brought about by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new privacy regulation is already on its way. The Regulation Concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications – in short, the ePrivacy Regulation  – is currently a