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Google Appealing #GDPR Fine

January 25, 2019:  Earlier this week, Google was assessed a record GDPR fine (50M Euros) by a French privacy authority CNIL.  CNIL articulated two issues at Google that were out of compliance with the GDPR:  One was Google’s alleged violation to have a legal basis for ads personalization processing of personal data of its users.  The […]

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More on Operation Car Wash: Trafigura Fights Turning Over Emails, Cites GDPR

December 11, 2019: As the scope of the probe continues to expand, Brazilian federal prosecutors demanded and a court ordered that Switzerland-based commodities trader Trafigura preserve and turn over emails of its two former executives in Brazil. The two are alleged to have bribed officials at the Brazilian state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro in the “Car Wash” […]

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Brexit
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Privacy

Privacy Shield and Brexit: Guidance

In this episode, we review guidance by the International Trade Administration on Privacy Shield and its utility post-Brexit for transfer of personal data from the UK to the US. http://media.blubrry.com/compliancekitchen/p/content.blubrry.com/compliancekitchen/Privacy_Shield-Brexit_Guidance.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:35 — 5.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe to the Kitchen podcast Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts […]

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Guidance: Privacy Shield and UK Personal Information post Brexit

December 20, 2018: The International Trade Administration issued guidance for Privacy Shield registrants addressing the utility of Privacy Shield registration in the context of post-Brexit personal data transfer from the UK to the US.  The guidance outlines two possible directions as follows: Option A: The UK-EU “Transition Period” (March 30, 2019-December 31, 2020) was preliminarily agreed to […]

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Cases
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Privacy

Barclays Fined $15M for Whistleblower Program Issues

December 18, 2018: NY State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) fined Barclays for problems associated with the bank’s whistleblower program. More specifically, the Consent Order that the bank and NYDFS signed, notes that the banks’ CEO, James Staley, instructed the head of the bank’s security to identify an anonymous whistleblower who submitted two letters concerning […]

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EU
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Privacy

Privacy Shield vs. GDPR: What’s the Difference?

Nov. 27, 2018:  Quite often, a question is heard – if we are GDPR compliant, why bother with the Privacy Shield?  And vice versa.  Well, if you obtain, have or store PII (personally identifiable information as such term is defined in the GDPR regulation) of EU Data Subjects (again, a GDPR defined term but meaning, […]

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Fraud
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Privacy

EU Fights Identity Theft

The European Council has agreed on a position with the goal of combating document fraud and ID theft of EU citizens and their non-EU family members.  Per Herbert Kickl, Minister of the Interior of Austria, “[e]nsuring the security of identity documents is a vital tool in the fight against terrorism and organised crime. More secure documents […]

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FTC
Privacy

FTC Settles with Four Companies: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On September 27, 2018, the FTC released a notice advising that it reached settlement with four companies that allegedly falsely claimed Privacy Shield certification.  It was also alleged that two of the four failed to abide by key provision of Privacy Shield framework. US Privacy Shield establishes a process that allows companies to safely and […]

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