Dutch DPA checks on appointment of mandatory DPOs

After the effective enforcement date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) carried out random checks on organizations assessing the level of [...]

Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services

Consumer genetic and personal genomic testing are tests that are marketed to Consumers by private companies. This type of testing has increased Consumers’ access to and control of their Genetic [...]

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Updates Regulation P To Implement Legislation Amending Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is amending Regulation P, which requires, among other things, that financial institutions provide an annual notice describing their privacy [...]

Vietnam’s Controversial New Cybersecurity Law Raises Questions

Vietnam’s new Law on Cybersecurity was finally adopted by the National Assembly on June 12, 2018, after more than a dozen drafts and wide debate in the business and government sectors. The [...]

Data Protection in Indonesia – Security Requirements

An electronic system provider (ESP) in Indonesia must maintain the correctness, validity, confidentiality, accuracy, relevance and compatibility with the purpose of the acquisition, collection, [...]

Cities New Players in Privacy Regulation?

While dealing with a patchwork of fifty states’ laws is considered challenging, having to also address multiple city or county privacy enactment could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back [...]

California’s AG Seeks Amendments to the Recently Adoped Consumer Privacy Protection Act

California AG sent letter to state legislature requesting changes to recently adopted California Consumer Privacy Protection Act.  Revisions to five areas were suggested for revision to reduce [...]


On 5 July 2018, the Polish Parliament passed the Act on the National Cybersecurity System (“ANCS” J. of Laws 2018.1560), which entered into force on 28 August 2018.  The ANCS will implement the [...]

FTC Approves Amendments to ESRB’s COPPA Safe Harbor Program

In a letter to Entertainment Software Rating Board (“ESRB”) the Federal Trade Commission approved the ESRB’s application to modify its Commission-approved Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act [...]

Law firms can learn from other industries’ missteps on cybersecurity awareness and prevention

A recent ABA article addresses the need for law firms to take seriously the need to protect data.  In the past few years, these companies experienced some of the most significant data breaches to [...]