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GDPR Publication Starts Countdown to May 2018 Compliance Date for New Privacy Rules

Posted in Legislation, Privacy, Regulations
EU FlagThe new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation 2016/69, Apr. 27, 2016), approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, was formally published in the Official Journal of the European Union on May 4, 2016, and will replace the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) effective May 28, 2018. This new set… Continue Reading

Obama Signs Judicial Redress Act—Will It Move EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Forward?

Posted in Legislation, Privacy
President Barack Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, which will eventually enable European Union citizens to seek remedies for alleged privacy violations by the federal government in U.S. courts.  The Act gives the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) authority to designate countries or international organizations that (1) have appropriate privacy… Continue Reading
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