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Accountability for Cybersecurity in Australia—A Major Regulatory and Litigation Risk

In a new white paper, Jones Day considers the rise of cybersecurity risk for Australian companies, the increasing importance of cybersecurity and cyber resilience from the perspective of the Australian Government policy agenda and Australian regulators, particularly in the financial sector, and the ways in which Australian companies and their individual directors and officers will […]
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GDPR-Related Securities Suit Against Nielsen Holdings in Part Survives Dismissal Motion

In a January 4, 2021 opinion, Southern District of New York Judge Jesse Freeman granted in part and denied in part the defendants’ motion to dismiss the securities suit filed in August 2018 against U.K.-incorporated media tracking company Nielsen Holdings. Of significance to the questions concerning privacy-related claims, the plaintiff’s allegations concerning defendants’ statements after […]
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Post-Brexit Personal Data Breach Reporting – An End to the ICO’s Role as One-Stop-Shop...

The end of the Brexit implementation period on 31 December 2020 has brought with it significant changes to the data protection landscape for UK-based businesses. Amid headlines about data transfer issues and a potential adequacy decision for the UK in the coming months, businesses also need to be aware of significant changes to the way […]
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Council of the EU Released a (New) Draft of the ePrivacy Regulation

On January 5, 2021, the Council of the European Union released a new, draft version of the ePrivacy Regulation, which is meant to replace the ePrivacy Directive.  The European Commission approved a first draft of the ePrivacy Regulation in January 2017.  The draft regulation has since then been under discussion in the Council. On January […]
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The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity Publishes a Draft Certification Scheme for Cloud Services

On December 22, 2020, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (“ENISA”) published a draft scheme for cloud services (see press release here and scheme here). Cloud services that meet the security requirements of the scheme will be able to obtain a certification attesting their level of cybersecurity. The draft scheme is available for public consultation […]
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Chinese Drone Developer DJI Added to Commerce Department ‘Entity List’

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security has announced that more than sixty Chinese-based technology companies have been added to its Entity List of vendors banned from trading with US companies on the grounds of national security. Chinese chipmaker SMIC was announced as one of the companies, and market leading drone developer DJI […]
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UK Energy Startup ‘People’s Energy’ Discloses Data Breach

Scottish energy supplier People’s Energy has begun informing customers of a data breach that affected some of their personal information. The startup has about 270,000 customers in Scotland, England, and Wales, all of whom were affected. The company explains that on December 16, an unauthorized party accessed one of the systems used to store member […]
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The EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Next Decade

On December 16, 2020, the European Commission released the EU’s cybersecurity strategy for the next decade (see press release here and report here). The EU’s cybersecurity strategy puts forward concrete proposals for regulatory, investment and policy initiatives in the following three areas: 1. Resilience, technological sovereignty and leadership – the European Commission proposes to: reform […]
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The EU is About to Roll Out a GDPR-Sized Data Law. Are You Ready?

The European Union’s new proposal for a Digital Services Act is likely to have as wide a reach and as deep an impact as the GDPR, privacy lawyers say. Like the GDPR, it would have extraterritorial scope, requiring international organizations to comply as well as those in the EU. Benjamin Docquir of Osborne Clarke’s Brussels […]
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EU Unveils Revamp of Cybersecurity Rules Days After Hack

In response to a data breach that exposed data on a new coronavirus vaccine, the European Union plans to revamp its outdated cybersecurity rules. The new strategy would focus on the protection of critical infrastructure, and would enhance the bloc’s ability to detect the early signs of an attack, respond to incidents and threats, and […]
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