Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ukraine Adopts a New Data Protection Law

On June 24, 2010, Ukraine's President signed into law a bill which introduces a comprehensive regulatory regime for data processing in the country. The law will come into force on January 1, 2011. … Continue Reading

Hunton & Williams Tops Privacy Rankings

Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce its 2010 rankings from Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 United States.  The firm was ranked #1 in both surveys for its Privacy and Information Management practice. Once again, the firm was ranked in “Band 1” for Privacy and Data Security by both the Chambers USA and … Continue Reading

Mexico’s Data Protection Law Now in Effect

On July 6, 2010, Mexico’s Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares came into force.  As we previously reported, on April 27, 2010, the Mexican Senate unanimously approved this landmark federal data protection law governing the collection, processing and disclosure of personal data by the private sector.  Pursuant to the … Continue Reading

Facebook Announces Privacy Changes for Third Party Applications

Bret Taylor, the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook, announced this week on the Facebook Blog that the company will enhance privacy protections pertaining to third party applications.  When a Facebook user logs into a third party application with his or her Facebook account, the application will only be able to access the public parts of … Continue Reading