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PCI Security Standards Council Releases Enhanced Validation Requirements for Designated Entities as PCI DSS Version 3.0 Set to Retire

The PCI Security Standards Council recently published a set of enhanced validation procedures designed to provide greater assurance that certain entities are maintaining compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard effectively and on a continuing basis. In addition, on July 1, 2015, PCI Data Security Standard Version 3.0 is being retired and the controls previously designated by Version 3.0 as best practices will become mandatory.… Continue Reading

SEC Cybersecurity Investigations: A How-to Guide

Hunton & Williams LLP partners Lisa Sotto, Scott Kimpel and Matthew Bosher published an article in Westlaw Journal's Securities Litigation & Regulation on SEC Cybersecurity Investigations: A How-to Guide. This blog entry provides a link to download a copy of the article.… Continue Reading

Consumer Groups Drop Out of NTIA Multistakeholder Process Regarding the Commercial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Federation of America announced in a joint statement with other privacy advocacy groups that they would no longer participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology.… Continue Reading

DataGuidance Hosts Webinar on Brazil’s Draft Privacy Law

On June 24, 2015, DataGuidance will host a complimentary webinar on Brazil: Towards Privacy Compliance, and the panel of speakers includes Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams. This blog entry provides a link to register for the event.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Updated Guidance on BCRs for Processors

The Article 29 Working Party has released a revised version of its explanatory document on the use of BCRs by data processors, which was originally published in April 2013. The Working Party’s revisions focus on the question of how non-EU processors should respond to legally binding requests for personal data received pursuant to BCRs from local law enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies.… Continue Reading

French Data Protection Authority Reveals 2015 Inspection Program

On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015, announcing that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections. This blog entry provides a summary of the program.… Continue Reading

Cyber Insurance: Addressing Your Risks and Liabilities

In a webinar hosted by Hunton & Williams LLP and CT, Hunton & Williams partners Lon Berk and Lisa Sotto discuss current cyber threats and educate companies on how to take full advantage of their existing insurance programs and specialized cyber insurance products to effectively and proactively address cyber risks.… Continue Reading
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