On April 3, 2020, the Brazilian Senate approved Bill of Law, which includes a number of emergency measures intended to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, one provision delays the effective date of the Brazilian Data Protection Law until January 2021.
Continue Reading House to Vote on Senate’s Proposed Delay of Brazil’s Data Protection Law

Listen as Hunton’s Phyllis H. Marcus speaks about the privacy concerns over using home smart devices in ABA’s podcast, Is Your Assistant Spying on You? Understanding the Privacy Law Issues Involving In-Home Assistants.
Continue Reading Is Your Smart Home Too Smart?: Hunton Partner Featured in ABA Podcast on Privacy and Smart Speakers

In GIR’s recently published Guide to Cyber Investigations, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s partner Aaron Simpson and associate Adam Solomon are featured as contributing authors to the chapter on Complying with Breach Notification Obligations in a Global Setting: A Legal Perspective.
Continue Reading Hunton Privacy Lawyers Contribute to the Guide to Cyber Investigations

On March 21, 2020, the data security provisions of New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act went into effect. The SHIELD Act requires any person or business owning or licensing computerized data that includes the private information of a resident of New York to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of the private information.
Continue Reading New York SHIELD Act Requires Safeguards to Protect Private Information

On March 1, 2020, the Provisions on the Governance of Network Information Content Ecology took effect. The Provisions govern China’s network information content ecology—including content producers, platforms, users, industry organizations and Departments of Cyberspace Administration.
Continue Reading Provisions on the Governance of Network Information Content Ecology Goes Into Effect in China

Update: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and, like many of you, re-assessing our in-person gatherings and events over the next few months. As an immediate step, we have decided to postpone our London Breakfast Meeting and will circulate details of a webinar on this topic shortly. We thank you for your understanding.

On March 17, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP will host a breakfast briefing in our London office, with guest speakers from Deloitte’s Cyber Breach Support team, to explore UK and EU cyber enforcement trends and discuss the current cybersecurity threat environment. In the face of record-breaking fines handed out by the regulators, securing networks, hardening systems, and protecting data from cyber attacks is becoming ever more critical. Understanding common cyber threats, including the attack vectors, how they work, and how they can be detected, is key to working with IT security colleagues to protect an organization from cyber attacks and respond to incidents.
Continue Reading London Breakfast Briefing: Lessons Learned from Recent UK/EU Enforcement Action and Understanding Cybersecurity Threats

In the final segment of our three-part podcast series by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discuss practical solutions in preparing for a cyber incident.
Continue Reading NSL Podcast Series: Part 3 Betting on a Breach – How to Prepare for the Inevitable