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Hunton & Williams LLP is proud to announce our Privacy & Information Security Law Blog has been nominated in The Expert Institute’s 2016 Best Legal Blog Contest for Best AmLaw Blog of 2016. From all of the editors, lawyers and contributors that make our blog a success, we appreciate your continued support and readership, and ask that you please take a moment to vote for our blog!

The Privacy & Information Security Law Blog was ranked as the #1 Privacy & Data Security blog in LexBlog’s 2015 AmLaw 200 Blog Benchmark Report, and named PR News’ Best Legal PR Blog in 2011. It was noted that the “privacy blog influences global privacy and data security developments.”

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Hunton & Williams LLP is proud to announce our Privacy & Information Security Law Blog has been nominated in The Expert Institute’s 2016 Best Legal Blog Contest for Best AmLaw Blog of 2016. From all of the editors, lawyers and contributors that make our blog a success, we appreciate your continued support and readership, and ask that you please take a moment to vote for our blog!

The Privacy & Information Security Law Blog was ranked as the #1 Privacy & Data Security blog in LexBlog’s 2015 AmLaw 200 Blog Benchmark Report, and named PR News’ Best Legal PR Blog in 2011. It was noted that the “privacy blog influences global privacy and data security developments.”

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After much debate, the final version of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is expected to be adopted by the European Parliament this week and to take effect in early 2018. The GDPR will significantly change EU data protection law in several areas, affecting all businesses in the energy, financial, health care, real estate, manufacturing, retail, technology and transportation industries, among others. To assist in-house lawyers and privacy professionals with understanding the new GDPR and planning ahead for implementation, Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Cybersecurity practice lawyers have released The EU General Data Protection Regulation, a Guide for In-House Lawyers covering these strategic areas: Continue Reading Hunton Releases 2016 EU General Data Protection Regulation Guide for In-House Lawyers

Team helps companies devise legal strategies to enhance security and mitigate threat risk.

On April 4, 2016, Hunton & Williams LLP announced the formation of a Cyber and Physical Security Task Force to assist companies in minimizing the risks and consequences of a serious security incident. The task force is being led by global privacy and cybersecurity head Lisa Sotto, cybersecurity partner Paul Tiao, and energy partner Kevin Jones, and includes lawyers from a wide range of practice groups within the firm. Continue Reading Hunton & Williams Launches Cyber and Physical Security Task Force

Chambers & Partners ranked Hunton & Williams LLP’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice in Band 1 in the recently released 2016 Global guide. The firm has been recognized by Chambers Global as a Band 1 firm, global-wide, for data protection for the past nine years. As noted by Chambers Global, the team is a “[t]op-ranked firm with notable strength negotiating with regulators and advising on compliance programmes.” Continue Reading Hunton & Williams Receives Global Band 1 Ranking for Data Protection by Chambers

Hunton & Williams LLP announces the firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice was again recognized by Chambers UK 2016 and The Legal 500 UK 2015 guides, earning Tier 1 rankings. Chambers UK noted that the practice has a “superbly strong bench of highly experienced counsel adept at advising on the most complex of information law concerns. Particularly accomplished in guiding clients through the privacy implications of new technologies, international data transfers, and BCR applications and implementations.” Additionally, the firm’s European data protection practice leaders are recognized in the “Star” and “Senior Statesman” categories by Chambers UK, the highest categories of rankings. Bridget Treacy, head of the firm’s UK Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, and senior attorney consultant Rosemary Jay, received the top honors of “Star” individuals for data protection. Richard Thomas, formerly the UK Information Commissioner and the firm’s global strategy advisor, was again recognized as a “Senior Statesman.”

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) recently released the final draft of its report entitled De-Identification of Personal Information. The report stems from a review conducted by NIST of various de-identification techniques for removal of personal information from computerized documents. While de-identification techniques are widely used, there is concern that existing techniques are insufficient to protect personal privacy because certain remaining information can make it possible to re-identify individuals.

Continue Reading NIST Releases Final Report on De-Identification of Personal Information

Hunton & Williams welcomes Phyllis H. Marcus as counsel to the firm’s privacy and competition teams. Phyllis joins the firm from the Federal Trade Commission, where she held a number of leadership positions, most recently as Chief of Staff of the Division of Advertising Practices. Phyllis led the FTC’s children’s online privacy program, including bringing a number of enforcement actions and overhauling the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule. She offers the privacy team a keen understanding of the complexities of the revised regulations, as well as broader issues relating to student privacy, mobile applications and the Internet of Things.

Continue Reading FTC Advertising Practices Division Chief of Staff Phyllis Marcus Joins Hunton

Hunton & Williams proudly announces that the firm was ranked in Tier 1 in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 guide for data protection. Bridget Treacy, head of the firm’s UK Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, and Rosemary Jay, senior consultant attorney, both received recognition as leading individuals for data protection.

Continue Reading Hunton Ranked in Tier 1 in The Legal 500 United Kingdom Guide

Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce the firm’s Privacy & Information Security Law Blog has been ranked the #1 privacy and data security blog and the #4 overall legal blog by LexBlog’s 2015 Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report. Recently released, the report catalogues all blogs published by Am Law 200 law firms and calculates the rankings based on (1) the amount of traffic each blog generates, (2) their technology infrastructures and (3) the ability of each blog to incorporate responsive design for multiple devices. Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team is a leader in its field and has been ranked by Computerworld magazine, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as a top law firm globally for privacy and data security.