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Korean Privacy Law Updated

On April 26, 2016, Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee LLC released a Privacy News Alert outlining amendments to Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act and the Act on the Promotion of IT Network Use and Information Protection.… Continue Reading

Parliamentary Committee Approves Denham ICO Appointment

On April 27, 2016, the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee confirmed Elizabeth Denham’s appointment as Information Commissioner. Denham, currently the Privacy and Information Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada, was announced as the UK Government’s preferred choice on March 22, 2016.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party published its Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision. The Working Party also published a Working Document on the justification for interferences with the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection through surveillance measures when transferring personal data.… Continue Reading

Nuclear Industry Pursues Aggressive Defense Against Cyber Threats

On March 30 through April 1, 2016, the 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit meetings took place in Washington D.C. In the nuclear industry, the issue of cybersecurity has grown steadily in importance over the past decade. This has been most apparent in the increasing attention and effort paid to cyber-based threats under the biennial Nuclear Industry Summit and its international meetings.… Continue Reading

EU Council Accelerates the Process for Adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

On April 8, 2016, the Council of the European Union will adopt its position on the General Data Protection Regulation. The adoption of the Council's position was initially planned for a vote on April 21, 2016, during the next Justice and Home Affairs Council, but the Council of the European Union has decided to expedite the process for adoption by using the “written procedure,” which is an exceptional procedure that does not include public deliberation.… Continue Reading

NERC Report Highlights Lessons Learned from Ukraine Electric Utility Cyber Attack

On March 18, 2016, a report was released by a joint team from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Electricity Information Sharing Analysis Center and SANS Industrial Control Systems. According to the report, the cyber attack against a Ukrainian electric utility in December 2015 was based on months of undetected reconnaissance that gave the attackers a sophisticated understanding of the utility’s supervisory control and data acquisition networks. … Continue Reading

Draft E-Commerce Standards Published for Comment in China

On March 22, 2016, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China published drafts of its proposed (1) Specifications for Business Services in Mobile E-commerce and (2) Specifications for Business Services in Cross-border E-commerce. Public comments on the drafts will be accepted until May 31, 2016.… Continue Reading

JIPDEC Named Accountability Agent for APEC Cross-Border Privacy System

On February 25, 2016, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation issued a press release announcing the decision by the Joint Oversight Panel of the APEC Electronic Commerce Steering Group to approve the Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community as a new “Accountability Agent” under the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system.… Continue Reading
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