In July 2022, Maria Ostashenko from ALRUD Law Firm reports that the Russian Parliament passed, and the President of the Russian Federation signed into law, major reforms in data protection and information governance. The reforms include:

  • Significant changes to Federal Law No. 152-FZ on Personal Data, including the scope of its application, new rules for

On May 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued combined guidance on efforts by North Korean nationals to secure freelance engagements as remote information technology workers by posing as non-North Korea nationals.
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On October 27, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission announced significant amendments to the agency’s Safeguards Rule, which requires covered financial institutions to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive information security program that complies with the Safeguards Rule’s requirements.
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On May 25, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it had reached a settlement with a clinical laboratory for violations of the HIPAA Security Rule. As part of this settlement, the company agreed to pay OCR $25,000 and to implement a robust corrective action plan.
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On May 20, 2021, the Belgian Data Protection Authority announced that it had approved the EU Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service Providers, the first transnational EU code of conduct since the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth has submitted its response to the European Data Protection Board consultation on draft guidelines on virtual voice assistants. The Guidelines were adopted on March 12, 2021 for public consultation.
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Hunton Privacy Chair Lisa Sotto and MLaw Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent Mike Swift led a webinar on Everything You Need to Know About the California Privacy Rights Act. This post includes a link to watch the full program.
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The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth has published its paper on delivering a risk-based approach to regulating artificial intelligence. Developed in partnership with key EU experts and leaders in AI, the paper translates best practices and emerging policy trends into actionable recommendations for effective AI regulation.
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On March 12, 2021, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published its Guidelines 01/2021 on Virtual Voice Assistants for consultation (the “Guidelines”). Virtual voice assistants (“VVAs”) understand and execute voice commands or coordinate with other IT systems. These tools are available on most smartphones and other devices and collect significant amounts of personal data, such as through user commands. In addition, VVAs require a terminal device equipped with a microphone and transfer data to remote service. These activities raise compliance issues under both the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the e-Privacy Directive.
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