The Privacy team at Hunton & Williams has authored several chapters of the recently published 2017 guide to data protection and privacy for Getting the Deal Through. The publication covers data privacy and data protection laws in 26 jurisdictions across the globe.
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On December 6, 2016, Hunton & Williams announced the release of the second edition treatise Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook (Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.) by lead author Lisa J. Sotto, head of the firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice.
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On November 16, 2016, the UK Investigatory Powers Bill was approved by the UK House of Lords. The draft of the Bill has sparked controversy, as it will hand significant and wide-ranging powers to state surveillance agencies, and has been strongly criticized by some privacy and human rights advocacy groups.
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Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and associate Chris Hydak recently published an article in Law360 entitled “The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: A How-To Guide,” detailing the Privacy Shield principles, the benefits of certification, how the Shield will be enforced, and the challenges and risks associated with the future of the Privacy Shield. This blog post contains a link to the full article.
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On July 20, 2016, the French Data Protection Authority announced that it issued a formal notice to Microsoft Corporation ordering the company to address several alleged violations of the French Data Protection Act concerning the Windows 10 operating system.
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