On June 2019, the Senate confirmed Keith Krach as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment, a role in which he will serve as the permanent ombudsperson for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. This blog entry provides an overview.
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On April 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reduced the available penalties for three out of the four tiers of privacy and security violations set forth in the HITECH Act. This blog entry provides an overview of the reductions.
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The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment accusing nine Iranian nationals of engaging in a “massive and brazen cyber assault” against at least 176 universities, 47 private companies and 7 government agencies and non-governmental organizations, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers prepared several chapters in the recently released The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, including the opening chapter on “All Change for Data Protection: The European Data Protection Regulation.” This blog entry provides a link to access the relevant chapters.
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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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Hunton & Williams LLP is proud to announce our Privacy & Information Security Law Blog has been named the top Cybersecurity and Information Privacy blog by The Expert Institute and Number 2 Overall Best AmLaw Blog of 2016. All of our lawyers and contributors thank you for your support in making the blog a success.
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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