The authors of the Global Privacy & Security Compliance Law Blog update readers on a number of business and complex commercial law concerns as they relate to privacy and security compliance. A Latham & Watkins project, the blog is consistently updated by a team of attorneys from the firm who are all capable legal practitioners in a variety of fields, including business transactions, privacy and data security, communications, technology, and intellectual property law.
- Practice Area
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty & Maritime Law
- Advertising Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- AmLaw 200 Blogs
- Antitrust Law
- Civil Rights & Privacy Law
- Consumer Law
- Corporate & Commercial Litigation
- Criminal Law
- Divorce & Family Law
- Education Law
- Election Law & Political Commentary
- Electronic Discovery
- Employment & Labor Law
- Environmental Law
- General Counsel Blogs
- Immigration Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- Judiciary Law
- Media, Entertainment & Sports Law
- Law Firm Management & Legal Marketing
- Personal Injury & Medical Law
- Probate & Estate Planning
- Real Estate & Construction Law
- Tax & Financial Law
- Whistleblower Law
- Workers' Compensation
- Law School
By Jennifer Archie and Rebekah Lewis The Obama Administration has unveiled a 50-page blueprint for consumer data privacy, including a recommendation for a federally legislated and FTC-enforced Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. While it would not alter existing laws, the legislation would extend...
The European Commission adopted a proposal to reform European privacy law on 25 January 2012. According to the Commission the reform will "strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe's digital economy." Time will tell whether the former is compatible with the latter. The proposal now moves to...
The Directorate General for Justice of the European Commission has in recent weeks worked to overcome criticism from other Directorates on its draft proposal to reform Europe’s privacy law. It now appears possible that the proposal for the reform is back on track for adoption at the...
Viviane Reding, the European Commission Vice President in charge of the reform of the European privacy law, has received negative opinions from a handful of Directorates-General in the European Commission on an internal draft of the General Data Protection Regulation. As a consequence, the draft...
A recent draft of the new European Data Protection Framework has leaked from the European Commission. It is still subject to internal discussions between the different Commissioners and Directorates-General, but is likely to be reasonably close to the official Commission draft expected to be...
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is challenging national legislators in the European Union who introduced privacy laws stricter than those provided for by the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In a decision issued on November 24, 2011, the ECJ declared a provision in the...
By Kevin Boyle and Kee-Min Ngiam The SEC's Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance recently issued guidance to help clarify public reporting companies' disclosure obligations in the area of cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents. The guidance, which does not change existing disclosure...
European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has confirmed that we can expect to see a draft of the eagerly awaited new Data Privacy Directive in January. The new rules are likely to significantly strengthen the rights of individuals. According to a press release issued jointly last...
A recent proposed FTC consent judgment sends a warning to avoid default program settings that compromise privacy when setup routines create the impression they do not. The FTC's underlying complaint against Frostwire LLC, developer of P2P file-sharing applications, alleged that the firm’s...
By Gail Crawford and Amy Taylor At the end of 2010, the UK Government raised the national threat level for cyber security risk to Tier One (the same tier as the terrorism threat) and announced it was allocating £650 million (around US $1 billion) to governmental cyber security measures and...