Privacy Shield is Safe, for Now

On January 25, 2017, U.S. President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” One specific provision in the order has caused some concern among privacy professionals: the provision, titled “Privacy Act,” reads as follows: Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law, ensure […]

Cyber Insurance Applications and Claims on the Rise in the UK

Cyber insurance applications and claims have soared in view of attacks and fears about fines under the General Data Protection Regulation, with Lloyds offering over 15 different types of cyber insurance policies. A 78 percent increase in claims on cyber policies between 2015 and 2016 means there is a growing amount of exposure for cyber threats […]

Identifying Your Independent Recourse Mechanism for Privacy Shield Certification

A U.S. based organization that is subject to the enforcement authority of either the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) may join Privacy Shield by self-certifying its commitment to comply with the seven Privacy Shield Principles. The seventh Privacy Shield Principle—recourse, enforcement, and liability—requires that an organization seeking Privacy Shield […]