Since its inception 30 years ago, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA) has acted as the primary legislative sword and shield of the UK against a threatening, and ever-growing, cloud of cyber-enabled crime. It is no longer the case that those exploiting an organisation’s threat-vectors exist in dark basements wearing
Continue Reading A Blunted Sword and a Chipped Shield: A call for development to the Computer Misuse Act 1990

On 28 January 2021, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) launched a public consultation on data access and sharing in the insurance industry. Data is a key industry asset, available in quantity and widely used – from risk identification to pricing. The increase of partnerships with technology vendors
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By: Carol A. F. Umhoefer and Andrew Serwin

The Schrems II decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), rendered on  July 16, 2020, invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield and created new obligations, notably for businesses transferring personal data pursuant to standard contractual clauses (SCC). On November
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by Jim Halpert, Andrew A. Kingman and Andrew Serwin

As the business community takes stock of the 2020 election results, it should place particular significance on the passage of Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), by about a 12 percent margin. The CPRA makes significant changes to
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by: Victoria Lee and Andrew Serwin

In the latest episode of DLA Piper’s Beyond the Curve podcast, Victoria Lee, co-chair of the firm’s global Technology sector, talks with Andrew Serwin, US chair and global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection, Privacy and Security practices, about the recent Schrems
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In the latest episode of DLA Piper’s Beyond the Curve podcast, Victoria Lee, co-chair of the firm’s global Technology sector, talks with Léo Murgel, VP, Legal and Corporate Affairs COO at Salesforce, about how technology such as the company’s Work.com platform can ease the transition as employees return to the
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In July 2020, the Luxembourg government submitted draft law 7637 to amend the law of 6 April 2013 on dematerialized securities (Dematerialized Securities Law) and the law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector (Financial Sector Law).

The draft law follows recognition of the use of distributed ledger technologies
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On July 8, 2020, the House Financial Services Committee’s Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence held a hearing entitled “Exposure Notification and Contact Tracing: How AI Helps Localities Reopen Safely and Researchers Find a Cure.”

In his opening remarks, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), chairman of the task force, stated that
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By Patrick Van Eecke and Anne-Gabrielle Haie

From July 12, 2020 onwards, new European rules will oblige online platforms to take several additional measures, including reviewing their terms and conditions, establishing a data policy and creating a complaint handling system. The Platform to Business Regulation is directed towards companies that
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Advances in AI technology and IoT are rapidly bringing connected and self-driving cars into our daily lives. To address the issues this new reality will bring, the European Data Protection Board has adopted draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications.

To
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