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Last week, CPW’s Alan Friel and David Naylor were joined by Squire Patton Boggs employment and immigration lawyers Gregory Wald, Michael Kelly and Annabel Mace for timely webinar in connection with the British American Business Counsel. A recording of the webinar is now available at this link.
Continue Reading Online Webinar Now Available: Navigating Cross-border Challenges Relating to HR Data Protection and Employee Right-to-Work Compliance

The UK’s Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022 (the Regulations) came into force on 1 October 2022, together with the Telecommunications Security Code of Practice (the Code of Practice). The Regulations reflect the increased risk of cyber-attack and data breaches, whether for criminal purposes or by potentially hostile states. They supplement general duties imposed on providers of public electronic communications networks and services by the Communications Act 2003, sections 105A and 105C, and provide Ofcom with new powers to monitor and enforce enhanced obligations affecting:

  • providers of public electronic communications networks (“network providers”); and
  • providers of public electronic communications services (“service providers”).


Continue Reading Protecting Electronic Communications Networks and Services from Cyber-Attack and Data Breach: Enhanced Obligations and Board-level Accountability

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2023 State Privacy Laws: How to Assess and Ensure Readiness by Year-end

Malcolm Dowden and Niloufar Massachi Discuss Vendor

In a CLE webinar earlier this week, Malcolm Dowden (Partner, London) and Niloufar Massachi (Associate, Los Angeles) discussed evaluating, drafting, and updating vendor agreements to meet the privacy and security requirements of new US privacy laws and the GDPR.

Continue Reading Malcolm Dowden and Niloufar Massachi Discuss Vendor Contracting Requirements Under New US Privacy Laws and the GDPR

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a staff reportBringing Dark Patterns to Light, which discusses misleading and manipulative design practices—dark patterns—in web and mobile apps. These design choices take advantage of users’ cognitive biases to influence their behavior and prevent them from making fully informed decisions about their data and purchases. Dark patterns are employed to get users to surrender their personal information, unwittingly sign up for services, and purchase products they do not intend to purchase. The consequences of dark patterns have been increasingly noticed in the regulatory and legislative sphere, both in the United States and Europe

Continue Reading Dark Patterns under the Regulatory Spotlight Again

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CPW’s Shea Leitch and Kyle Dull to Speak at ACC South Florida’s 12th Annual CLE Conference

CPW’s David Oberly

The second reading of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (the Bill) has been delayed following the election of the new Conservative Party leader. The new date is yet to be announced, but in the meantime, it is worth analysing some of the key changes the Bill proposes. While it promises more flexibility and less ambiguity, practically speaking, the Bill may not represent a fundamental divergence from the current regime.

Continue Reading Data Protection and Digital Information Bill Delayed – Aspects to Consider While We Wait

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No Injury = No Article III Standing in Data Breach Class Action

Jury Finds Credit Reporting Agency Was “Reasonable”

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Our Data Privacy Practice Continues to Expand: Julia B. Jacobson and Shea Leitch Join the Team

California Federal Court

The UK convenience store giant ‘Southern Co-op’ is facing the possibility of regulatory intervention and legal challenge following a complaint made by UK civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch (BBW) regarding the use of surveillance cameras in 35 Southern Co-op stores. Images of customers that a member of staff ‘reasonably expects’ to be committing ‘crime or disorder’ are captured and transformed into biometric data. The data of those ‘identified as an offender’ is then stored and checked against the database of facial recognition technology provider, ‘Facewatch.’
Continue Reading The Southern Co-op – Is the Use of ‘Spy’ Cameras Breaching UK Data Protection Laws?