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China Creates New Cybersecurity Regulation

China has recently released new cybersecurity regulations. The onerous set of rules affects individuals and businesses alike. Individuals are prohibited from sharing content that will “damage national unity” and must register for online services with their real name and other personal information. Corporations must store data locally, which would allow for Chinese surveillance. The...

WhatsApp enables end-to-end encryption as response

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the popular messaging application WhatsApp enabled end-to-end encryption for all of its users.  End-to-end encryption technology prevents messages sent via the application from being intercepted or viewed by any individual except the intended recipient.  To further ensure the privacy of its users, WhatsApp will not have the technical capability to turn over...

Panama Papers leak 11.5 million documents, exposing public officials

On Sunday, April 3, 11.5 million confidential documents exposing a widespread system of global tax evasion were made public as a result of a hack.  The documents, which were records of  the Panamanian corporate service provider and law firm Mossack Fonseca, were obtained by an anonymous source, shared with the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, and then passed to the International...

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – Full Text Released

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission released the text of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The text reveals the details of a new framework that will place stronger obligations on U.S. companies to protect the personal data of EU citizens. It will also involve heightened compliance requirements and authorizes enforcement measures by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the...

Data Sentinel: The Evolving Role of the Attorney as Protector of Company Data

Data. It is one of your organization’s greatest assets, and a necessary part of doing business. But in today’s financial services environment, it is also a source of one of your organization’s greatest risks. In their article for FinTech Law Report, Sutherland attorneys Michael Steinig and Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik describe the attorney’s evolving role in protecting company data, and...

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