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Navigating global regulations – GDPR is now in effect

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect last week after two years of anticipation and preparation. Even though the GDPR is now in effect, US-based companies are still working to make sense of whether the GDPR applies to them, and what their obligations are if it does: What questions should US companies be asking about GDPR compliance now that the regulation has come...

It’s a material world—why the SEC’s Yahoo! penalty really matters

Determining whether to notify when struck by a cyberattack can be a complex undertaking, but the SEC’s recent $35 million penalty levied on Yahoo! Inc. for untimely disclosure of its breach raises the stakes for corporations. The need for a proactive, well-thought out regulatory notification strategy, and an awareness of the dangers of default non-disclosure positions, has never been...

A paradise for data privacy advocates—Bermuda’s privacy law now in full effect

With enactment of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), Bermuda can now count itself among the ever-expanding list of jurisdictions with enhanced privacy protections. PIPA, passed on July 27, 2016, and entered into force in December 2017, shares many of the more stringent requirements and protections with Europe’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which...

Hospitals’ Response to Data Breaches May Be Impacting Patient Health

A study presented last week at the 4A Security and Compliance Conference in Philadelphia, found an increase in a common measure of mortality rates at hospitals following data breaches. However, there did not appear to be any correlation between the type of breach or the number of records affected by the breach, leading the researchers to conclude that it was the response to the breach,...

Eversheds Sutherland launches BreachLawWATCH mobile app

We are pleased to announce the release of BreachLawWATCH, a unique mobile app that provides easy, consistent access to data breach statutes across the United States and a growing number of jurisdictions, including Europe and Asia. Easy-to-use functionality enables users to find specific and relevant state and global breach notification regulations at their fingertips. Learn...

Transportation Disrupted: AI in the Driver’s Seat

On May 3, 2017, Eversheds Sutherland hosted Transportation Disrupted, a symposium featuring panels with a cross-section of experts in fields that are driving the development and adoption of autonomous cars, including AI and robotics, insurance, cybersecurity, and data privacy.   Learn...