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Does GDPR Regulate My Research Studies in the United States?


By , , , and on Feb 7, 2018
Posted In Big Data, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Workplace Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data (Personal Data) about individuals in the European Union (EU) single market countries, and potentially affects the clinical and other scientific research activities of academic medical centers and other research organizations in the United States. This On the Subject includes...

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The General Data Protection Regulation: Key Requirements and Compliance Steps for 2018


By , , , , , , , , and on Feb 6, 2018
Posted In Big Data, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

Enforceable in all EU member states on 25 May 2018, the General Data Privacy Regulation will require action by organisations both inside and outside the European Union to ensure compliance with this far-reaching privacy legal framework. Compliance is even more urgent given that the GDPR provides for large penalties in cases of infringement. As some...

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Irish Court Casts Serious Doubt on EU Model Clauses


By , , , , and on Oct 17, 2017
Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield

The validity of Model Clauses for EU personal data transfer to the United States is now in real doubt as a result of a new Irish High Court judgment stating that there are “well founded grounds” to find the Model Clauses invalid. The issue of Model Clauses as a legitimate data transfer mechanism will now...

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The Department of Transportation Helps Clear the Road for Autonomous Vehicles


By , , and on Sep 27, 2017
Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, General Interest

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released A Vision for Safety 2.0, an update to its prior guidance on automated driving systems. The new guidance adopts a voluntary, flexible approach to regulation of automated driving systems and clarifies that it alone, and not the states, is responsible for regulating the...

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UK Government Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Connected and Automated Vehicles


By and on Sep 13, 2017
Posted In Cloud, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, General Interest

On 6 August 2017, the UK government released ‘The Key Principles of Vehicle Cyber Security for Connected and Automated Vehicles’, guidance aimed at ensuring minimum cybersecurity protections for consumers in the manufacture and operation of connected and automated vehicles. Connected and automated vehicles fall into the category of so-called ‘smart cars’. Connected vehicles have gained,...

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