Month: October 2021

New Standard Contractual Clauses: 10 Things You Need to Know

On the third anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation, Cooley launched a series of webinar focused on the GDPR. The GDPR permits the transfer of data from the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA) to third countries using standard contractual clauses (SCCs), which are a useful mechanism […]

Cybersecurity: SEC Enforcement, Disclosure Controls and Risk Factor Disclosure

With the new leadership at the Securities and Exchange Commission, industry commentators expect the Division of Enforcement to be more aggressive in several arenas, including public company disclosure of cybersecurity incidents. While this has been a stated focus of the SEC for more than 10 years, enforcement cases relating to […]

Data Processing Agreements: The 10 Most Important Considerations

On the third anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation, Cooley launched a series of webinars focused on the GDPR. A data processing agreement (DPA) is used by controllers and processors to formalize their data process arrangements as required by the GDPR. Our third webinar covers what we believe are […]

Appointing a Data Protection Officer: 10 Common Mistakes

On the third anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation, Cooley launched a series of webinars focused on the GDPR. As set out in the GDPR, the data protection officer (DPO) plays a crucial role in the data privacy landscape, so our second webinar covers what we consider to be […]

DOJ Increases Efforts to Combat Cyber Breaches by Targeting Government Contractors

The US Department of Justice is increasing its arsenal to pursue cyber-related fraud by government contractors and grant recipients. The program, called the “Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative,” was announced by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on Wednesday. The initiative – along with other recent steps taken by the federal government – […]