Month: February 2022

Data Act: EU Proposes Rules for Accessing and Sharing Industrial Data

On February 23, 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for the Data Act, which aims to maximize the value of industrial data in the economy by ensuring that a wider range of stakeholders gain control over their industrial data – and that more data is available for innovative use […]

US Justice Department Appoints First National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Director

The US Department of Justice has announced the appointment of Eun Young Choi as the first director of the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team. Choi has been a DOJ prosecutor for nearly a decade and most recently served as senior counsel to the deputy attorney general. Choi will lead the NCET in investigating […]

Cooley Privacy Talks: Overview of Privacy Enforcement Actions in the US and EU

This post relates to Cooley’s Privacy Talks series – a webinar program featuring Cooley practitioners discussing practical guidance and best practices around managing data protection-related issues. Sessions range from the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – and all the other new data protection frameworks arising in […]

New York Passes Two Laws Protecting Employee Privacy

The city and state governments of New York each recently passed laws to protect employee privacy ­– one law addressing use of automated decision-making tools in job interviews and promotions, and the other addressing electronic monitoring of employee communications.

France Issues Processor Guidelines on “Reusing Personal Data to Improve or Develop Services or Products”

On January 12, 2022, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) issued guidance (available in French only) that sets out the conditions for processors to reuse the personal data entrusted by controllers for their own purposes. The CNIL notably refers to a scenario where a processor wants to reuse the personal […]

New UK International Data Transfer Tools Presented to UK Parliament

Background Standard contractual clauses are one of the key tools relied upon by organizations that transfer personal data to recipients in ‘inadequate’ countries under the UK and/or the EU General Data Protection Regulation. However, unlike in the European Union – where new SCCs were adopted in 2021 (the “New EU […]