TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
The Pittsburgh session of the annual Cyberlaw Update for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) will take place on Tuesday, July 17. Moderated by Morgan Lewis partner Peter Watt-Morse, the update enters its 21st year and this year’s seminar will focus on current hot-button issues including blockchain and cryptocurrency and security and privacy concerns related to social media, IOT, GDPR, and the Dark Web.
The Hamburg Data Protection Agency (DPA) recently fined three companies for not having appropriate replacements for the Safe Harbor in place after the expiration of the permitted grace period.
In a press conference on April 13, the chair of the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP), Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin (also president of France’s Data Protection Authority [DPA], the CNIL) expressed concern regarding the Privacy Shield.
In some circles, lawyers have a bad reputation for being tricky little buggers who use tools like precision wording and careful drafting to “lawyer up” simple tried-and-true business concepts, such as “the parties will work together to . . . ” Whether or not trickery is ever intended, it is always very important to pay attention to not only what concepts appear in an agreement but also where concepts appear.