Please join us on May 22 at 9:00–10:00 am EST as Morgan Lewis partner Todd Liao and associate Sylvia Hu provide an update on relevant considerations for technology companies relating to China’s data privacy laws. The discussion will include an overview of China’s data privacy regulatory framework, considerations for cross-border transfers of data and technology, and compliance-related issues.
TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
Our presenters will address certain recommended provisions for terms of service, relevant questions to ask and issues to consider when planning to enter a new geographic market, as well as recommendations on how to manage risk with expanded regulatory requirements.
As part of our Spotlight series, we welcome Todd Liao, a partner in our Shanghai office who works with clients on a wide range of complex commercial and financial transactions and legal issues involving China. Todd is a thought leader on issues facing tech firms doing business in China, recently publishing articles on new measures for online advertising in China, data privacy, and key drivers of Asia’s tech scene. We caught up with Todd to discuss data privacy regulations in China and cross-border data transfers.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires companies to monitor and comply with some of the strictest privacy laws in effect. Now, the European Commission is refocusing efforts and oversight on ongoing investigations under the GDPR. Going forward, companies may want to focus even more intently on their compliance as the EU steps up investigatory procedures.
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) took effect on January 1, 2023, establishing some of the most comprehensive consumer privacy rights within the United States. In this post we highlight these changes in law and provide a checklist to help companies comply with these new legal challenges.
In our June 2021 blog post, Study Analyzes Costs of a Data Breach, we discussed the Ponemon Institute’s report setting forth a vast dataset that analyzed data breaches at hundreds of organizations to spot trends and developments in security risks and best practices. With the calendar turning to 2023, this blog looks at the increased costs of data breaches in 2022 to anticipate how negotiations for liability caps of such breaches may evolve in the new year.
The European Union (EU) Commission released its Draft Adequacy Decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework on December 13, which, in conjunction with President Biden’s executive order issued on October 7, will further facilitate trans-Atlantic data flows. The Draft Adequacy Decision mirrors the executive order, which established safeguards relating to the handling of personal information in the course of signals intelligence activities. If and when adopted, the adequacy decision will impact contractual requirements and processes by restoring data flows through a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework.
Despite general awareness regarding phishing (we have written about phishing in a prior post), it still remains one of the most common ways to accomplish cyberattacks. It should be no surprise that cybercriminals are constantly coming up with more elaborate and sophisticated ways to gain access to sensitive systems and data. A recent CIO.com article lists three measures designed to deter phishing and related attacks, which we have summarized below.
The White House Office of Science and Technology recently published The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: Making Automated Systems Work for the American People (the Blueprint), a set of five principles to help guide designers, developers, and deployers of AI in the design, use, and deployment of automated systems with the goal of protecting the public’s rights.
US President Joseph Biden issued an Executive Order On Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities on October 7, which establishes safeguards relating to the handling of personal information in the course of signals intelligence activities. In this edition of our Spotlight Series, we welcome Morgan Lewis special legal consultant Dr. Axel Spies, based in Washington, DC, to discuss the scope of this Executive Order and its implications.