Philip Favro

August 4, 2020

Top European Court Invalidates Privacy Shield, Unsettles Personal Data Transfer Practices under the Standard Contractual Clauses

The European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated on July 16, 2020, the EU-US “Privacy Shield,” the formal framework the European Union and the United States negotiated in 2016 for handling cross-border transfers of personal data from the EU to the U.S. Rumors of the Privacy Shield’s demise, which had been predicted for years, were finally borne out when the CJEU held in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland (Schrems II) that the Privacy Shield program failed to provide adequate judicial redress to European data subjects in the face of the overly broad nature of U.S. government surveillance programs.
July 20, 2020

Q & A with eDiscovery Expert Corey Lee from Hunton Andrews Kurth

Discovery complexities have taken on a whole new meaning during the COVID-19 crisis. It seems that every aspect of eDiscovery is now virtual, eliminating in many instances the human touch that is so often helpful for obtaining crucial evidence from data custodians to support claims or defenses.
June 2, 2020
guidance on use of ephemeral messaging

New Terminating Sanctions Case Provides Guidance on the Use of Ephemeral Messaging

Ephemeral messaging offers organizations great potential for addressing information related challenges in the areas of data protection, privacy, and information governance. When properly implemented through a comprehensive use plan and enterprise-wide controls including training, audits, and policy enforcement, ephemeral messaging provides companies with an effective method for enhancing confidentiality while eliminating data that has no value for the enterprise.
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