Last month’s QuickLaunch University webinar focused on European data privacy legislation and more specifically, the ambitious General Data Protection Regulation that goes into full effect on May 25, 2018.

WilmerHale Partner Reed Freeman and Associate Joseph Jerome discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop exploring ransomware, the first in its series of fall technology events. While ransomware has hit large groups like police departments and major medical centers, are just as vulnerable to this threat.

As a follow up to our earlier blog post, as anticipated, the European Commission released the framework for the EU-US Privacy Shield, which replaces the invalidated transatlantic Program, a system that had authorized thousands of US companies to receive and process personal information from data controllers in the European Union.

From WilmerHale's Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice. After months of debate about the fate of the US-EU Privacy that thousands of companies used to lawfully obtain personal data from the European Union, we finally have some details about the successor mechanism for handling transatlantic data transfers. Dubbed the “EU-US Privacy Shield,” the new voluntary framework envisions a more active role for government officials and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic.

On January 26, partners from WilmerHale’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice discussed key elements of the current state of data protection regulation in the European Union, as part of the firm’s 2016 Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice webinar series.