In this episode I visit with Jonathan Armstrong on the topic of class action lawsuits involving data privacy and GDPR. Some of the highlights are:

  1. Key differences in UK/EU and US class actions.
  2. We take a deep dive in to the Morrisons data breach.
  3. Why Data Privacy Impact Assessments are critical for companies and their vendors.
  4. How risks can change and be modified during the term of an employee’s work life?
  5. What is the state of class action litigation in the EU?
  6. What does all of this mean for US companies, trying to get data out of the UK and EU?

For more information on Cordery Compliance, go their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here.

In this episode, Jonathan Armstrong and I record our first emergency podcast on Life with GDPR. It relates to documents obtained by the UK Parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee through its subpoena of an American executive of the US company Six4Three. This exec just happened to be in London with Facebook documents his company had obtained in unrelated litigation between Six4Three and Facebook. We present the Facebook Files and some of the highlights are:

  1. How did the chair of the DCMS Committee find out this exec was in the UK and had these Facebook documents?
  2. The documents are under seal by a court in California. Does that have any impact on the UK Parliament’s right to review and release the documents?
  3. Why did the Six4Three exec travel to London with the Facebook documents?
  4. What is the UK Parliamentary Privilege and how does it apply here?
  5. Given the black eye Facebook took in the US last week, will they continue to step in it in the UK as well?
  6. Could you make up a weirder set of facts?

For more information on the background facts, see article by Andrew Liptak in Verge.

The DCMS Committee will live stream its hearing on Tuesday, November 27. You can check it out here.

In this episode I visit with Jonathan Armstrong and we update the current status of Privacy Shield in EU, US and UK. On both sides of the Atlantic, Privacy Shield is still a topic of hot conversation. Some of the highlights are:

  1. What is the current status of Privacy Shield?
  2. How has the Trump Administration responded to Privacy Shield?
  3. Will the EU move forward without American support?
  4. How does Max Schrems view Privacy Shield?
  5. What is the current state of litigation involving Privacy Shield?
  6. What does all of this mean for US companies, trying to get data out of the UK and EU?

For more information on Cordery Compliance, go their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here.

In this episode I visit with Jonathan Armstrong on some of the themes that have emerged in the nearly six months since GDPR has gone live. Armstrong has traveled literally across the globe to work on data protection/data privacy matters and has been able to talk to a wide variety of those impacted by GDPR, from regulators in Europe to companies in America.

Some of the highlights are:

  1. What questions are clients raising over the past few months?
  2. Have the regulators moved in any surprising ways?
  3. Regulators are reporting high numbers of data breaches and privacy complaints.
  4. There are over 100 cross-border cases under investigation.
  5. There is a Pan-EU investigation of Uber on data privacy.
  6. The Aggregate IQ case-does GDPR apply to a Canadian company for data in Canada?

For more information on Cordery Compliance, go their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here.

The Administration’s attacks on allies, perhaps former allies and other in the area of trade and sanctions has not occurred in vacuum. Many other countries and groups such as the EU have retaliated with counter-sanctions. One area that the current administration does not seem to have considered too well is EU data privacy and data protection. In this episode of Life with GDPR we explore this issue in the age of trade policy as conflict. Some of the highlights are:

  1. Did the comments by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross about GDPR actually embolden GDPR enforcement?
  2. Is there a trade war between the US and EU over data?
  3. Is there a way to reconcile the divergences in approaches to data privacy and data protection between the EU and US? and
  4. Will the Privacy Shield framework survive the Schrems court challenge? Will it be renewed in September, suspended in September or even revoked in September?

For more information on Cordery Compliance, go their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here.