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IT & Internet

January 23 2018
Mary Mundy Are your contracts GDPR compliant? PPN published in relation to new data protection legislation

United Kingdom - DAC Beachcroft

The Crown Commercial Service has published a procurement policy note (PPN) in relation to the new data protection legislation that will be implemented shortly. The PPN highlights the fact that the EU General Data Protection Regulation now strikes a more even balance between data processors and data controllers and requires organisations to act immediately to ensure compliance. As the new legislation will apply to the wider public sector, other public bodies may wish to apply the principles of the PPN.

Authors: Mary Mundy, Sophie Devlin
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Phyllis H Marcus FTC settles first children's privacy case involving connected toys

USA - Hunton & Williams LLP

The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agreement with electronic toy manufacturer VTech Electronics Limited and its US subsidiary settling charges that VTech violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting personal information from hundreds of thousands of children without providing direct notice or obtaining their parent's consent and failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data that it had collected.

Author: Phyllis H Marcus
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Recent updates

Rhiannon Webster GDPR: what should businesses be doing to prepare for enhanced data protection regime?

United Kingdom - DAC Beachcroft

Authors: Rhiannon Webster, Shehana Cameron-Perera, Francesca Muscutt
Michael Levine Cyber breach securities suits look to tap D&O coverage

USA - Hunton & Williams LLP

Authors: Michael Levine, Jennifer E White
Jürg Schneider Draft e-ID Act to be prepared by Summer 2018

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves