GTC Data Privacy & Security Training at Juniper (11/3/2017) – Materials

GTC Data Privacy & Security Training November 3, 2017 Juniper Networks – Sunnyvale, CA 9:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Presentations/Decks: Data Privacy in the News (loop deck – prior to start of event) Kickoff Mergers & Acquisitions – Data Privacy & Security (Panel #1) Beyond the Basics: Recent Developments in Global Data Privacy & Security (Speaker: David Bender) Vendor Risk Management – Data Privacy & Security (Panel #2) Closing Additional Resources: Data Risk in the Third-Party Ecosystem, Ponemon Institute LLC report from April 2016 (used with permission from the Ponemon Institute) When is a vendor a processor?, Rita Heimes, IAPP September 29, […]

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GTC UPDATE: Privacy Guidance in Canada

GTC UPDATE: PRIVACY GUIDANCE IN CANADA GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates[1] Updated:  October 15, 2017 Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) sets high and sometimes difficult standards of “meaningful” consent.  To try to help, Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) published, on September 21, 2017, a Report on Consent as part of its Privacy Act Annual Report to Parliament (Annual Report).[2]  Reflecting consultation with businesses and with the public, the Report provides some guidance on consent and its alternatives, promising more in the future.  Somewhat more ominously, the Annual Report also proposes a shift from […]

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GTC Data Privacy & Security Training at Juniper – 11/3/2017 (Sunnyvale, California)

GTC recently held its latest data privacy training event on November 3, 2017 from 9am to 12:30pm Pacific. Many thanks to Juniper Networks who very generously hosted this conference at their headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Topics and speakers included the following: Mergers & Acquisitions – Data Privacy & Security (Panel #1) Jon Adams, Senior Privacy Counsel, LinkedIn Rocco Grillo, Executive Managing Director, Cyber Resilience Leader, Stroz Friedberg/Aon Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Member & Chief Privacy Officer, GTC Law Group Beyond the Basics:  Recent Developments in Global Data Privacy & Security David Bender, Special Counsel, Data Privacy, GTC Law Group and Fellow, Ponemon Institute Vendor […]

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GTC UPDATE:  The right to privacy is now a fundamental human right in India

India’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right because it is “an intrinsic part of right to life.”  The landmark 547-page judgment overrules two prior India Supreme Court decisions from 1954 and 1962.  The case involves challenges to India’s biometric-based identification number system (the “Adhaar scheme”), which was purportedly designed to increase social inclusion and improve the accessibility of government services.  The system is mandatory for certain government services, which raised privacy concerns.  The Adhaar scheme will now be further reviewed, and the decision may have broader impacts as well, beyond the particular […]

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GTC Member Sayoko Blodgett-Ford Speaks at IAPP Webinar re GDPR Enhanced Notice Requirements

8/25/17 – The International Association of Privacy Professionals webinar is offered by IAPP “Putting enhanced notice requirements into practice under the GDPR” Providing notice to European citizens who are potential users of products and services will get more stringent when the EU General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect next May. A panel of experts, including GTC Law Group Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, CIPP/US, share expertise on how organizations can minimize risk and provide good data stewardship for customers. The recorded IAPP web conference is free for members and eligible for one CPE credit. If you have any questions, […]

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Are Terms of Use prohibitions on web scraping enforceable?

Original article 8/4/17-Updated 8/15/17 This is a key question at the heart of a recent lawsuit filed by a start-up hiQ Labs against LinkedIn. HiQ scrapes LinkedIn data to help employers retain and identify talent.  LinkedIn has accused hiQ of violating LinkedIn’s user agreement and alleges that any circumvention of LinkedIn IP address blocking would violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and California law.  LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for $26 billion, may have been prompted to take action against hiQ due to Microsoft’s plan to leverage LinkedIn data for analytics. […]

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GTC UPDATE: Canadian Jurisdiction Over US Websites

With implications for US websites, two recent controversial Supreme Court of Canada decisions indicate that Canadian courts may be more aggressively asserting jurisdiction in disputes arising on the internet.  In Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2017 SCC 33 (June 23, 2017), the Court declined to enforce a choice of forum clause in Facebook’s terms of use and permitted a privacy lawsuit to proceed in British Columbia.  In Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34 (June 28, 2017), the Court granted an injunction that extended beyond Canadian borders, prohibiting Google from displaying certain infringing material. In Douez, Facebook allegedly used […]

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CLE Webinar: A Toolkit for Data Privacy & Security

GTC Law Group is pleased to provide a 1-hour video with excerpts from the first in our recent series of data privacy conferences, “A Toolkit for Data Privacy & Security,” which we held in Boston last fall. The video provides practical steps to enhance organizations’ data privacy and data security compliance programs, with guidance from well-respected experts in the field. The video and materials from this conference are available here. One (1) CLE credit in California is available, which you may also be able to use in any jurisdictions that honor California CLE credits via reciprocity. Instructions on how to obtain CLE [...] Read more »

Sayoko Blodgett-Ford speaks at PLI’s “Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017” program in New York City

Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Member and Chief Privacy Officer, was a speaker at the Practising Law Institute’s program titled, “Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017” in New York City on June 22, 2017. Sayoko’s session focused specifically on IP and data/privacy considerations in private acquisitions or sales, ranging from preliminary steps through closing and post-closing considerations.

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