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In recent years, South Korea has become synonymous with some of the strictest data protection laws and regulatory requirements in the region. The laws are regulated by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS), and other sector-specific supervisory authorities. Recent amendments to these three laws have resulted in stricter penalties, as well as criminal prosecution for data security breaches. Privacy Officer found guilty of criminal negligence for failing to…

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized settlements with five companies for claiming EU-U.S. Privacy Shield or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. Those companies included organizations focused on providing workforce solutions, collaboration platforms, artificial intelligence analytics, clinical trial management, and other IT providers. The actions In each case, the FTC alleged that each company wrongfully claimed current certification under either the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. Both frameworks establish a mechanism for companies to legally…

Joining host Brian Hengesbaugh this episode is Dr. Lukas Feiler, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Vienna office. Brian and Lukas discuss breach notification in Austria under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Specifically, how to deal with the 72-hour requirement and some of the related strategic decisions. In this episode, you will learn about: What happens when Austrian data protection authorities follow up on a data breach notificationWhether having a “file early, file…

In this episode, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by associates Danielle Benecke (San Francisco/Palo Alto) and Yoon Chae (Dallas). The three discuss the legislative and regulatory developments surrounding artificial intelligence. In this episode, you will learn about: Definitions of AI and how these inform policy and regulation Trends in AI legislation in the US and globally Recommendations, guidance, and advice on navigating the changing regulatory landscape for companies currently deploying AI or considering deploying…

The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with cloud software provider InfoTrax Systems, L.C. following claims that it failed to enact sufficient data security policies, enabling a hacker to access sensitive personal data. The security incident According to the FTC, a hacker was able to access InfoTrax System’s server over 20 times from May 2014 to March 2016, successfully obtaining sensitive personal data, which could be used to commit identity theft and fraud. The FTC…

Joining this episode of Connect on Tech is Brandon Moseberry, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office. Brandon will discuss cookies and trackers, a critical, complex issue. In this episode, you will hear: What cookies and trackers are and how they workWhether the usage of these cookies and trackers constitute a sale under the CCPABrandon’s predictions on further developments and solutions, as well as his tips on how companies should tackle this issue https://open.spotify.com/episode/3bH4DQCueXySQkOOqUbK9R

Francesca Gaudino, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Milan office, joins this episode of Connect on Tech to discuss the December 18th opinion issued by the Advocates General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union on Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland (Shrems II). In this episode you will learn: What this opinion means for the resolution of the case View of the AG on standard contractual clauses and how this may affect…

The European Union’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), is evaluating the legitimacy of the EU standard contractual clauses (SCC). SCCs have been the bedrock of cross-border personal data transfers outside the EU for many years. Today, the advocate general (a.g.) has rendered an opinion on the Schrems II case. By way of brief background, Schrems II is a case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…

In this episode, Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Flavia Rebello, a partner at Baker McKenzie in São Paulo, Brazil. Together, they discuss the new Brazilian data protection law. In this episode, you will hear: An overview of the new law — what’s covered, key requirements, and when it comes into forceWhat the penalty structure will look like and whether there are private rights of actionFlavia’s tips for how companies can prepare for the new law…

In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Adam Aft and Peter George, two partners in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office. Together they will discuss the 2019 Cloud and Data Survey. Tune in to learn: Key trends identified through the surveyTips and strategies for managing multiple provider cloud implementationsBest practices for navigating data residency requirements https://open.spotify.com/episode/3yTXAmfHkVQp0Ju2ARTEP2