Category Archives: GDPR

Whither the Privacy Shield?

The EU-US Privacy Shield, a framework that allows companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the US in compliance with the GDPR, has been under fire for not providing adequate protection to EU citizens.  As Foley noted in 2017, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party (now the European Data Protection Board) identified “a number of significant concerns” with the Privacy Shield in the Working Party’s First Annual Joint Review,… More

June 14 – GDPR Panel at Foley Hoag’s Export Regulatory Compliance Update Conference

Foley Hoag, along with the Massachusetts Export Center, is hosting an Export Regulatory Compliance Update Conference on Thursday, June 14.  Among the panels will be one on “Navigating the GDPR & Cybersecurity Regulatory Environment.”  Here’s a description of the Panel:

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“the GDPR”) went into effect in all Member States of the European Union. However, the GDPR has a broad scope: it applies to organizations established outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU and/or monitor the behavior of data subjects within the EU.… More