Data Protection & Cybersecurity
The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued yesterday its long-expected Judgment in Schrems vs Data Protection Commissioner, in which the court, largely adopting the opinion of its Advocate General, resolved that the Decision 2000/520 of the European Commission which provides that the Safe-Harbour scheme provides an adequate level of protection and can be used as ground for the transfer of personal data from the EU to US companies participating in the Safe Harbour scheme, is invalid.
Our data protection and cybersecurity practice contributed to the Global Guide to Whistleblowing Programs, an innovative online tool developed by Got Ethics. The purpose of the guide is to enable organisations to get a clear picture of the different rules and regulations that govern whistleblowing schemes throughout several jurisdictions.
Our data protection and cybersecurity practice has recently contributed the Greek chapter to the GDPR Guide to National Implementation launched by White & Case.
Mary Deligianni, senior associate and member of our data protection and cybersecurity practice, recently drafted a report on data breach-related obligations across the EU/EEA. Said report, which was based on a comparative survey headed by Mary in cooperation with 13 members of the Cloud Privacy Check Network of EuroCloud Europe (“CPC Network”), presents key findings and recommendations on data breaches across the EU/EEA.
In addition, our team contributed to another report issued by the CPC Network on joint controllership.
Our partner Takis Kakouris contributed to the guide "The Price of data security: A guide to the insurability of GDPR fines across Europe", which was launched by DLA Piper and Aon on May 16, 2018. The guide looks at the insurability of regulatory and GDPR fines and associated costs across 30 European jurisdictions, including the UK.
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