mlat subpoena response: what EU service providers need to know

MLAT Subpoenas: What EU Service Providers Need to Know

Imagine a U.S. prosecutor is investigating a criminal matter and needs to obtain data or information stored in a suspect’s smartphone application. The problem is, the app was developed by a small tech startup in Denmark. In order to obtain access to the relevant information, the prosecutor would need to issue a MLAT subpoena to… READ MORE

Cloud Act Compliance

CLOUD Act Compliance & Relationship to GDPR

For domestic criminal investigations, law enforcement often wants to gain access to data that is stored beyond its borders. The problem is that data access across borders is sometimes not in harmony with international human rights agreements and the data protection rules of specific nations. To allow criminal law enforcement operations to access communication data… READ MORE

2018’s Biggest Data Privacy News Stories

2018’s Biggest Data Privacy News Stories As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to review the biggest data privacy news stories of 2018 and discuss what we can learn from them as we move into the new year. 1.   Europe’s GDPR Probably the biggest news story is the European… READ MORE

How to Manage Data Breaches Under GDPR

How to Manage Data Breaches Under GDPR In recent weeks, we have posted about the requirements of personal data protection under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that companies must now follow. Today we will look into what a company must do in the event of a data breach under this regulation. Over the past… READ MORE

When is it “Necessary” to Process Personal Data Under GDPR?

Last week I wrote about the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) consumer-friendly approach to personal data collection and storage. This regulation, which went into effect earlier this year, requires that companies only collect, store, or process personal data when there is consent or when it is necessary. Companies are often surprised at the… READ MORE

Personal Data Processing Under the GDPR

In May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. To read the regulation in its entirety, visit click here. The GDPR standardized personal data protection requirements across the 28 EU countries. Although the regulation is broad, advocates for GDPR applaud its consumer-friendly approach to personal data collection and storage. What… READ MORE

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