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GDPR Update – Step 3: Time to Update your Standard Contractual Clauses!

GDPR Update – Step 3: Time to Update your Standard Contractual Clauses!

ByAmy WestonSeptember 21, 20217 min read

Welcome back to the Carney Law Privacy team’s blog on all things privacy-related.  This post follows up on the steps needed to update Standard Contractual Clauses.  As you have likely heard, in response to the Schrems II decision invalidating the Privacy Shield and to reflect Europe’s General Data Protection…

Catching up on Privacy News!

Catching up on Privacy News!

ByAmy WestonAugust 9, 20216 min read

Welcome back to Shhhh…(a Privacy Blog).   Lots has happened in the privacy world in the past few months, and we thought we’d catch our readers up on the biggest headlines.  Updated Standard Contractual Clauses First, after a long wait, the…

Washington’s State House Again Amends Proposed Privacy Act to Include a Limited Private Right of Action. Will This Kill the WPA a Third Time Running?

Washington’s State House Again Amends Proposed Privacy Act to Include a Limited Private Right of Action. Will This Kill the WPA a Third Time Running?

ByCatherine WoodsApril 2, 20213 min read

Washington’s long-sought state privacy act (the “WPA”) has again taken a controversial, and if history repeats itself, fatal turn.  On March 26, 2021, the Washington House of Representative’s Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee took executive action on Second Substitute Senate…

The GDPR Update – Step 2 for Updating Your SCCs

The GDPR Update – Step 2 for Updating Your SCCs

ByAshley LongDecember 1, 20203 min read

Readers of our first post, GDPR update, in this series have already worked through Step 1: Transfer Mapping.  Part of that step was determining what countries you’re exporting data to.  Now, we move onto Step 2: Transfer Tools.  Truth be told, Step 2…

What is Personally Identifiable Information (or “PII”)?

What is Personally Identifiable Information (or “PII”)?

ByAshley LongNovember 30, 20203 min read

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) has become a buzzword in the privacy law world the last few years, and it is heavily protected by rules and regulations around the world, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Companies that fail…