Articles Posted in International Law

Co-chairs of the Jeffer Mangels Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, Robert E. Braun and Michael A. Gold, discuss Impact of international privacy laws on U.S. companies. The other videos in this 4-part series include: Why companies need a cybersecurity training program; First steps to take when there’s a data breach at your company; and Cybersecurity for middle market companies.
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The Safe Harbor

For 15 years, the Safe Harbor Framework has provided a way for U.S. companies to comply with the EU Data Protection Directive.  Under the directive, transfers of personal data from the EU to a non-EU country are prohibited unless the receiving country can assure an adequate level of protection for the data.  While a number of countries do comply – among them Andorra, Argentina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and Uruguay – the United States does not.  The Safe Harbor Framework was developed by the United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission as a mechanism to address the EU law’s adequacy standard. U.S. businesses voluntarily participate in the Framework and thereby comply with its terms.
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