blogging beyond

We have a lot of opinions and ideas—and we are not shy about sharing them. Here, you will find fresh content from the Sequel team and guest bloggers about the latest legal, Internet, technology and market developments and trends. Have an idea for a future topic to be addressed and discussed in our blog? Please contact us at info@sequeltechlaw.com with your idea.

Posted by Sequel on October 30, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Achieved Compliance, European Union, Fortune 500, GDPR, GDPR compliance, GDPR compliance technology, General Data Protection Regulation, Paul Hastings LLP

Technology for GDPR Compliance Will Cost Top U.S. Firms $1 Million

A new survey conducted by Paul Hastings LLP provides a serious reminder that the cost associated with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is staggering, and that to be ready to comply when the regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018, U.S. companies must act now. U.S. firms in the Fortune 500 will spend an […]

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Posted by Sequel on October 19, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, accountability, Achieved Compliance, APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules, Brussels, CBPR, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Citibank, Commissioners' Conference, consumer protection authorities, data governance, data privacy, data protection, Data Protection Authorities, data protection law, data protection officer, data transfers, Digital Citizen and Consumer Working Group, European Commission, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, Hong Kong, International Association of Privacy Professionals, international enforcement, personal data, Privacy, regulators, Stephen Kai-yi Wong

Sequel Affiliate Participates in the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong

Last month, Achieved Compliance attended the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong. Stephen Kai-yi Wong, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, hosted the event, which was attended by over 3,000 data protection authorities, privacy professionals, industry representatives and non-governmental organizations. The Commissioners’ Conference convenes annually and offers one of the […]

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Posted by Sequel on October 11, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Achieved Compliance, data protection, Data Security, Decusoft, European Commission, European Union, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Trade Commission Act, FTC, FTC Act, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Md7, personal data, Privacy, privacy shield, Privacy Shield Principles, Tru Communication, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announces Settlement of First Privacy Shield Enforcement Action

On September 8, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced settlement of its first enforcement action involving the terms of the Privacy Shield. Three companies – Decusoft, LLC, Tru Communication, Inc., and Md7, LLC were alleged to have violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) by falsely claiming that they were certified to the […]

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Posted by Sequel on September 27, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Allied, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co., common vulnerabilities or exposures, CVEs, data breach, data protection, Data Security, Federal Trade Commission, General Data Protection Regulation, Nationwide, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Personal Information, SMEs, third party vendor software

State Attorneys General $5.5 Million Fine Signals the Critical Importance of Data Security

On August 9, 2017, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (“Nationwide”) settled with attorneys general from 32 states for $5.5 million, in a case involving a 2012 data breach that exposed the personal information of over 1.2 million individuals. The settlement was the result of a multistate investigation into the circumstances surrounding the breach, and involved Nationwide’s failure […]

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Posted by Sequel on September 6, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Achieved Compliance, APEC, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Privacy Framework, data protection, Department of Commerce, European Commission, European Union, General Data Protection Regulation, legal transfer of data, personal data, privacy impact assessments, privacy shield, recourse mechanisms, Safe Harbor, Sequel, Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, Switzerland, transparency, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Sequel Affiliate is Approved for Privacy Shield: an Essential Step for Doing Business in the EU

Achieved Compliance is pleased to announce that it has been approved to participate in the EU-U.S. “Privacy Shield” program. The Privacy Shield provides companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. The Privacy Shield updates […]

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