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 August 23, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Boomerang Video, customer information, cyberattacks, data protection, Data Security, England, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, ICO, personal data, Personal Information, Privacy, SMEs, UK Information Commissioner's Office

UK Authority Warns Small Companies: “Data Protection Laws Apply to You” Fining an SME £60,000 for Failing To Take Basic Steps

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office sent a clear signal last month that it is paying close attention to the data protection measures taken by small and medium sized companies. In a statement published June 27, 2017 titled “Warning to SMEs as firm hit by cyber attack fined £60,000” (i.e. about $80,000 U.S.), the ICO announced […]

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Posted by Sequel on July 19, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Achieved Compliance, data governance, data management program, data practices, data protection, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, Paula Bruening, PrivacyMinder, Sequel Technology & IP Law

Sequel Announces PrivacyMinder™ Platform

I am pleased to announce the launch of PrivacyMinder™, a new tool Sequel Technology & IP Law is offering to help you comply with data protection laws. PrivacyMinder brings together our deep experience in client counseling with the benefits of easy-to-use technology, a suite of educational videos, and a robust template database. PrivacyMinder is specially […]

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Posted by Sequel on June 16, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: California, competition laws, Connecticut, damages, data management, data practices, Delaware, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon Attorney General, Pennsylvania, personal data, Personal Information, Privacy, privacy policy, unfair trade practice, Utah

You Are Making Promises in Your Privacy Policy – False or Misleading Statements Can Lead to the Payment of Damages

A new privacy law signed last month is a reminder that data protection and privacy are not just issues for companies who must comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the United States, regulators at the state level are turning their attention to companies who collect and use personal information – and […]

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Posted by Sequel on March 13, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: data breaches, data protection, ICO, Information Commissioner's Office, Personal Information

ICO Adding 200 New Staff Solely for Enforcement Efforts

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will soon be expanding their staff of 300 by adding 200 more lawyers, policy advisors, analysts, and investigators solely for enforcement efforts. They will be strictly enforcing new data protection laws aimed at curtailing the mishandling of consumers’ personal information. The ICO will have the ability to impose large […]

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Posted by Sequel on January 30, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Donald J. Trump, personal data, Privacy Act, privacy shield

Privacy Shield is Safe, for Now

On January 25, 2017, U.S. President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” One specific provision in the order has caused some concern among privacy professionals: the provision, titled “Privacy Act,” reads as follows: Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law, ensure […]

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