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 January 9, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: cyber insurance, General Data Protection Regulation, Lloyds

Cyber Insurance Applications and Claims on the Rise in the UK

Cyber insurance applications and claims have soared in view of attacks and fears about fines under the General Data Protection Regulation, with Lloyds offering over 15 different types of cyber insurance policies. A 78 percent increase in claims on cyber policies between 2015 and 2016 means there is a growing amount of exposure for cyber threats […]

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Posted by Sequel on January 9, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: Council of Better Business Bureaus, data integrity, Data Protection Authorities, Direct Marketing Association, DOT, DPAs, EU, European Union, FTC, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, JAMS, onward transfer, privacy shield, Privacy Shield Principle, PrivacyTrust, TRUSTe, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, VeraSafe

Identifying Your Independent Recourse Mechanism for Privacy Shield Certification

A U.S. based organization that is subject to the enforcement authority of either the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) may join Privacy Shield by self-certifying its commitment to comply with the seven Privacy Shield Principles. The seventh Privacy Shield Principle—recourse, enforcement, and liability—requires that an organization seeking Privacy Shield […]

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Posted by Sequel on January 9, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation

UK Government to Fully Adopt GDPR in 2018

The UK government has announced it intends to ready themselves and their industry for a full implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Companies will need to be preparing for the effect of the exit sooner rather than later. Read more here.

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Posted by Sequel on October 19, 2016
Topic: blogs
Tags: Dell One Identity Solutions, European Union, GDPR, GDPR compliance, General Data Protection Regulation

A Call for Clients To Get Educated on GDPR

A new Dell One Identity Solutions study reveals more than 80 percent of businesses outside of the European Union say they know close to nothing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May of 2018. Only three percent of IT and business professionals actually have a working plan of action in […]

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Posted by Sequel on September 30, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: cyber defense, cyber security, Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, Financial Times, FTC

An Agnostic View on Cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken an agnostic view towards cyber security as of late. The FTC’s chairwoman Edith Ramirez has called for a “culture of security” whereby she encourages companies and start-ups to make the appropriate investment for security when they first conceive a product. However, there is a distinct disconnect between the […]

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