Published by Al Saikali

In three months, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), one of the strictest privacy laws in the world, will go into effect.  It will apply to companies that collect or process personal data of EU residents, regardless of whether the company is physically located in the EU.  Companies that violate the law will be penalized up to 4% of their annual worldwide revenue for the preceding financial year or 20,000,000 EUR, whichever is greater.  Is your organization ready?

Shook’s Privacy and Data Security Team regularly counsels multinational companies to comply with international privacy laws like the GDPR.  In an effort to help in-house lawyers understand whether the GDPR applies to their organizations and how to minimize its risks, we have prepared a webinar that provides tips on developing a GDPR compliance program.  The webinar is on-demand and complimentary.  Check it out here, and feel free to leave comments.

 

Does your company collect biometric information?  Are you not entirely sure what “biometric information” means?  Would you like to understand the differences between the different state biometric privacy laws?  Do you want to know why more than 50 companies were hit with class action lawsuits within a period of three months as a result of their biometric privacy practices?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then check out this complimentary, on-demand webinar on Biometric Privacy prepared by Shook’s Privacy and Data Security team.  Then feel free to get in touch with any of the members of our Biometric Privacy Task Force (contact information at the end of the webinar).  Feel free to leave comments below.