Work Area: Data privacy

Challenges for internal investigations in post-Covid China

Debevoise & Plimpton partners Kara Brockmeyer and Gareth Hughes, counsel Philip Rohlik and legal consultant Eva Niu consider approaches to post-Covid internal investigations in China and offer practical tips on how to manage the new landscape.

14 March 2023

In-house lawyers call out SEC’s law firm subpoena

The Association of Corporate Counsel warned that in-house lawyers could “face a barrage of subpoenas from all sides” if a court forces Covington & Burling to hand information about its business clients to the US securities regulator.

22 February 2023

Trade union letters detailing SFO culture issues to remain secret

The UK’s data commissioner has rebuffed GIR’s effort to obtain correspondence that helped an independent reviewer conclude there had been a historic “culture of distrust” at the Serious Fraud Office.

14 February 2023

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

First CLOUD Act agreement to accelerate prosecutors’ access to data, documents

Government investigators are now able to request information directly from communication service providers, including major tech companies

07 December 2022

DOJ, SEC officials build out expectations on company ephemeral messaging rules

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Justice Department and SEC officials want companies under investigation to present the rules they have in place for employees’ usage of such messaging platforms.

30 November 2022

Systems and controls rules key to FCA personal messaging probes

The UK’s financial regulator will focus on potential breaches of systems and controls rules if it takes enforcement action against banks over the use of personal messaging apps to conduct business, lawyers say.

01 November 2022

Google agrees resolution with DOJ over data loss

Google has signed a “first-of-its-kind” agreement with the Justice Department over the loss of responsive data while the parties litigated the reach of a 2016 search warrant.

26 October 2022

EU court finds historic AMF data gathering breached privacy laws

The European Union’s highest court ruled that the French market regulator’s historic practice of gathering electronic communications data for market abuse probes without a warrant was unlawful.

06 October 2022

DFS fines Carnival cruise company over cybersecurity failures

27 June 2022

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