Work Area: Data transfers

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

Former GE engineer sentenced over turbine technology theft scheme

A US district court in Albany, New York, has sentenced a former General Electric engineer to prison for conspiring to steal information about the company’s turbine technology for Chinese state entities.

04 January 2023

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

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

Reuters: US Commerce Department investigating Huawei

22 July 2022

Tycoon targets investigations consultancy over alleged data violations

A Singapore resident has sued intelligence provider S-RM over its provision of reports to Morgan Stanley and other clients that allegedly contained unsubstantiated claims of corruption and fraud and may have involved illegal international data transfers.

21 January 2022

GIR Live Hong Kong: New Chinese data law hampering internal investigations

Featured in Investigator’s Guide to Hong Kong

“We’ve been facing a lot more pressure from the targets of investigations,” said a Hong Kong-based lawyer.

09 December 2021

Ireland slaps WhatsApp with GDPR fine over data processing arrangements

Ireland’s privacy watchdog fined WhatsApp €225 million, the second largest GDPR penalty to date after Luxembourg’s €746 million fine to US online retailer Amazon in July.

03 September 2021

DOJ staff struggling to deal with weight of foreign evidence requests

The international affairs office of the DOJ’s criminal division says that it doesn’t have enough resources to deal with its backlog of mutual legal assistance cases.

23 July 2021

Microsoft executive calls out DOJ’s “overuse” of secrecy orders

A Microsoft executive raised concerns to US lawmakers about the DOJ’s “shocking” overuse of secrecy orders to quietly obtain data from Americans during even routine criminal investigations.

01 July 2021

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