Privacy & Cybersecurity Update

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stuart D. Levi

There were a number of important privacy developments in October. In the U.S., California furthered its standing as a leader in privacy legislation by enacting a new law that provides minors with the right to have their data deleted from a site. This so-called "right to be forgotten" goes into effect in January 2015 to provide companies with lead time to comply. In Europe, the EU clarified its requirement that sites provide notice of cookies, arguably strengthening this regulation. Finally, the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor for transborder data flow came under fire for providing inadequate protection for personal information.

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