One of the major purposes of the Regulation is to ensure a consistent application of data protection law throughout the EU, not only to provide a high level of data protection but also to guarantee legal certainty for businesses when handling personal data. This has presented legislators with one of their biggest challenges: how to maintain the existing network of … Continue Reading
The Regulation will have a significant impact on service providers/vendors (i.e. data “processors”) and organisations that engage them because:
- The Regulation imposes a number of detailed obligations and restrictions directly on processors, unlike the current Directive that only applies to data controllers
- A processor will be fully liable for the actions of any sub-processor that it uses
On 1 April 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be responsible for or complicit in malicious cyber-enabled activities constituting a significant threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States.