Privacy Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2016

By Allison Grande (December 24, 2015, 8:38 PM EST) -- Privacy issues will grab the spotlight in both the U.S. and European Union in 2016, with attorneys keeping their eye on high-stakes negotiations to replace a popular trans-Atlantic data-transfer mechanism as well as legislation that will ramp up companies' data protection and cybersecurity obligations on both sides of the Atlantic.

The last weeks of 2015 were marked with several major developments on the privacy front, including EU officials finally reaching an agreement on a new general data protection regulation after nearly four years of debate and U.S. lawmakers squeezing cybersecurity information-sharing legislation into an omnibus spending bill.

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