Posted by fgilbert on July 12th, 2019

Facebook might be required to pay a $5 billion dollar fine to the Federal Trade Commission, as a settlement of the investigation of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, according to a report published by Bloomberg Law. Customarily, these settlements are published for consultation, and become final several weeks or months later.

Posted by fgilbert on April 15th, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), codified as Cal. Civ. Code §1798.100 et seq,is California’s current attempt at regulating the collection and use of personal information of California residents. The statute has numerous similarities with the GDPR – the EU General Data Protection Regulation – especially those provisions of the GDPR that define […]

Posted by fgilbert on February 27th, 2019

On February 27, 2019, the operators of the video social networking app Musical.ly, now known as Tik Tok agreed to pay a $5.7 million fine to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that the company illegally collected personal information from children.[1]This amount is the largest one ever obtained by the FTC in a children’s […]

Posted by fgilbert on December 16th, 2018

GDPR and blockchain do not coexist easily. GDPR attempts to ensure that personal data is retained for as short a period as possible, give in- dividuals control over their personal data, and allow easy modifica- tion, correction or erasure at any time at the individual’s request. Blockchain is intended to serve as an immutable ledger, […]

Posted by fgilbert on November 26th, 2018

By Paola Zeni, Francoise Gilbert, Max Calehuff Paola Zeni is the senior director of global privacy at Palo Alto Networks. Francoise Gilbert is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig LLP where she focuses her practice on US and global data privacy and cybersecurity. gilbertf@gtlaw.com Maxwell Calehuff is an attorney in the Cybersecurity and Privacy Group of […]

Posted by fgilbert on August 2nd, 2018

An article published by Francoise Gilbert in collaboration with the Greenberg Traurig Insurance Department. Summer 2018 Magazine Reprint

Posted by fgilbert on April 2nd, 2018

Extensive presentation by Francoise at a Bay Pay event.  

Posted by fgilbert on February 21st, 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulations – or GDPR – goes into effect in 90 days, on May 25, 2018.  With such a name, it would be easy to conclude that the law governs only the activities of businesses established in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), and that those established elsewhere […]

Posted by fgilbert on August 12th, 2016

Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 6, 2016, Concerning Measures for a High Common Level of Security of Network and Information Systems across the Union Network and Information (“NIS Directive” or “Directive”), entered into force in August 2016, outlines plans for establishing a base level of network and […]

Posted by fgilbert on July 14th, 2016

Since October 2015, when the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the Safe Harbor Agreement, numerous US and EU companies have struggled to provide a legal basis to the transfer of personal information across the Atlantic. On July 12, representatives of the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce signed the “EU-US […]