Privacy & Cybersecurity: Developments We're Watching For in 2019

January 31, 2019

The year 2018 was significant for developments related to privacy and cybersecurity law and policy. Many of these developments – concerns about facial recognition technology, massive data breaches, increased cybersecurity threats, biometric data captured by wearable devices and, of course, the Internet of Things – pose real legal challenges to government regulators and courts.

In this summary, Dechert’s Privacy & Cybersecurity group highlights the data privacy, cybersecurity and competition issues of interest to our clients that we have been following and will continue to watch as 2019 unfolds. Please contact our practice group leader, Timothy Blank, with any questions.

We intend to report on developments in these and other areas of interest as the year progresses. For more information about Dechert’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice or to suggest other topics or areas of interest for future reports, you can contact our practice group leader, Timothy Blank.

The principal author of this report was Vernon Francis. The following Dechert lawyers also contributed to this report:

  • Ben Barnett
  • Alec Burnside
  • Marjolein De Backer
  • Olaf Fasshauer
  • Paul Kavanagh
  • Gregory Luib
  • Jennifer McGrandle
  • Sophie Montagne
  • Joshua Rawson
  • Madeleine White
  • Jeremy Zucker

You can also download a PDF version of Privacy & Cybersecurity: Developments We're Watching For in 2019.

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