The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - Edition 3

Alan Charles Raul
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  • Alan Charles Raul
  • Sidley Austin LLP

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Transatlantic data protection tensions continue to characterise the privacy world in 2016. However, there have been more than enough actual substantive developments in the US, EU and the rest of the world to provide much to talk about beyond the EU’s persistent concerns regarding the US government and private sector. Information law and digital policy privacy is currently so dynamic that it is difficult to predict future trends and key focal points for next year’s global regulators and enforcers.

Given the extent of policy development around the world, and the fact that many objectives for protecting the privacy and security of personal data are shared by most democratic countries, the world could benefit from greater international discussion and coordination at the ministerial level. Currently, privacy regulators and data protection authorities have relatively narrow mandates, and do not necessarily hold the institutional competence to address broad questions of social welfare, economic growth and technological innovation. They also do not hold responsibility for national security or law enforcement matters.

As more and more devices are connected to the internet, and as sensors, data analytics and complex algorithms about human behaviour become even more ubiquitous than they are today, a global digital dialogue could be increasingly imperative, or at least valuable.

About the Editor

Alan Raul is the founder and lead global coordinator of Sidley Austin LLP’s highly ranked privacy, data security and information law practice. He represents companies on federal, state and international privacy issues, including global data protection and compliance programmes, data breaches, cybersecurity, consumer protection issues and internet law. Mr Raul’s practice involves litigation and acting as counsel in consumer class actions and data breaches, as well as FTC, state attorney general, Department of Justice and other government investigations, enforcement actions and regulation. Mr Raul provides clients with perspective gained from extensive government service. He previously served as vice chair of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, general counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, general counsel of the US Department of Agriculture and associate counsel to the President. He currently serves as a member of the Data Security, Privacy & Intellectual Property Litigation Advisory Committee of the US Chamber Litigation Center (affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce). Mr Raul has also served on the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, by appointment of the ABA President, and currently remains an ex officio member. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr Raul holds degrees from Harvard College, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School.


The publisher acknowledges and thanks the following for their learned assistance throughout the preparation of this book:

Global Overview (Preface)

  • Alan Charles Raul
  • Sidley Austin LLP

EU Overview

  • William RM Long, Géraldine Scali, Francesca Blythe and Alan Charles Raul
  • Sidley Austin LLP

APEC Overview

  • Catherine Valerio Barrad, Ellyce R Cooper and Alan Charles Raul
  • Sidley Austin LLP


  • Michael Morris
  • Allens


  • Steven De Schrijver and Thomas Daenens
  • Astrea


  • Daniel Pitanga Bastos de Souza and Bruno Granzotto Giusto
  • Siqueira Castro – Advogados


  • Shaun Brown
  • nNovation LLP


  • Marissa (Xiao) Dong
  • Jun He Law Offices


  • Dominique de Combles de Nayves & Pierre Guillot
  • Dunaud Clarenc Combles & Associés


  • Jens-Marwin Koch
  • Winheller Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Hong Kong

  • Yuet Ming Tham
  • Sidley Austin LLP


  • Tamás Gödölle
  • Bogsch & Partners Law Firm


  • Aditi Subramaniam
  • Subramaniam & Associates


  • Andreas Carney and Anne-Marie Bohan
  • Matheson


  • Daniele Vecchi and Melissa Marchese
  • Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners


  • Tomoki Ishiara
  • Sidley Austin Nishikawa Foreign Law Joint Enterprise


  • Kwang Bae Park and Ju Bong Jang
  • Lee & Ko


  • Shanthi Kandiah
  • SK Chambers


  • César G Cruz-Ayala and Diego Acosta-Chin
  • Santamarina y Steta, SC


  • Tomasz Koryzma, Marcin Lewoszewski, Agnieszka Besiekierska and Adriana Zdanowicz–Leśniak
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Greszta i Sawicki sp.k


  • Magda Cocco, Inês Antas de Barros and Sofia de Vasconcelos Casimiro
  • Vieira de Almeida & Associados, SP RL


  • Elena Kukushkina, Georgy Mzhavanadze and Vadim Perevalov
  • Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited


  • Yuet Ming Tham
  • Sidley Austin LLP


  • Leticia López-Lapuente and Reyes Bermejo Bosch
  • Uría Menéndez Abogados, SLP


  • Jürg Schneider and Monique Sturny
  • Walder Wyss Ltd.


  • Gönenç Gürkaynak and Ílay Yılmaz
  • ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

United Kingdom

  • William RM Long, Géraldine Scali and Francesca Blythe
  • Sidley Austin LLP


  • Alan Charles Raul, Tasha D Manoranjan and Vivek K Mohan
  • Sidley Austin LLP

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