Carol Umhoefer

Carol Umhoefer

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Retailers Need To Prepare For The New EU Data Protection Regulation

By now, everyone has heard of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation that is expected to replace the current Data Protection Directive, which dates from 1995. The key innovative provisions in the Regulation will...more

2/16/2015 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission Fashion Industry Internet Retailers

FRANCE: Right To Be Forgotten – Application Of The Balancing Test Derived From The Google v. Costeja Case

In a December 2014 decision, a French judge ruling in injunctive proceedings gave a new and interesting illustration of how national judges may use the ECJ’s Costeja v. Google case, as well as the related guidelines adopted...more

2/13/2015 - Article 29 Working Group France Google Right to Be Forgotten Search Engines

Law À La Mode - Issue 15 – January 2015 (Global)

In This Issue: - Falling Foul Of China’s Trademark System: The Dangers Of International Trademark Applications In China - Retention Of Title: Protecting Your Business From Customer’s Insolvency - Fashion...more

2/10/2015 - Big Data China Commercial Leases EU EU Data Protection Laws Fashion Industry International Trademark Protection Internet Retailers Retailers Slogans Trademarks

“Toubon Law” 20 Years On: The Cyber Economy and France’s Law on the Mandatory Use of the French Language

In 1994, France implemented a law, known as the “Toubon Law” after France’s then-minister of Culture, Jacques Toubon, to preserve the French language, protect French consumers and promote French culture. At the time, the...more

2/2/2015 - France Internet Native Language

FRANCE: CNIL Adopts New “Compliance Pack” for the Insurance Sector

In November 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) issued a new “compliance pack” for the insurance sector, following consultations with trade associations. Written by Carol Umhoefer and Mathilde Hallé...more

1/31/2015 - CNIL Criminal Records Data Collection Data Protection France Insurance Industry Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws Social Security Numbers

French Data Protection Authority Audit of Open Access Internet and Wi-fi Hot Spots – CNIL Issues Recommendations

Open access internet and free WiFi are ubiquitous. For many denizens of the mobilesphere, especially in urban environments, telephone networks are relics. It’s therefore not surprising that the French Data Protection...more

1/9/2015 - CNIL France Internet Wifi

Consumer Data Protection In Online Retail: On Protecting Privacy in the EU, US and China

Online retail presents unparalleled opportunities for reaching new consumer markets and collecting consumer data. With such opportunities, however, come heightened regulatory scrutiny, compounded by high-profile consumer data...more

11/18/2014 - CalOPPA China Data Breach Data Collection EU Internet Retailers Popular Privacy Laws Retailers

FRANCE: What You Need to Know About the CNIL’s New Online Investigative Powers and Enforcement Goals

Earlier this year we reported on the new online investigative powers of the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”). Whereas before CNIL agents could only conduct on-site inspections, since March 2014 they are...more

11/18/2014 - CNIL Data Controller France Government Investigations

Law À La Mode - Issue 14 – October 2014 (Global)

In This Issue: - Understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive: An overview of the new Directive on Consumer Rights and its implementation in Belgium, France, Italy and the UK - Free Zones in the UAE: What do...more

10/27/2014 - Asia Data Protection Design Patent E-Commerce EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Fashion Design Fashion Industry Free Trade Zone Internet Retailers Patent Litigation Patents Privacy Laws Retail Market Retailers UK

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - October 2014 (Global)

BROADCASTING - France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more

10/3/2014 - Broadcasting Data Protection Entertainment Industry EU FIFA Gambling Gaming Internet Sports Television Broadcast Stations

The Global Anti-Corruption Perspective - Q3 2014

TOP 10 TIPS FOR COUNTERING SMALL BRIBES - The issue of so-called facilitation payment’ and other small bribes is a thorn in the side of many international businesses. Not only is it difficult to do business in many...more

9/25/2014 - Best Management Practices Bribery Corporate Social Responsibility Distributors Due Diligence EU Data Protection Laws Facilitation Payments FCPA Internal Controls Multinationals Third-Party Liability

How EU data protection laws impact cross-border FCPA investigations

EU data protection laws apply to "personal data" in the broadest sense. For instance, a business email sent by an employee from the office constitutes "personal data" as long as the email directly or indirectly identifies an...more

9/25/2014 - Corporate Counsel Cross-Border EU EU Data Protection Laws FCPA Investigations

EU Law on Cookies

DLA Piper has published an updated summary of the way in which the law relating to cookies has been implemented across the EU. This guide is particularly relevant as a cookies sweep day is planned to take place in the...more

9/10/2014 - Cookies Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Internet Right to Be Forgotten

France: CNIL to begin cookies enforcement in October

Starting in October, France’s Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) will verify compliance with its December 2013 Recommendation on the use of cookies and tracking technologies....more

9/4/2014 - CNIL Cookies Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Right to Be Forgotten

FRANCE: Orange receives a public warning from the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) following a security breach in a...

The CNIL’s decision provides useful guidance on security measures that the CNIL considers must be taken by data controllers. Earlier this year, Orange discovered that the database of one of its sub-subcontractors had...more

9/3/2014 - CNIL Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Controller Guidance Update Popular Subcontractors

France’s Data Protection Authority unveils its inspection targets for 2014

The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) has announced its 2014 inspection targets, with the goal of reaching 550 inspections for the year. Last year, the CNIL carried out 414 inspections. Capitalizing on a...more

5/15/2014 - CNIL Data Collection Inspections Online Payments Personally Identifiable Information

Privacy By Design? Fashion Flair Transforms Wearable Technologies

The year 2014 is being hailed as the year of wearable technologies. Wearables captured significant attention at January’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and hundreds of new products are expected to be...more

4/25/2014 - Data Protection Fashion Design Fitbit Google Glass Intel Privacy Concerns Technology

Law À La Mode - Issue 13 - April 2014

In This Issue: - PRIVACY BY DESIGN? FASHION FLAIR TRANSFORMS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES: The rise of the wearables – and the data protection challenges they bring - EFFECTIVELY DELIVERING IT SERVICES IN THE RETAIL...more

4/11/2014 - Advertising Brand Copyright Counterfeiting Data Protection EU Fashion Industry Patent Litigation Patents Technology Trademarks

FRANCE: The CNIL adopts new rules on whistleblowing, simplifying significantly hotline implementation in France

In a decision published on February 11, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has for the first time adopted truly sweeping changes to its Single Authorization No. 004 on Whistleblowing....more

2/26/2014 - CNIL Cybersecurity Data Protection EU Hotlines Whistleblowers

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

10/11/2013 - Arbitration Australia Brand Child Labor Copyright Cosmetics Data Protection Design Patent DOL Fashion Industry Imports International Arbitration Modeling Patents Privacy Laws Retailers UK Unpaid Interns

Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook: Second Edition

The handbook offers a quick overview of those aspects of data protection law that have the most practical significance to businesses, including: - International data transfer restrictions - Security...more

6/10/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection International Data Transfers Personally Identifiable Information Predictive Coding

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