Rohan Massey

Rohan Massey

McDermott Will & Emery

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Article 29 Working Party Defends BCR-P to European Institutions

On 12 June 2014, in a letter from the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party to the President of the European Parliament, the Working Party has defended, and urged the EU institutions to discuss, Binding Corporate Rules for...more

7/9/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

Article 29 Working Party Publishes Statement on the Risk-Based Approach to Data Protection

On May 30, 2014, the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted “Statement on the role of a risk-based approach in data protection legal frameworks” (WP281). The Working Party, made up of EU member...more

6/25/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection EU Proposed Regulation Risk Assessment Risk Management

New EU Consumer Contracts Legislation Comes Into Force on 13 June 2014: E-Commerce Businesses Should Review Terms and Conditions...

The new Directive No 2011/83/EU sets out a European framework for the minimum standards with which e-commerce businesses active in the EEA must comply when trading with consumers. The new laws apply to most distance selling...more

6/9/2014 - E-Commerce EEA EU Terms and Conditions

European IP Bulletin, Issue 110, May 2014

In This Issue: - CJEU Holds ISPs May be Ordered to Block Customer Access to Websites Infringing Copyright - European Trade Mark and Design Network Issues Common Communication On Black and White Marks -...more

5/8/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement EU Infringement Trademarks Websites

Take Action to Stop the Bleeding: Follow These Steps

“Heartbleed” has been all over the news, and companies have been scrambling to respond. What sounds like a nasty medical condition is actually a recently discovered flaw in popular encryption software called OpenSSL. It has...more

4/15/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach FTC Heartbleed Internet Privacy

In with the New, Part II: 2014 Privacy, Advertising and Digital Media Predictions

On the heels of 2014 predictions from the U.S.-based Of Digital Interest (ODI) editorial team, following are some predictions from our London-based editor, Rohan Massey...more

1/30/2014 - Advertising Digital Media EU Privacy Laws

Full Speed Ahead for EU Data Protection Reform

Data Protection Day 2014 (January 28) aims to raise awareness around what kind of data is collected about individuals, how it is used and why....more

1/29/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EU

European IP Bulletin - Issue 106

Copyright - ..Court of Appeal Confirms High Court Decision and Finds no Copyright Infringement in Software With Same Functionality: In SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1482 (21 November...more

12/16/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement EU Infringement Patents

Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Supports Reform

On December 4, 2013, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) endorsed the data protection reform package presented by the European Commission, strongly encouraging all relevant parties to adopt the reform...more

12/6/2013 - Data Protection EU Internet Privacy Laws

New EU Counterfeit Goods Regulation

On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more

1/28/2013 - Counterfeit Goods Regulation Counterfeiting Customs EU

UK Government Response to Common European Sales Law Proposal

After years of fierce negotiation, the European Commission published its controversial draft Regulation for a common European sales law (CESL) on 11 October 2011. The draft specifies that the adoption of the CESL will be...more

12/3/2012 - CESL

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