Rohan Massey

Rohan Massey

McDermott Will & Emery

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Privacy and Data Protection: 2014 Year in Review

In 2014, regulators around the globe issued guidelines, legislation and penalties in an effort to enhance security and control within the ever-shifting field of privacy and data protection. The Federal Trade Commission...more

12/11/2014 - Africa Anti-Spam Legislation Canada China Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC Latin America Legislative Agendas

International News: Focus on Compliance

In This Issue - Welcome to the final issue of International News for 2014. As regulatory oversight of companies—from Sarbanes Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery...more

12/3/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers China COMESA Compliance Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank EU FCPA Germany Internal Investigations Non-Compete Agreements Sarbanes-Oxley Tax Evasion UK Bribery Act

ECJ Rules on Digitization of Library Collections

Technische Universität Darmstadt v. Eugen Ulmer KG - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on the meaning of an exception contained in the European Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC), permitting the provision of...more

11/24/2014 - Books Copyright Educational Institutions EU European Court of Justice Libraries

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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