Sophie Lignier

Sophie Lignier

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Europe's Highest Court Invalidates EU - U.S. Safe Harbor Data Sharing Agreement

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice — Europe’s highest court — invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement and framework that has permitted more than 4,000 companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S....more

10/7/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Privacy Data Protection Authority Data Security EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice Facebook International Data Transfers NSA Personal Data Prior Express Consent PRISM Program SCC Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Commission Tightens Rules of Exemption Under the EU De Minimis Safe Harbor

On June 25, 2014, the European Commission (Commission) adopted revised rules on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition (the so-called “De Minimis Notice”) and providing a safe harbor from...more

8/7/2014 - De Minimus Quantity Exemption EU European Commission Safe Harbors TFEU

EU Commission Announces New European Technology Licensing Rules

The European Union adopted on March 21, 2014, revised competition rules for the transfer of technology covering certain categories of agreements for licensing of patents, know-how and software copyrights. The EU reaffirmed...more

3/26/2014 - EU European Commission Licensing Rules Technology

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