Sophie Lignier

Sophie Lignier

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Brexit – Standards and Innovation: What’s Ahead?

This article is the second in an ongoing series of blog posts by Foley & Lardner LLP on the implications of the June 23, 2016 referendum decision in the United Kingdom (“UK”) to exit the European Union (“EU”). The first blog...more

8/16/2016 - Automotive Industry EU EU Single Market Free Movement Free Trade Agreements Innovation Intellectual Property Protection International Harmonization Research and Development TTIP UK UK Brexit WTO

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement Released

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission released the full text of the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that will govern the transfer of personal data between the European Union and the United States. The EU and U.S....more

3/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Surveillance U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Tentative Agreement on New “Privacy Shield” Framework for Transatlantic Data Flows Reached

On February 2, the United States and the European Commission reached tentative agreement on a new framework for the transfer of personal data between the European Union and the United States called the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield....more

2/4/2016 - Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) FTC International Data Transfers Ombudsman Personal Data Surveillance U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

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 (ECJ) 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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