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On the First Day of Privacy, the EU Gave to Santa……

Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead...more

12/10/2014 - Article 29 Working Group EU EU Data Protection Laws

EU sets sights on Google.com search results

(LONDON) The highly influential Article 29 Working Party, composed in part of representatives of the EU’s national data protection offices, has announced that the right to be forgotten applies to .com as well as...more

12/1/2014 - EU Google gTLD Popular Right to Be Forgotten Search Engines

Google, the House of Lords and the timing of the EU Data Protection Regulation

In the Google Spain “Right to be Forgotten” case, the ECJ held that Google must remove links to a newspaper article containing properly published information about a Spanish individual on the basis that the information is no...more

8/20/2014 - Data Protection ECJ EU EU Data Protection Laws Google Popular Right to Be Forgotten

Honing in on the new rules for the transfer of personal data outside of the EEA

Although no major legislative milestones for the EU Data Protection Regulation have occurred since March 2014 (see status update here), there has been some progress over the late spring and early summer of 2014. One key item...more

7/24/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

No news doesn’t mean it’s gone away: Timing Update for the EU Data Protection Regulation

With no major legislative milestones since the March 2014 EU Parliamentary vote endorsing the LIBE draft of the new Data Protection Legislation, observers from outside the EU might understandably wonder whether the...more

7/24/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

My company isn’t a search engine. Why should I care about Google Spain?

(LONDON) Google – along with the rest of us – is still considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s May 13, 2014 decision that Google must remove links to a newspaper article containing properly published...more

5/23/2014 - Data Protection EU Google Internet Privacy Policy Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines

The latest thinking from Europe (while we are waiting for the Regulation)

(LONDON) Privacy practitioners from the US and Europe gathered in London on April 30 and May 1 to discuss current thinking about privacy policy, regulation and compliance at the IAPP’s European Data Protection Intensive...more

5/2/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws UK UK Data Protection Act

New Draft Processor to Sub-processor Model Clauses (Art. 29 Working Party)

(LONDON) The Art. 29 Working Party, a key advisory body to the EU Commission, recently proposed draft model clauses to cover the transfer of personal data from EEA data processors to non-EEA sub-processors....more

4/9/2014 - Data Protection EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws

New Timeline for Adoption of Definitive EU Data Protection Regulation

(LONDON) The European Commission announced yesterday that it is working towards a revised timeline for the adoption of a definitive Data Protection Regulation by the end of 2014. While Commissioner Viviane Reding’s...more

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

On the 9th Day of Privacy, the European Union Gave to Me . . .

. . . a delayed delivery notice for the biggest package of the holiday season! (LONDON) Major changes are on the way in Europe that will have a significant impact on companies anywhere in the world that collect or...more

12/19/2013 - Data Collection Data Protection EU Privacy Laws

European Commission Proposes New Ground Rules for US Safe Harbor

(LONDON) The European Commission, which has the authority to make changes to the US Safe Harbor program, has published a paper titled “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” that sets out the changes that the Commission would...more

11/29/2013 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission NSA Personally Identifiable Information Safe Harbors Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Key EU Parliament Committee Endorses Revised Draft of Data Protection Regulation

(LONDON) As widely expected, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted today in favor of a revised, even tougher draft of the Data Protection Regulation that will (if...more

10/23/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Collection Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws LIBE Personally Identifiable Information

Should we worry about Safe Harbor being suspended because of the NSA’s PRISM Program?

(LONDON) Various data protection power players have called for the suspension or curtailment of the US Safe Harbor program ever since the Snowden revelations that the US NSA has required large internet service providers such...more

10/21/2013 - EU FTC Internet Service Providers NSA PRISM Safe Harbors

European Union Antitrust Law and License Agreements: Proposed changes to the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation...

SaChanges afoot - European antitrust law (often referred to as competition law) has tried for several decades to balance patent rights (which, until EU-wide patent rights are implemented, remain inherently...more

7/11/2013 - Antitrust Provisions Competition Contract Interpretation EU License Agreements Patent Ownership Patents Safe Harbors Technology Transfer Agreements

EU Data Protection Regulation: and the horizon recedes again . . .

(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more

5/13/2013 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

EU versus Google: A test case for the viability of a global data protection policy?

(LONDON) The EU has escalated its existing investigation of Google’s global privacy policy, a policy covering all of Google’s services that was introduced by Google last year. Up until April 3, the French data protection...more

4/5/2013 - Data Protection EU Google Investigations Privacy Policy

Latest EU Proposal Will Force More Companies to Disclose Data Breaches

(LONDON) The European Commission recently published a draft “Cybersecurity Directive” which aims to increase the level of preparedness across the EU to deal with threats to network and information security. The Directive...more

2/11/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements EU EU Cybersecurity Directives EU Data Protection Laws European Commission Information Sharing

The View from London: European Parliament Publishes Proposal for Revised Draft of EU Data Protection Regulation

The European Parliament recently published a report on the European Commission’s draft of a new EU Data Protection Regulation. The report, which includes the European Parliament’s proposal for a revised draft of the...more

1/10/2013 - Consent Data Collection Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission Privacy Policy

From Brussels: The New EU Data Protection Regulation — Will they or won’t they? And if so, when?

Sometimes the most interesting things that emerge from conferences are whispered across the aisle just after a presentation or debated by attendees off-site over a glass or two of wine....more

11/19/2012 - Data Protection EU European Commission

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