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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

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

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

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

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 Data Protection Regulation: Looming closer . . .

(LONDON) The draft of the new Data Protection Regulation, the first EU privacy law with highly serious teeth in the form of fines based on global turnover, continues to wend its way through various committees of the European...more

4/22/2013 - EU Data Protection Laws Proposed Legislation

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

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