Ulrich Wuermeling

Ulrich Wuermeling

Latham & Watkins LLP

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BREXIT – What does this mean for UK Data Protection law?

As the whole world now knows, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in its historic referendum on 23rd June by a vote of 51.9 percent in favour of “leave” to 48.1 in favour of “remain”. This blog focusses on how that...more

6/28/2016 - Binding Corporate Rules EEA EFTA EU Extraterritoriality Rules General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Member State Referendums Standard Contractual Clauses UK UK Brexit UK Data Protection Act

Privacy Shield is on its Way

On March 17, 2016, the Civil Liberties Committee convened to discuss whether the Privacy Shield framework that will replace Safe Harbor provides adequate protection to the data of EU citizens. A number of experts were...more

3/24/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Ombudsman Personal Data Standard Contractual Clauses Surveillance U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Proposal of EU-US Privacy Shield Leaves Businesses in State of Uncertainty

Earlier this week, the European Commission announced that a “political” agreement has been reached on a new framework for data flows from the EU to the US. The announcement highlights a few changes from the old Safe Harbor...more

2/5/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Binding Corporate Rules EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Ombudsman Personal Data Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Standard Contractual Clauses US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Political Agreement on European Data Protection Regulation

A political compromise has been reached on the new European Data Protection Regulation. On December 15, 2015, the negotiators in the so-called “informal trilogue” between the Council, the Parliament and the European...more

12/17/2015 - Biometric Information Consent EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Parental Consent Transparency

Final Negotiations on European Data Protection Regulation

Almost four years after the European Commission introduced their draft for a new European Data Protection Regulation, negotiators of the European Parliament and Council are close to agreeing on a compromise text, set for...more

12/14/2015 - Data Privacy Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission Personal Data

European Commission Defends Model Contracts

On November 6, the European Commission issued a comprehensive Communication on the consequences of the Schrems Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ). In the Communication, the Commission puts national...more

11/12/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU European Commission International Data Transfers Model Contracts

European Commission Pushes New Agreement with the US

On October 26, the European Commissioner Vera Jourová addressed the Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs to discuss the consequences of the Schrems Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European...more

10/28/2015 - EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner USA Freedom Act

German Data Protection Authorities: Hope for Model Contracts?

An early Position Paper of the German data protection authority of Schleswig-Holstein on the Schrems Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) gave little hope for practical alternatives to Safe Harbor. On...more

10/27/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Data Protection Authority EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Germany International Data Transfers Member State Model Contracts Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

European Data Protection Authorities Grant Grace Period Until End of January 2016

The so called Article 29 Working Party met on October 15, 2015 to discuss the consequences of the Schrems Judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). On October 16, 2015, the Working Party published a Statement...more

10/19/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Legislative Agendas Member State Model Contracts Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

European Court of Justice: Safe Harbor Decision Is Invalid!

On October 6, the European Court of Justice ruled that Decision 2000/520 of the European Commission, which stated that Safe Harbor-certified US companies provide adequate protection for personal data transferred to them from...more

10/7/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws EU Directive European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) FTC International Data Transfers Member State Model Contracts US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

European Court of Justice Advocate General Opinion: The End of Safe Harbor?

On September 23, the European Court of Justice heard the case which will determine whether US companies can rely on Safe Harbor as a measure to provide adequate privacy protection for personal data imported from the European...more

9/24/2015 - Department of Transportation (DOT) EU European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) FTC International Data Transfers Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Microsoft Stands Up in Court for European Privacy Rights?

A Stored Communications Act (SCA) search warrant case arising out of a New York federal narcotics trafficking investigation is being closely watched by EU data protection authorities, privacy advocates, multinational...more

9/10/2014 - Data Protection Electronically Stored Information EU EU Data Protection Laws Microsoft Popular Stored Communications Act

European Privacy Reform: Council Chooses Quality Over Speed

On March 4, 2014, a policy debate was held in the European Justice and Home Affairs Council concerning the planned General Data Protection Regulation. The debate focused on several issues related to Chapters I through V of...more

3/6/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Privacy Laws

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