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(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
(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
If you are the CEO of Google, Facebook, Verizon, Comcast, Exxon or Boeing, don’t read this. You have a team of lawyers working for you who have already spent hours analyzing President Obama’s Cybersecurity executive order...more
The White House warned yesterday that hackers and “hacktivist” groups have the intent and capability to target U.S. companies and steal confidential data. A new executive strategy explains that the threat of corporate...more
Full text copy of "U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE," the House Committee on Intelligence report that found “the risks associated with [Chinese telecom companies]...more
North American marketers take note: Canada is set to finalize one of the toughest anti-spam laws in the world. Canada had fallen behind when it came to introducing anti-spam legislation, but it is now making up for lost...more
In This Issue:
- Insider’s View - The Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care
- Round Two: Congress Reacts to the SCOTUS ACA Ruling
- Developments in Energy
- Down the Back Stretch - Appropriations Bills Continue to...more
EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg will testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. The Act authorizes Government surveillance of international communications, including the private...more
Senator Rand Paul (R – Kentucky) opposes changes to the US-Swiss tax treaty that would effectively allow the US government more access to tax information connected to Swiss bank accounts of US citizens. Senator Paul stresses...more
It has been more than two years since the review of the EU data protection framework officially started. Despite several announcements from the European Commission (“Commission”) and growing expectations from the business...more
On September 15, 2011, the Obama administration renewed its calls for comprehensive data privacy legislation which would establish basic online data protection guidelines. These policy statements were made during a hearing...more
After a much-publicized initial rejection by the Swiss lower house of parliament of an IRS-UBS deal in which the Swiss bank agreed to forward details of 4,450 of its American depositors suspected of tax evasion, the lawmakers...more
Last year, the IRS and Switzerland’s UBS Bank hammered out a deal where UBS agreed to disclose names of 4,450 American depositors suspected of stashing the cash in their UBS accounts to avoid paying taxes, against Swiss...more
Legal assistant Fang Jingxiao in the firm's Beijing office provided valuable assistance on this article.
The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) does not possess a comprehensive legal framework to regulate the use and...more
Against the backdrop of widely reported data breaches, and with the September 2009 federal election drawing close, the German Parliament has voted for significant changes to existing data protection laws, including new...more
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