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Ninth Amendment to German Act Against Restraints of Competition to Take Effect Soon

by Morgan Lewis on

Key changes triggered by the amendment relate to a company’s liability for cartel infringements, the introduction of a transaction value test into merger control, private enforcement through the implementation of the EU...more

French Companies Must Show Duty of Care for Human and Environmental Rights

by Morgan Lewis on

After the Constitutional Court rendered its recent decision on the law regarding the duty of care of parent companies and ordering companies, the rule has finally entered into force—but is it much ado about nothing?...more

Court confirms that IP addresses are personal data in some cases

by White & Case LLP on

The Court of Justice of the European Union has held that IP addresses are "personal data" in certain circumstances. This decision is significant because it means that the collection and further processing of IP addresses may...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 22

BROKER-DEALER FINRA - Issues Guidance With Respect to Stop Orders and Volatile Market Conditions - On May 26, FINRA issued guidance encouraging firms to review their policies with respect to the use of stop orders...more

French Class Action Law Has Less Impact Than Expected

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Since the entry into force on 1 October 2014 of the provisions of the “Hamon” law of 17 March 2014, which introduced class actions into French law in relation to consumer and competition law matters, only six class actions...more

How to Obtain EU Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) Approval

by Bryan Cave on

The following provides background concerning the approved Binding Corporate Rules ("BCR") procedure. BCRs are in-kind privacy rules and standards that allow multinational groups of companies to transfer personal data within...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of January 24, 2016

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: - Last-minute change to privacy bill adds tension to US-EU negotiations - Privacy law is easy for companies to overlook until a problem arises, and even more so...more

International Data Privacy: How to Navigate the Challenges

by White & Case LLP on

Hardly a day goes by when the news doesn't include some privacy-related story or scandal. To name just a few recent examples, we've seen: ..Highly publicized losses of customer credit card data by household-name...more

How to Conduct a Data Inventory

by Bryan Cave on

Knowing the type of data that you collect, where it is being held, with whom it is being shared, and how it is being transferred is a central component of most data privacy and data security programs. The process of answering...more

Cybersecurity Risks: Directors and Officers Should Stop, Collaborate and Listen

The risks associated with cyber-attacks and data breaches are growing in Canada and internationally and the costs associated with an organization preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from such an incident can...more

MEPs Agree to Europe’s First-Ever EU Cybersecurity Law

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On December 7th, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers provisionally agreed to the text of the long awaited network and information security directive also...more

Weltimmo v Hungarian DPA: Landmark Verdict on the Meaning of “Established”

by Locke Lord LLP on

In the case of Weltimmo s.r.o. v Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down a landmark judgment in October 2015 on data protection legislation, tackling...more

The End of the Safe Harbor Framework – and the Threat to Model Clauses and BCRs

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

Earlier last week, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the Safe Harbor framework between the United States and the European Union -- effective immediately. This decision significantly disrupts the flow of data...more

Cyber risk: Why cyber security is important - We live in an increasingly networked world, from personal banking to government...

by White & Case LLP on

Cyber risk is now firmly at the top of the international agenda as high-profile breaches raise fears that hack attacks and other security failures could endanger the global economy. The Global Risks 2015 report,...more

Financial Services Regulation: Exchange – International Newsletter - Issue 26 – May 2015

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper’s Financial Services International Regulatory team welcomes you to the twenty-sixth edition of ‘Exchange – International’ – an international newsletter designed to keep you informed of regulatory developments in the...more

CFIUS Report Reflects Continued Need to Plan for Government Scrutiny of Cross-border Transactions

by BakerHostetler on

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently reported its 2013 activities, confirming the continuation of its heightened review and investigation of certain foreign direct investments in U.S....more

Supreme Court Asked to Clarify the Reach of U.S. Antitrust Laws to Foreign Conduct

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On March 16, 2015, AU Optronics Corporation America Inc. (AU Optronics) and Motorola Mobility LLC separately asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) and the extent to which...more

You are What You Sell

I. Who Are You? (And, do you really want to know?) II. You Are What You … (If I think about a pizza all day long do I become a pizza?) A. Reading B. Hearing C. Thinking D. Measuring (Or, Standardized test scores as a...more

Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation What Companies Need to Know

by Francoise Gilbert on

A review and analysis of the proposed EU Data Protection Reform: the General Data Protection Regulation and the Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive. ...more

Joint Venture In Japan: "What to Look For in Due Diligence"

by Naoko Shatz on

This article highlights(i) Japan's Personal Information Protection Act; and (ii) Japan’s Labor and Employment Laws....more

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - Much Expectation yet No Law in Sight for Kenya

by David Opijah on

Geographical Indications is a subject that has gained a lot of prominence in the recent times, particularly within the World Trade Organization (WTO). This article looks at what is happening in Kenya in regard to this...more

Simple NDA and Non-Compete

by Bambi Faivre Walters, PC on

Is someone going to create a website for you? Are you talking with a manufacturer to make your product? How much work are sending out and how can you protect your business? this simple non-disclosure (NDA) provides insight...more

Japan: Personal Information Privacy Update

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Japan’s Law Concerning the Protection of Personal Information (the “Law”) came into effect for private sector businesses in April 2005. The Law provides only a broad outline for the Japanese privacy regime, the details...more

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