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Popular Reads: On Google, the EU, and the Right to be Forgotten

A recap of most popular writings on the recent European Court Ruling that Google must allow citizens the right to be forgotten....more

EU Data Protection Reform – Interview with Susan Foster, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney and Solicitor Susan Foster, Member of Mintz Levin's Corporate & Securities Practice, discusses the proposed changes to the EU’s data protection and privacy rules. ...more

Flaming Worms, Stuxnets et autres Cyber Menaces – La Réponse de l’Union Européenne

Les médias n’ont de cesse de se faire l’écho d’attaques de botnet à l’assaut de Spamhaus, de flaming worms voleurs d’informations stratégiques au Moyen-Orient ou des dommages causés par Stuxnet, l’arme fatale capable de...more

Law Mandates CalPERS/CalSTRS Support For Shareholder Resolutions Supporting Religious Minorities

In 1999, the legislature enacted SB 105 (Burton) which obligates CalPERS and CalSTRS to support, whenever feasible, shareholder resolutions at domestic and international corporations in which those funds have invested that...more

What Standard must be Met for and Emailed Contract to be Considered Valid

A new ruling that could affect how Phoenix law offices advise their clients on contract law is currently in the news. In September, an Arizona appellate court advised that a trial court needed to determine what constitutes...more

Cross-Border Data Privacy and Security Best Practices: India [Video]

Indian Webinar Series Cross-Border Data Privacy and Security Best Practices As companies become more global, with operations, employees and customers across multiple jurisdictions and with greater reliance than ever on...more

Cross-Border Data Privacy and Security Best Practices: India

Indian Webinar Series Cross-Border Data Privacy and Security Best Practices As companies become more global, with operations, employees and customers across multiple jurisdictions and with greater reliance than ever on...more

In-House Counsel: The Top 6 Risks (Part II of II)

In Part II on In-House Counsel, I examine the field of enforcement risks facing in-house counsel and outline my Top 6 Risks. The challenges facing in-house counsel are significant and growing. It is important to try and...more

Data Anonymization Consultation in the UK: Facilitating Big Data

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released a draft Code of Practice on Data Anonymisation. The UK ICO will be conducting a consultation on the draft Code until August 23, 2012....more

China Business Series: Personal Data Protection

Foreign companies doing business in China should consider adopting safeguards to protect employee personal data to reduce the risk of unauthorized disclosure or claims of infringement of privacy. This advisory is one...more

Why every company needs a geolocation policy

No matter how big or small your company currently might be, your company needs a geolocation policy that takes human rights into account if you are either: - gathering or storing data that personally identifies your...more

China’s Online Data Privacy Rules Coming into Effect; Other Recent Data Privacy Developments in China

China, like many jurisdictions, continues to grapple with the issue of whether and how to protect personal information in light of new technologies and services designed to collect and use personal information in new and...more

Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation What Companies Need to Know

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

Europe Ups the Ante on Data Privacy

Last Wednesday, the European Commission unveiled the changes to its data privacy laws. If the changes are adopted, companies will deal with a single, national data-protection authority in the EU country in which they have...more

Changes To EU Data Protection Directive Will Likely Impact U.S.-Based Companies

Planned changes to the European Union's Data Protection Directive (EU Directive), some of which are directed at non-EU companies, may significantly impact how U.S.-based entities that interact with EU consumers can collect,...more

Confidentiality in the BVI and Cayman Islands

The issue of confidentiality in offshore financial centres is high on the agenda in the financial press. Whether it is banking secrecy or the disclosure requirements governing the establishment of offshore companies and...more

What is a Non-disclosure Agreement?

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is an agreement between (at least) two parties, where one is the provider of the information that is to be protected and another is the receiver of the information. The non-disclosure...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Order Overruling the U.S. Trustee's Confirmation Objection

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

In re Balas & Morales (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Ruling Holding DOMA Unconstitutional

Series of court filings from In re Balas & Morales, the California case in which twenty bankruptcy judges jointly signed an opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional to the extent it...more

Legal Requirements for Document Management in Europe

The publication is designed to offer simple and short descriptions of the legal requirements which have to be observed in major European countries when documents are stored electronically for long term archiving purposes. It...more

Data protection: How To Seal The Deal

Ann Bevitt of Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP examines the data protection issues facing both sellers and buyers during the course of a business or share sale. The recent introduction of fines of up to £500,000 for serious...more

Oh, Data, Where Art Thou? Security, Politics & the Bottom Line

The ability to convert capital expenditures to operating expenses, tax considerations and other cost-savings benefits are sending businesses to the cloud with glee, the legal profession lagging behind but getting the hint....more

Data Protection Regulator for Germany's Schleswig-Holstein Calls for European Review of FTC's Safe-Harbor Program

An earlier Alert, "German Privacy Regulators Issue Decision on Data Protection and Safe-Harbor Self-Certification of US Companies," analyzed the Düsseldorfer Kreis decision that appeared to undermine the US Department of...more

German Privacy Regulators Issue Decision on Data Protection and Safe-Harbor Self-Certification of US Companies

A recent decision of German regulators may make compliance with privacy protections more challenging for US businesses doing business in Germany. Germany operates a regional system of data privacy regulation where each Länder...more

LEGISLATIVE ALERT! Newly Proposed Federal Online Privacy Law

LEGISLATIVE ALERT! Proposed Federal Online Privacy Law will change compliance requirements for website disclosures and opt in requirements. ...more

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