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As we reported in our client alert on January 23, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued a Decision on Reinforcing the Protection of Network Information on December 28, 2012. To implement this...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
On February 27, 2013, the European Article 29 Working Party (a group comprising representatives from all of the data protection authorities of the EU Member States, referred to in this articles as “WP29”) issued an Opinion on...more
On March 14, 2013, the European data protection regulators (the Article 29 Working Party, or WP) issued a 30-page opinion addressing how mobile apps should comply with EU data protection law (the Opinion). The main focus of...more
The Internet is widely used by organizations and individuals to communicate and conduct business globally. Courts are recognizing that traditional methods of serving pleadings and documents may not be sufficient when it comes...more
China is taking notice of the growing focus on data privacy and protection issues by taking two significant steps toward clarifying the country’s approach to protecting personal information. Most recently, China issued the...more
The strategy announced on February 20, 2013, should serve as both a wake-up call from the government and an offer of assistance. Given the losses that can arise from competitors’ purposeful theft of trade secrets, entities...more
On January 24, 2013, the UK Data Protection Watchdog — the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) — fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited £250,000 (about $400,000) for its alleged failure to implement...more
The State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) issued a Notice on Relevant Issues Concerning Imposing Electronic Barcoding on Imported Drugs (“Notice”) on January 29, 2013 with immediate effect. Pursuant to the Notice,...more
On 24 January 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) served Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (“Sony”) with a monetary penalty of £250,000 following a serious breach of data security...more
On December 28, 2012, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPC”), China’s legislature, weighed in on the subject of data privacy with its promulgation of the Decision on Reinforcing the Protection of...more
On Dec. 28, 2012, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress enacted a 12-article Decision on Strengthening Online Information Protection (the “Decision”), without public consultation and after just one...more
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
China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, closed out 2012 with the approval of rules to enhance the protection of online personal information....more
Until recently, Canada was the only G8 country without specific anti-spam legislation. Canada’s new anti-spam legislation Bill C-28, commonly referred to as Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), is set to go into effect...more
November 2, 2012, Letter from ARTHUR L. GLEASON, JR., President & CEO of Kentucky Lottery Corporation to US Senator Mitch McConnell re: Draft Reid - Kyl Bill Regulating Interstate iPoker and Proscribing other forms of...more
So, what can Canada do to become a leader in e-commerce? Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology would like to offer some suggestions for how the Government can help and Industry...more
On 25 January 2012, the European Commission published a proposed new data protection framework for the E.U. The new framework, unlike the current one, is to provide a consistent and harmonised set of rules for all 27 E.U....more
In this issue:
*Member states to evaluate chemicals published in first list of substances under REACH Regulation
*EU restricts the use of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in...more
The EU data protection regime is subject to comprehensive reform plans aimed at strengthening individuals' rights and creating uniformity on data protection rules in all EU member states.1 On January 25, 2012, the EU...more
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
Originally publisHed in E-Commerce Law & Policy in UK this article analyses the meaning of consent in the EU as it relates to processing of personal data....more
The Federal Trade Commission announced on May 25, 2011 that it is considering updting and reissing its Online Avertising Guide known as "Dot Com Disclosures" issued in 2000 to provide guidance to businesses about how FTC law...more
Under EU law, where a consumer purchases goods or services online or via mail order, the consumer has at least seven working days to cancel that purchase without penalty by notifying the seller. A recent judgment of the...more
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