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EU data protection laws apply to "personal data" in the broadest sense. For instance, a business email sent by an employee from the office constitutes "personal data" as long as the email directly or indirectly identifies an...more
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On September 19, 2014, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers followed up on comments he and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss made last week concerning the prospects for cybersecurity...more
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On Friday 12 September 2014, an additional set of EU sanctions measures entered into force against the Russian Federation.
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Welcome to the most recent Asia Pacific edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News, our biannual publication designed to report on worldwide developments in IP and technology law, offering perspectives, analysis and...more
On September 17, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered its judgment in high-profile case C-7/13 upon request for a preliminary ruling in the proceedings Skandia America Corp. (USA), filial Sverige vs....more
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The US and EU take coordinated action to broaden and align their Russia-related sanctions — which may evolve further depending on Ukraine peace plan progress.
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