Data Privacy Trouble Surrounding Google Street View Cars Presents Lesson for Smaller Companies
(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
Google is a part of so many facets of our lives, and the amount of data they have access to on each and every one of us is troubling if you think too hard about it. But’s something just about everyone’s grown accustomed to....more
Differing local privacy and data protection laws, especially in the EU, have increasingly challenged U.S. cloud providers seeking to move and store data across the globe. New guidance and public statements by the United...more
The unintended capture of personal data by Google Street View has resulted in a German Data Commissioner imposing a $189,000 fine on Google this Monday. As anyone who has used Google Maps at the street view level knows,...more
Are social media companies based in the United States subject to European data privacy laws? Two recent judicial decisions – one in France and the other in Germany – arrived at different answers. The Civil Court of Paris held...more
Following the lead of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), which already released its draft report (see our prior blog), 20 February, the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and...more
Why do you need to act urgently even if you feel your data handling is compliant?
If you are a US headquartered company do you need to bother with these new EU laws and significant changes proposed?...more
Everyone is talking about cybersecurity. Articles appear almost daily regarding significant cybersecurity events. And over the past two years, the drumbeat for action on the issue of cybersecurity and the protection of the...more
On 7 February, the European Commission (EC) published an EU Cyber Security Strategy encompassing a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS Directive). The aim of the Strategy and NIS Directive is to...more
(LONDON) The European Commission recently published a draft “Cybersecurity Directive” which aims to increase the level of preparedness across the EU to deal with threats to network and information security. The Directive...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
On Jan. 10, 2013, Jan Philipp Albrecht, the European Parliament’s Rapporteur, presented his report on the European Commission’s proposals for a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With his recommendations, data...more
Originally published in "Privacy & Security Law Report" January 21, 2013.
One year ago (Jan. 25, 2012), the European Commission published its proposal to reform the European Union’s (EU) legal framework for data...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
The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) adopted – on 6 June 2012 – a Working Document 02/2012 (WP195), which describes the conditions for Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for data processors or Binding Safe Processor Rules (BSPRs)....more
Transfers of personal data outside the European Union are strictly regulated by the European Data Protection Directive. In today's globalized world, it has become increasingly challenging for companies to comply with the...more
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