Today, the Italian and the Albanian Data Protection Authorities issued a press release announcing their cooperation on privacy protections when personal data are processed by call centers located in Albania. ...more
By now, everyone has heard of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation that is expected to replace the current Data Protection Directive, which dates from 1995. The key innovative provisions in the Regulation will...more
On the third anniversary of the EU Commission’s proposed new data protection regime, the UK ICO has published its thoughts on where the new regime stands. The message is mixed: progress in some areas but nothing definitive,...more
OMB Receives Final Rule Permitting Disclosure To NICS --According to reginfo.gov, the White House Office of Management and Budget received a final rule from HHS that would modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule to expressly permit...more
In This Issue:
- Falling Foul Of China’s Trademark System: The Dangers Of International Trademark Applications In China
- Retention Of Title: Protecting Your Business From Customer’s Insolvency
Mr Giovanni Buttarelli, the newly appointed European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”), spoke earlier this week at a seminar in Brussels on antitrust, privacy and big data.
After having explored the conceptual...more
When small and mid-size companies start expanding their apps or web presence into Europe, they need to start thinking about EU data protection laws. It’s tempting to take a look at what one or two of the “big guys” do about...more
On November 26st, 2014, the EU Article 29 Working Party (the "Working Party") issued a "Working Document Setting Forth a Co-Operation Procedure for Issuing Common Opinions on ‘Contractual Clauses’ Considered as compliant with...more
EC Commissioner Oettinger makes noteworthy comments during a conference in Munich regarding the pending EU Data Protection Reform.
In 2012, the European Commission (EC) proposed a major reform to...more
After the Italian term, the Latvian Prime Minister, Mrs. Laimdota Straujuma, took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Prime Minister, during the debate before the European Parliament,...more
The European Data Protection Supervisor published ‘Guidelines on data protection in EU financial services regulation’ (Guidelines) to be used as a “practical toolkit for ensuring that EU data protection rules are integrated...more
The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) released a Working Document setting forth a co-operation procedure for issuing common opinions on “Contractual clauses” considered as compliant with the EC Model...more
In October 2013, we reported on the move towards a ‘One Stop Shop’ (OSS) approach to EU Data Protection.
The OSS principle aims to create consistency for international organisations to process personal data in multiple...more
In 2014, regulators around the globe issued guidelines, legislation and penalties in an effort to enhance security and control within the ever-shifting field of privacy and data protection. The Federal Trade Commission...more
One of the issues that manufacturers/distributors are paying more attention to is their document retention policies. Things get complicated, however, when a corporation has operations outside of the United States. It is not...more
Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead...more
The German Federal Court of Justice (GFCJ) was scheduled to judge, on October 28, 2014, whether dynamic IP addresses are "personal data" as defined in Article 2 of the EC Data Protection Directive, and if so, under which...more
In this issue:
- SEC Sets October 2015 Target Date for Certain Dodd-Frank and JOBS Act Rulemaking
- FINRA Issues Notice on TRACE Trade Reporting Obligations
- NFA Issues Guidance on Exempt and Excluded...more
On 5 November 2014, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), together with Germany’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Andrea Voßhoff, held a panel discussion in respect of the state of play and...more
On November 25, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published guidelines on data protection in EU financial services regulation.
The EDPS aims to ensure that the EU institutions and bodies are aware of data...more
Search stripped? European regulators have several beefs with Google—the digital giant has been accused of tax avoidance and violations of data protection laws—but right now they’re focused on whether the company, which...more
Anders Ansip, Vice-President designate for Digital Single Market, has suggested that the suspension of the Safe Harbor Regime should not be ruled out if agreement cannot be reached with the U.S. Government as to how the...more
Law firms and clients that are caught unaware of changes to international data protection legislation risk heavy fines.
New laws, fines and increased enforcement activity mean that staying on top of data protection...more
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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