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In seiner heute ergangenen Entscheidung (C-362/14) erklärt der EuGH, die Safe Harbor-Grundsätze bei der Datenübermittlung ins EU-Ausland seien für die nationalen Bundesdatenschutzbehörden unverbindlich. Die in der Praxis weit...more
In a decision that is sure to have wide implications for over 4,500 US companies doing business in Europe, the European Court of Justice has just ruled that the 15 year-old data sharing arrangement known as “Safe Harbor”...more
Your social media content is not only susceptible to hacking; it’s also susceptible to disclosure requests from civil litigants (see our Sept. 14 blog post for more details) and even prosecutors without your consent if they...more
In our recent update, we reported that the Advocate General (“AG”) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), the highest court in the EU, gave an opinion that “safe harbor” should be declared invalid and that...more
As a reaction to recent disclosures and revelations about the data collection and surveillance by the US government, the Safe Harbor permitting the transfer of personal information from the EU to the US is under attack, and...more
It’s 12:43 in the morning, and you have had a tough day at work. You are tired, thinking slowly, and feeling a little anxious that you should already be in bed to catch some rest before a 6 a.m. wake-up call. And then you get...more
A major UK newspaper recently reported that Facebook is cited in one third of divorce filings. Facebook and other social media provide a treasure trove of information, from geo-tagging locations to proving connections between...more
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will issue its decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Case C-362/14, which may invalidate the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The Safe Harbor Framework...more
Following up on our last post from last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), moving at almost breakneck speed, has announced that it will be deciding the legal status of the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework on...more
Employees’ social media activities often play a key role in workplace investigations.
For example, an employee may complain that a coworker sent a harassing Facebook message or posted something offensive on Twitter...more
One of today's challenges faced by franchisors and franchise systems is negative remarks posted online by a customer, ex-employee, or even a dissatisfied franchisee. Negative comments appear in sites created specifically to...more
In a landmark decision that threatens to undo the process by which American companies handle personal data flowing from the European Union, the Advocate General (AG) of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued an advisory...more
A settled SEC enforcement action describes an alleged interesting social media fraud. Two defendants that reside in India were alleged to have been behind the fraud.
According to the SEC the scheme was an online...more
Tale of the tape. The Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which requires video service providers to destroy personally identifiable information after a specified time, doesn’t provide a private right of action for plaintiffs...more
Pursuant to European Commission Decision 2000/520, United States–based companies may freely process the personal data of European Union citizens, provided that those companies adhere to the principles and frequently asked...more
The digital advertising industry is under attack; ad blocking technologies (and their inclusion on Apple platforms) are expected to have a significant impact on revenues within the industry. However, it is websites with...more
We will be following up our post last week regarding the latest US-EU Safe Harbor decision out of Europe with further analysis both from the Mintz Privacy team and our international network of privacy specialists. Our...more
Social media has become an integral part of our society, and now it's playing a big role in our industry, too. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is harnessing the power of Facebook and Twitter not only to create...more
The EU-US Safe Harbor Program, facilitating the exchange of personal data between the EU and the US, has been in the limelight in recent years as it is facing challenges that may shake the very core of its existence. In...more
The 1995 EU Privacy Directive 95/46/EC provides that personal data of say, employees, to third countries, like the United States, may only be done with employee consent and only where the U.S. has ensured an adequate level of...more
Following a private challenge by an Austrian law student to the storage by Facebook of his personal data on servers located in the United States, the EU Advocate General (the “Advocate General”) has filed an advisory opinion...more
In a non-binding but persuasive opinion provided to the European Court of Justice, the Advocate General argued that (1) member state data protection authorities should be free to suspend data flows under the EU-US Safe Harbor...more
In an important case involving Facebook, and instigated by an Austrian student in response to the Snowden revelations about US security agency access to mass data, the Advocate General (“AG”) to the Court of Justice of the...more
On September 23, 2015, Advocate General Yves Bot delivered an opinion on the issue of the transfer of personal data from Facebook Ireland to Facebook USA, in light of the generalized access the National Security Agency (NSA)...more
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