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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Steps to Consider to Achieve Compliance by May 2018

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a uniform regulation aimed at protecting customer and employee personal information, becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018. The regulation will be implemented and applied in all 28...more

Social Links: Proposed legislation to outlaw “catfishing” & protect young Web users; blockchain technology’s impact on marketing

The government in Indonesia has warned the world’s biggest social media providers that they risk being banned in that country if they don’t block pornography and other content deemed obscene....more

US Court Shields Google from Canadian Court Order in Search Delisting Dispute

by Dechert LLP on

In Google LLC v. Equustek Solutions Inc.,1 a United States district court enjoined the enforcement of an order by the Supreme Court of Canada that directed Google to remove content from Google search results. The Canadian...more

California Court Holds That Orders Demanding Global De-indexing Threaten Free Speech

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a lower court order ordering Google to de-index a website from its global search results. In its decision, the Canadian high court rejected Google’s arguments that such an...more

California Court Enjoins Canadian Court’s Global De-listing Order to Google as Contrary to CDA

In a decision that sets up a potential international comity showdown, a California district court granted Google’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement in the U.S. of a Canadian court order that...more

European General Data Protection Regulation: GDPR Compliance for U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved by the European Union (EU) in 2016 and replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. Enforcement begins May 25, 2018 – including the application of heavy...more

UK Government Sets Forth Approach for GDPR

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

With its “Statement of Intent” published on 7 August 2017, the UK Government has taken the first step in the process of cementing the General Data Protection Regulation into UK law. In the statement, entitled “A New Data...more

GDPR Applies to US Firms

The European Data Protection Regulation is to come into force on 25 May 2018 (the “GDPR”). It introduces many far-reaching changes in data processing, including the possibility of the supervision authority to impose high...more

GDPR Update: Rights of the data subjects (Dutch)

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Monthly update AVGB: Rights of the parties involved: (erasure, limitation, objection and automated decision making) Introduction - Following our previous updates regarding the rights of those involved, we treat the...more

GDPR Update: Rights of the data subjects (erasure, restriction, object and automated individual decision-making)

by Dentons on

Following up on our previous updates with respect to the rights of the data subjects, in this seventh newsletter we discuss the remaining rights of the data subjects: erasure, restriction, object and automated individual...more

The European General Data Protection Regulation in the Dutch workplace

by Dentons on

The European General Data Protection Regulation (the 'Regulation') will take effect on 25 May 2018. The Regulation will replace the current European Data Protection Directive of 1995. The Dutch Data Protection Act (locally...more

What Employers Need to Know about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR” or the “Regulation”), a new regulation that will replace the European Union’s (“EU”) current data privacy standard. As a...more

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2017"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss the Congressional vote to repeal the FCC Privacy Rule, new cybersecurity developments from the Trump administration and the FTC's new guidance to companies on...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 23 | March 2017

by Jones Day on

On January 20, 2017, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued the "Guidelines for Employers to Appropriately Manage Their Employees' Working Hours" ("Guidelines"). While the Guidelines basically follow the...more

Court Confirms Right to Be Forgotten Is Not Absolute

by McGuireWoods LLP on

It has been less than three years since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided that people have the right to have incorrect information about them removed from online search engine results. However, this...more

Strengthening international ties – Can support increased convergence of privacy regimes

by Hogan Lovells on

The internet has become today’s global trade route, and personal data is one of its major currencies. The growth in the digital economy is impressive. One study found that economic activity taking place over the internet is...more

Indonesian Electronic Information and Transactions Law Amended

by White & Case LLP on

Law No. 19 of 2016 on the Amendment to Law No. 11 of 2008 on Electronic Information and Transactions ("Amendment") took effect on 25 November 2016. Aiming to accommodate recent developments in the electronic information and...more

French Digital Republic Law Expands Rights of Users and Regulators (Law No. 2016-321 of 7 October 2016)

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 7 October 2016, the president of the French Republic promulgated the Law for a Digital Republic. This promulgation closes the legislative process commenced in December 2015, which itself was preceded by a public...more

France adopts Law for a Digital Republic: key data provisions are a jump-start on the GDPR

by DLA Piper on

France’s Law for a Digital Republic, under discussion for more than a year, has at last been published. Some key provisions of the law, published in early October, are immediately effective and anticipate the GDPR’s...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 9: Rights...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? EU data protection law provides data subjects with a wide array of rights that can be enforced against organisations that process personal data. These rights may limit the...more

WilmerHale Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Blog - Comparison of Requirements Under the Privacy Shield/Safe Harbor Principles

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Notice Requirements - The Privacy Shield notice requirements are more specific and detailed than what was required by the Safe Harbor regime. Safe Harbor required a privacy policy to provide information on data...more

European Parliament Passes Landmark Data Protection Regulation

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its companion, Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities. The GDPR is a comprehensive regulation...more

The 2016 EU Data Protection Legislation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In April 2016, the European Union adopted new legislation on data protection. The part relevant to private enterprises (EU Regulation 2016/679) is known as the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR.” The GDPR is subject...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - June 2016 #3

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Startup spending guide: When freebies will do - Startups can benefit from free services to make their websites more efficient and user-friendly. See these...more

Data Transfer Without Safe Harbors

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

European privacy law is a bold new world for U.S. businesses doing business in Europe. An October Court of Justice ruling struck down the Safe Harbor arrangement which had governed E.U.-U.S. data transfer transactions for...more

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