Data Protection and Privacy

EU-US Privacy Shield: an end to uncertainty?

EU-US Privacy Shield: an end to uncertainty?

The European Commission has formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield; however will this provide legal certainty for transatlantic data transfers?

19 July 2016

No ‘online platform’ EU regulation (for now), but general e-commerce rules will apply

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016
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Red Tape | Data breach notifications

Recent cybersecurity regulatory developments in the EU, Hong Kong & Australia relating to mandatory data breach notification laws.

14 June 2016
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European Parliament publishes new General Data Protection Regulation – new law will become enforceable on 25 May 2018

The European Parliament and the European Council published the new General Data Protection Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union.

09 May 2016
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European Commission findings on geo-blocking in EU e-commerce sector – implications for businesses

European Commission finds widespread geo-blocking practices in the EU e-commerce sector. We discuss the story so far and what businesses can expect.

21 April 2016
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The Digital Single Market Strategy – what comes next?

We consider EU legislative developments resulting from the Digital Single Market Strategy, and possible implications for businesses.

21 April 2016
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No competition issues raised by companies’ use of big data, according to Competition Commissioner

Margrethe Vestager draws distinction between role of competition law and data protection regulation.

21 January 2016
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Employers can monitor private messages, ECHR rules

Employment partner Hilary O’Connor shares her insight with Personnel Today on the ECHR’s ruling that could give employers the right to read personal emails.

14 January 2016
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EU Regulation on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes effective as of 9 January 2016

Remember to implement link to ODR platform – EU Regulation on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes effective as of 9 January 2016.

08 January 2016
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European Commission publishes Work Programme for 2016

The European Commission’s 2016 Work Programme continues with the priorities outlined last year.

05 November 2015
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Data protection and data transfer from the EU to US: Safe Harbor agreements ruled invalid

Safe Harbor agreements and personal data transfers: King & Wood Mallesons report

15 October 2015
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ECJ declares US-EU Safe Harbor decision invalid

Companies, such as Facebook or Google, can no longer base the transfer of personal data to servers in the US on the so called “Safe Harbor Decision” of...

07 October 2015

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