Data Protection and Privacy

EU-US Privacy Shield: an end to uncertainty?

Data Protection

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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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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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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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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Financial loss not required for compensation claims under the Data Protection Act

The Court of Appeal ruled that the tracking of Internet behaviour through web browsers can constitute a breach of data protection legislation.

18 May 2015
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A Chief Data Officer is not a Data Protection Officer!

The message is clear: as data becomes increasingly valuable, data protection is becoming increasingly important.

18 February 2015
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Update on the General Data Protection Regulation

An update on why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is important.

24 April 2014
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