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First Post-Safe Harbor Fines Issued

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the first time since the Safe Harbor was invalided by the European Court of Justice in October 2015 (see related blogs here, here, and here), an EU regulator has issued fines to three companies...

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For anyone who has been tracking the trials and tribulations of the invalidation of the Safe Harbor agreement, followed by the down-to-the-wire negotiations of the Safe Harbor replacement (the ironically denoted “Privacy Shield”), it probably...

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Details Released

March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following an initial agreement made in early February 2016, the European Commission has published texts that will constitute the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.” The new agreement, if approved and implemented, will provide a new option for legal...

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Businesses celebrating a Safe Harbor replacement have been dealt a sobering gut punch from Brussels: in April 2016, the European Union data protection authorities (“DPAs”) may reject not only the recently announced “EU-US Privacy Shield”...

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European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, and the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourová, announced that after “tough” negotiations, the United States and the European Union have agreed upon a new framework for transatlantic...

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New EU Privacy Rules: Top 10 Highlights

December 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is here, following approval by a key European Parliamentary committee on December 17, 2015. Here are some highlights: Vast expansion of scope Worldwide application. The GDPR applies...

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