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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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Within the next three months the European Commission (EC) hopes to conclude negotiations forming a new safe harbor framework with the U.S. We’ve previously written about events surrounding the invalidation of the previous Safe Harbor...

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