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After more than six months of speculation, the draft Investigatory Powers Bill (“IPB”) was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Theresa May. With the draft IPB (dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” by critics),...

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The European Union announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. to form a new data transfer agreement, following the CJEU’s invalidation of Safe Harbor. See our previous Safe Harbor blogs...

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The Article 29 Working Party released a statement outlining the implications of the court decision invalidating the US-EU Safe Harbor. For affected businesses, the three principal takeaways from the Working Party’s Statement are: No Grace...

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No More Safe Harbor: Don’t Panic (Yet)

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest legal authority in the European Union, struck down the European Commission’s 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement October 6, 2015 due to concerns that the framework does not sufficiently...

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In a non-binding opinion, a European Union Advocate General recommended to the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) that it find the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor program invalid. Advocate General Yves Bot’s recommendations included: Giving EU national data...

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Data Localization Audits Begin in Russia For Some

September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Companies collecting Russian citizens’ personal data are now subject to Russia’s data localization law and potentially face an audit by the Russian communications regulator, Roskomnadzor. The Russian government plans to audit 317 companies by the...

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