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Like most reading this article, we have been very busy over the last couple of years preparing our clients for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In advising companies that range from start-ups to...

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The CLOUD Act has been enacted, effectively mooting the closely watched United States v. Microsoft case and marking a watershed moment in federal and international surveillance law. The Act codifies mechanisms for both US and...

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This post has been updated to reflect that the WP29 has since released updated guidance. In our recent blog post on the Article 29 Working Party’s draft guidance on the GDPR’s breach notification requirements, we...

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This post has been updated to reflect that the WP29 has since released updated guidance. Most companies handling personal data of EU residents know that the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will impose mandatory data...

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What happens when a foreign law enforcement agency seeks information from a U.S.-based communications service provider in order to obtain evidence in an investigation? U.S.-based companies often must consider whether and how to respond to...

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When an elusive defendant disappeared from Canada amid a trade secrets case, a Canadian trial court, finding itself out of options, turned to Google to try to enforce its orders. The court issued an injunction...

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What to Know About the Swiss-U.S Privacy Shield

January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United States and Switzerland have finalized a Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that is nearly identical to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The Swiss Shield codifies the requirements of Article 6 of the Swiss Federal Act...

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The Moscow City Court upheld an enforcement request made by Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications and media compliance watchdog, to blacklist LinkedIn. Without any hearing of evidence or findings of fact, LinkedIn was declared to be in...

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In one of the most important decisions of the summer, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the U.S. government could not compel Microsoft to disclose user data stored exclusively in its Dublin, Ireland...

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The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is official. This post explains what Privacy Shield is, what it requires, what has changed since the first version proposed in February 2016, how to join, and the benefits of joining...

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