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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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DRIP Held to Be Unlawful in UK High Court

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Exactly a year after the UK Parliament approved the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (“DRIP”) the High Court of Justice has held that it is inconsistent with EU law. Nonetheless, the High...

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Over the past year, Russia has exerted increasing control over companies that do business on the Internet in Russia by passing into law a number of strict privacy bills, including a requirement for bloggers to...

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Earlier this month, the EU Working Party 29 published the results of a sweep conducted by 8 EU data protection authorities regarding the cookie use practices of approximately 500 sites. The 2011 EU e-Privacy Directive...

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The U.K.’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (“IPT”) found that a collection program the UK used for seven years was lacking in transparency and violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) until recent...

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The Global Network Initiative (“GNI”) recently released a report, “Data Beyond Borders: Mutual Legal Assistance in the Internet Age,”examining the current dysfunction in the existing Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (“MLAT”) process and making recommendations to...

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