International

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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After threatening to move the effective date of its new data localization law from September 1, 2016 to January 1, 2015, Russia settled on a more reasonable, albeit accelerated, timeline. At the end of December,...

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released guidance on Section 8 of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which will go into effect on January 15, 2015. CASL has been described as “the toughest anti-spam law...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 12:30-1:30 pm EST Presenters: Ken Dreifach and Mason Weisz For our final webinar in our Boot Camp series, Ken Dreifach and Mason Weisz will provide an analysis of the key current business and...

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“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” If you’ve ever had to rely on that time-honored principle, you might understand the thinking behind the EU cross-border data transfer restrictions that can stop international deals in...

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Last week, Hold Security, a Milwaukee information security firm, announced that a Russian cyber gang, dubbed “CyberVor”, nabbed over 4.5 billion user records. Of these records, Hold Security estimates that 1.2 billion usernames and passwords,...

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The UK Parliament approved emergency legislation known as the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (“DRIP”) on Thursday, July 17th, making significant amendments to the existing surveillance and data retention regime in the...

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In an attempt to modernize regulation of online gambling in the EU, the European Commission has formally adopted a recommendation to EU member states, urging them to legislate new consumer protections, including restrictions on the...

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