International Privacy

Safe Harbor 2.0? “Close” But Not There Yet

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vera Jourová, the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, briefed the European Parliament on the status of a new Safe Harbor deal being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Jourová indicated the parties...

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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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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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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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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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“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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