International Privacy

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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In a decision with profound implications for the Internet economy, the European Court of Justice ruled that, for privacy reasons, search engines must sometimes alter search results on demand by removing links to material containing...

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A federal magistrate in the Southern District of New York required Microsoft to produce user data in a search warrant even though the data was stored in Dublin, Ireland. If affirmed by the district court...

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A number of EU Member States have expressed concern that the “one-stop-shop” enforcement system may strip them of their sovereignty over data protection issues that impact citizens within their Member States....

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Today the European Commission issued a broad-ranging warning to the U.S., calling on the country to “restore trust in EU-U.S. data flows.”  The Commission’s report explains that the EU is free to revoke its participation...

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The European Commission has established new rules and regulations that require Internet Service Providers and telecommunications providers to notify authorities of a security breach within 24 hours. If the reporting entity is unable to provide...

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On March 15, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, sent a comment letter to the European Parliament expressing his opposition to a number of the amendments suggested by Parliament lawmakers to the European Commission’s...

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In a formal opinion released publicly on March 14, the EU Article 29 Working party warned businesses in the mobile industry that they must comply with EU Data Protection laws, including the Data Protection Directive and Section...

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The Article 29 Working Party (an EU advisory body that includes representatives from each of the EU’s data protection authorities) has asked Google to delay implementation of the recently announced changes to its Privacy Policy...

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