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EUROPE: European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling for Improvement of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On May 25, 2016, the European Parliament (EP) passed a non-binding resolution calling for the European Commission (EC) to reopen negotiations with the United States in order to improve perceived “deficiencies” in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The resolution requested improvements beyond the agreement reached between U.S. and EU negotiators in February. On February 29, 2016, …

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European General Data Protection Regulation Adopted! Are you ready?

Today, 14 April 2016, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation will have a considerable impact on all organisations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also on organisations based outside of Europe providing services to the European market. The GDPR is expected to be …

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EUROPE: The Applicability Of EU Data Protection Laws To Non-EU Businesses

By Carol Umhoefer (Carol.Umhoefer@dlapiper.com) and Caroline Chancé (Caroline.Chance@dlapiper.com). This article first appeared in E-Commerce Law and Policy – volume 18 issue 03 (March 2016). On 16 December 2015, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“WP29”) updated their Opinion 8/2010[1] on applicable law in light of the landmark decision Costeja v. Google[2] rendered by the …

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ANALYSIS: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PRIVACY SHIELD AND THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

DLA Piper Shared Insights at Bloomberg Law’s 2016 Outlook on Privacy and Data Security in Washington DC On February 3rd, the day after announcement of the US-EU Privacy Shield provisional agreement, DLA Piper’s Carol Umhoefer, Jim Halpert and Giangi Olivi discussed EU data protection developments at Bloomberg Law’s 2016 Outlook on Privacy and Data Security, …

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2016 – Main trends on Cybersecurity

While many are not yet aware of the full breadth of the cybercrime phenomenon (cybercrime globally generates more revenues and is more profitable than drug trafficking!), there is a general consensus about the fact that certain breaches cannot be avoided. With a proliferation of connected devices operated remotely and a more pervasive use of data, …

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Happy Data Protection Day!

To mark International Data Protection Day 2016 we would like to share with you some exciting new projects we have been working on to help you and your organisation prepare for what is expected to be an interesting year for data protection, privacy and security. Everything you need to know about the EU Data Protection …

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FTC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dutch Authority on Privacy Enforcement Cooperation

By Jennifer Kashatus On March 9, 2015, the Federal  Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it executed a Memorandum of Understanding on privacy enforcement cooperation with the Dutch Data Protection Authority. In executing the MOU, the FTC noted that it increasingly seeks the assistance of international privacy authorities in its efforts to protect consumer privacy. In the MOU, the …

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GLOBAL – Internet of Things – Top ten data protection concerns

Written by Giangiacomo Olivi As we discussed in our previous posts, there are a number of positive trends that make the Internet of Things a long lasting evolution. Hardware is improving, there is an increasing understanding from the industry of the benefits that can be drawn from harmonization and interoperability, customers ever more expect to …

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Big Data, Big Privacy Issues

By Patrick Van Eecke & Mathieu Le Boudec Last week, a resolution on big data was adopted under the auspices of the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (hereafter: “ICDPPC”). After earlier guiding documents released this year by, among others, the Executive Office of the President of the United States, the Information Commissioner’s Office …

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Mobile apps – increasing privacy transparency is on top of your to-do list!

By Patrick Van Eecke Mobile apps: increasing privacy transparency is on top of your to-do list! Patrick Van Eecke & Elisabeth Verbrugge As previously announced, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) recently released the results of the global privacy sweep of mobile applications it conducted in May 2014. More than 25 privacy commissions around the world …

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DLA Launches New Edition of Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook

By Kate Lucente DLA Piper’s Data Protection & Privacy group are delighted to announce the launch of the third edition of the Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook – a great way to celebrate Data Protection Day! This edition is particularly exciting as it is available via our new online site, which has a number of …

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EU-US Safe Harbor Continues to be Questioned by EU Leaders

By Kate Lucente and Jim Halpert Discussions at the European Parliament level continue to call into question the validity of the EU Safe Harbor Program in the wake of the NSA scandal.   Amidst continuing discussions over Safe Harbor, it is possible that the Parliament could pass a resolution requiring review of the current EU Safe …

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EU Member State Leaders Vote to Delay Adoption of New Data Protection Framework

By Kate Lucente Yesterday, at the European Council summit in Brussels, leaders from the 28 EU member states agreed to push back the deadline for the adoption of the new EU data protection framework, agreeing that the deadline should be in 2015, rather than the May 2014 deadline that the European Parliament and European Commission …

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