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Google fined maximum amount permitted by French data protection authorities in latest round in the battle over its privacy policy (more fines to follow?)

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • January 14 2014

Back in January 2012 Google announced that, as of 1 March 2012, it would replace the privacy policies applicable to each of its online services with

Everyone's nightmare: privacy and data breach risks

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union, Global, USA
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  • May 22 2013

The rapid growth of information in electronim form has resulted in a concomitant exposure of companies to risks and liabilities arising from the

Customers can resell copies of downloaded software; developers can try to stop them

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 4 2012

Yesterday, 3 July 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in UsedSoft v. Oracle that online purchasers of software may resell copies of their downloads provided that they render the original download usable

Downloads can be "re-sold"; but buyers are not "lawful acquirers"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 1 2012

A preliminary ruling by Advocate-General Bot in UsedSoft v. Oracle has determined that users are allowed to re-sell and re-distribute software that has been acquired by purely online means

The Advocate General considers the principle of exhaustion of rights in downloaded software

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 30 2012

In a decision that makes software developers' fight against piracy more difficult, a preliminary ruling by Advocate-General Bot in Case C-12811 UsedSoft v. Oracle has determined that users are allowed to re-distribute not only software that has been initially delivered on physical media whose ultimate origin can be verified, but also software that has been acquired by purely online means and whose legitimacy cannot be ascertained by consumers

Online behavioural advertising: EU compliance update for 2012

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 15 2011

In 2011 all 27 European Union Member States were required to implement changes to the revised E-Privacy Directive relating to online behavioural advertising and tracking technologies into national law

Europe prepares for e-commerce overhaul - the digital single market’s call for change

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 6 2011

In late September 2011, the European Commission is expected to announce changes to the e-commerce regulatory environment in Europe

EU to regulate use of cookies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 18 2009

A recent development in EU law has caught the attention of the Internet business community -- a requirement that a web site obtain consent of a user when using cookies on the user's computer if the cookies relate to the user's "personal data."