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Pierre-Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence: selective distribution and restrictions on internet sales

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • April 29 2011

On a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by the Paris Court of Appeal, Advocate General Ján Mazák has given an Opinion stating that an absolute refusal to allow distributors to sell products on the internet would appear to be disproportionate and a "hardcore restriction"

Social networking sites challenged over privacy standards

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • June 30 2010

The Article 29 Working Party, the EU advisory body on data protection and privacy, has sent letters to 20 social networking service (SNS) providers that signed up to the Safer Social Networking Principles for the European Union, raising issues concerning privacy standards on social networking platforms

Article 29 Working Party issues opinion on cloud computing

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • August 8 2012

The Article 29 Working Party on 1 July 2012 adopted Opinion 052012 on cloud computing (WP 196) in which it reviewed the rights and obligations placed on various parties when processing personal data in the cloud

Privacy, profiling and targeting

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • June 1 2009

The collection and storage of user data by online service providers has become controversial

European Commission consultation on the future of electronic commerce

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
  • -
  • November 4 2010

Electronic Commerce amounts to less than 2 per cent of total retail service sales in the European Union

Privacy and the cloud: an EU perspective

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • February 29 2012

By using cloud computing, companies cut costs by outsourcing data storage tasks, which means they no longer have to maintain expensive servers

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000: inadequate safeguards and sanctions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2010

On 29 October 2009, the European Commission announced that it has moved to the second phase of the infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom for failing to implement EU e-privacy and data protection rules relating to the privacy of online communications

No disclosure of personal data in civil proceedings

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • February 1 2008

Promusicae, a Spanish collecting society holding exploitation rights to musical and audiovisual recordings, was seeking an order before a Spanish court to require Telefónica to disclose the identities and addresses of certain of its customers

Social networking sites could do more to protect minors’ privacy

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • November 29 2011

On 30 September 2011, the European Commission published a Report on an Assessment of the Implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU

European Working Party provides opinion on exemptions to cookie consent

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 5 2012

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has released an opinion on the exemptions to the requirement to obtain consent prior to placing small data files (cookies) on computers of website users, arising from Article 5(3) of the E-Privacy Directive (200258EC, as amended by the Citizen’s Rights Directive (2009136EC