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New Spanish Criminal Code: IT related offences
  • Bird & Bird
  • Spain
  • July 21 2015

The new Spanish Criminal Code entered into force on July 1st, 2015. Besides creating a Compliance Programme in order to exempt legal entities from

Poland: cyberattacks who bears the liability?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Poland
  • July 9 2015

Further cyberattacks on major Polish companies have been reported recently, targets include Plus Bank and LOT Polish Airlines. The criminal liability

International data protection enforcement bulletin January 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France
  • January 30 2015

The individual was employed by the Department of Defence ("Defence"), and lodged a compensation claim as a result of an injury. Defence sought the

Substantial revision of the Dutch Data Protection Act: higher fines, specific obligations for data breaches and more
  • Bird & Bird
  • Netherlands
  • June 23 2015

On 26 May 2015, a number of amendments to the Dutch Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens) were passed in Parliament. Most notably

Cloud computing and privacy series: legal issues related to sensitive (health) data (part 6 of 6)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • December 22 2014

This sixth and final article of our cloud computing and privacy series (links to our previous articles below) discusses the legal issues related to

What are the consequences of banning unjustified geoblocking in the European audiovisual industry?
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • June 25 2015

The European Commission revealed its strategic plan for a Digital Single Market (DSM) on 6 May 2015 signalling its intention to combine the 28

French Supreme Court strikes out limitation of liability provision from an it contract where the software publisher has breached a material obligation
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • June 4 2007

In a recent decision, the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court held that the breach of a material obligation in an IT contract resulted in the limitation of liability provisions being unenforceable

Update on amended Russian data protection legislation: news from the DPA conference in Moscow
  • Bird & Bird
  • Russia
  • November 12 2014

On 5 November 2014, the Russian DPA (Federal Service On Supervising Communication, Information Technologies and Mass Media, - Roskomnadzor) held

Cloud computing and privacy series: a legal perspective on data anonymisation (part 4 of 6)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • December 8 2014

This fourth article of our cloud computing and privacy series addresses the topic of anonymisation and pseudonymisation of data in the cloud

Australian Privacy Principles Guidelines released
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia
  • April 8 2015

On 1 April 2015 the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released revised guidelines on the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs