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New employer obligations for whistleblower programs in European operations - next stop Germany
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • September 18 2007

There are more developments in the direction of a pan-European whistleblower model for U.S. companies operating in the E.U

ECJ rules against central register of foreign nationals
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 6 2009

On December 15, 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in Case C-52406 Heinz Huber v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland, which involved the legality of a database (Central Register of Foreign Nationals) maintained by the German Federal Government containing residence information about European Union citizens who are not German citizens

European Court of Justice rules on German DPA system
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 10 2010

On March 9, 2010, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Federal Republic of Germany's practice of "state supervision" over data protection authorities violates EU Data Protection Directive 9546EC

Safe harbor: more stringent requirements for the transfer of data to the USA
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 15 2010

When German companies transfer personal data to companies outside the EU then they have to fulfill the stringent requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act

Privacy and Data Protection - The EU modifies cookie rules
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Spain, United Kingdom, European Union, France, Germany, Italy
  • July 19 2011

26 May 2011 marked the date on which the new European rules on the use of cookies and similar web-tracking devices came into force - or at least it should have done

European and German privacy laws and cross-border data transfer for e-discovery in the United Statesare these systems compatible?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • June 8 2011

European companies involved in litigation in the United States often struggle to balance conflicts between EU and US approaches to data privacy protection

German privacy agency seeks to ban Facebook "like" feature on business sites
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • September 8 2011

The data protection authority for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has ordered businesses within that region to "shut down their fan pages on Facebook and remove social plug-ins such as the 'like'-button from their websites"

Germany under pressure on data retention
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 7 2011

Germany’s failure to transpose the EU Data Retention Directive (200624EC) into national law has earned it the ire of the European Commission, which has warned that it could refer the matter to the European Court of Justice if it does not obtain a satisfactory response

The German implementation of the new European cookies rules
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 22 2011

On August 3, 2011, the German Parliament received a new Bill from the Federal Council of German States (Bundesrat) proposing a revision of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz

Still think consent is easy?
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • August 23 2011

In my last entry I stressed the importance of complying with the various consent requirements hidden in European data protection laws