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German DPAs halt data transfer approvals and consider suspending transfers based on Safe Harbor, EU model clauses
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 25 2013

On July 24, 2013, the Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners at both the Federal and State levels issued a press release stating that

NSA surveillance causes more grief Germany calls for a stop to safe harbor: time for binding corporate rules?
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • July 29 2013

According to news sources the federal and state German data protection commissioners late last week sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Federal Council requests revisions to the European Commission’s cloud computing strategy
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 7 2012

On November 23, 2012, the German Federal Council (Bundesrat or the “Council”) published (in German) its comments on the European Commission’s strategy on cloud computing and also submitted them to the Commission

“PRISM” : Europe looks for appropriate remedies
  • Linklaters LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, USA
  • September 19 2013

Although we do not yet know the full story about the scope of surveillance operated by the National Security Agency (NSA) on European citizen's

Germany to tighten data protection laws: consumer protection associations shall be granted right to take businesses to court
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 19 2014

Germany's data protection laws, already known as one of the strictest in the world, are facing an even stricter approach when Federal Minister of

Impact of PRISM on Czech data transfers to the US
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Czech Republic, European Union, Germany
  • September 4 2013

Czech entities regularly transfer personal data to the United States. These companies often have a US sister or parent company or are using US

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

Recent developments for the first quarter 2013
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Australia, Canada, European Union, France
  • June 27 2013

The North American Global Equity Services ("GES") practice group is pleased to provide the current edition of our Clients and Friends Newsletter

EU Commission brings suit against Germany
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 18 2008

On November 22, 2007, the European Commission brought before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) an action against the Federal Republic of Germany for failure to fulfil its obligations under the second sentence of Article 28(1) of Directive 9546EC (Case C-51807), which requires national data protection authorities (DPAs) to be independent

The chaos after PRISM
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Czech Republic, European Union, Germany
  • September 3 2013

Many Czech entities regularly transfer personal data to the United States. These companies are often either those with a US parent company or Czech