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Article 29 Working Party issues opinion on cloud computing
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • 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


European Working Party provides opinion on exemptions to cookie consent
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • 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


The highest court in the European Union strikes down the Data Retention Directive as invalid
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 16 2014

In a significant move, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the Data Retention Directive 200624EC (Directive) is


ENISA concerns over MySpace and other online social networks
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 28 2007

The recently established European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has issued a Position Paper that identifies 15 specific security threats arising from the use of social networks such as MySpace


EU regulators question online advertisement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 11 2008

EU national privacy regulators have touched upon the issue of the use of personal data by search engines for the purposes of online advertising


SNS data protection and e privacy compliance
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 29 2009

The Article 29 Working Party has given social networking service (SNS) providers quite a bit to think about with its Opinion 52009 on online social networking adopted on 12 June 2009


European Commission consultation on the future of electronic commerce
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 4 2010

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


Pierre-Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence: selective distribution and restrictions on internet sales
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • 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"


Privacy, profiling and targeting
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 1 2009

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


No disclosure of personal data in civil proceedings
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Spain
  • 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