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E-Commerce: The European Commission Completes Its Preliminary Report on the E-Commerce Sector Inquiry
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • September 20 2016

In May 2015, the European Commission (the Commission) launched a sector inquiry in the field of e-commerce in the context of its Digital Single


How the cookie crumbles: a clash of cultures on cookie regulation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 3 2011

The Article 29 Working Party has met with Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe and European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) representatives to tell them in no uncertain terms that their otherwise well-received Best Practice Recommendation (BPR) and Framework on Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) does not comply with the revised e-Privacy Directive provisions on cookies


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


Social networking sites could do more to protect minors’ privacy
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • 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


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


Social networking sites challenged over privacy standards
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • 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


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


Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000: inadequate safeguards and sanctions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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