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Safe Harbor unverbindlich! EuGH zeigt im Datenschutz die Zähne
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • October 6 2015

In seiner heute ergangenen Entscheidung (C-36214) erklärt der EuGH, die Safe Harbor-Grundsätze bei der Datenübermittlung ins EU-Ausland seien für


Safe Harbor not binding! European Court of Justice bares its teeth
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 11 2015

In its decision on October 6, 2015 (file-no. C-36214), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that the commonly used Safe Harbor Principles


Court of Justice of the European Union says Safe Harbor is no longer safe
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • October 6 2015

Earlier today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced its determination that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program is no longer a


Article 29 Working Party discusses the right to be forgotten
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • September 30 2014

On 18 September 2014, the European Union's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party published a press release outlining its recent plenary session


Privacy and the cloud: an EU perspective
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 29 2012

By using cloud computing, companies cut costs by outsourcing data storage tasks, which means they no longer have to maintain expensive servers


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


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"


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


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


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