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Brexit Update: The Effect of Brexit on Data Transfers between the United Kingdom and the European Union
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 30 2016

With the United Kingdom having voted to leave the European Union (Brexit) on 23 June 2016, the free flow of personal data between the United Kingdom


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


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


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


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


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


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


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