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ECJ Confirms Dynamic IP Address May Constitute Personal Data But Can Be Logged to Combat Cyberattacks
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 31 2016

On 19 October 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held (Case C-58214 - Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany) that dynamic IP addresses may


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


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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