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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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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