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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Companies Can Now Certify

European Union, USA - August 2 2016 As of, August 1st, 2016, U.S. companies can now join the Safe Harbor successor EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the “Privacy Shield”) for personal data…

Samuel R. Castic, Kolvin Stone

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield launched by European Commission

European Union, USA - July 12 2016 After receiving the approval of the EU Member States, through the Article 31 Committee, last Friday, the European Commission has today, July 12th…

Kolvin Stone

Germany Issues Privacy Guidelines for Employer Access to Employee Email and Internet Use

Germany - May 25 2016 Can employers look at the company email accounts of employees, such as when they do not show up to work? Can employers monitor employee Internet use…

Samuel R. Castic, Clarissa Otto

IP Addresses as Personal Data - Website Providers To Come Under Even More Scrutiny With EU Data Privacy Law

European Union, Germany - May 17 2016 Website providers that collect dynamic Internet Protocol addresses ("IP address") from website visitors may soon be subject to even more scrutiny…

Samuel R. Castic, Sophie Ratzke, Kolvin Stone

Data transfers in limbo - U.S. companies face fines by German data protection authorities

European Union, Germany, USA - May 11 2016 While EU regulators determine whether to adopt a new agreement for transfers of personal data from Europe to the United States to replace the invalid…

Samuel R. Castic, Sophie Ratzke