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8-in-8 Recent Trends in European Law and Policy Alert Series: EU Clearance for M&A Deals: Not So Fast! And Not So Easy!
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • June 15 2018

Obtaining the European Commission’s (EC’s) approval for a merger or acquisition sometimes can be a time-consuming and costly procedure. This latest


India: Changing face of serving Summons: From Post to What’s App
  • SS Rana & Co
  • India
  • June 4 2018

Several Courts around the country are experimenting the usage of technology and in judicial proceedings especially while serving of official documents


The devil’s in the disclosure
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union
  • May 18 2018

In May 2017, the European Commission fined Facebook 110 million for providing incorrect information during the merger control process of its


EU Member State Courts Rule Against Facebook’s WhatsApp in Decisions Providing Guidance on the Contours of Consent for Data Processing
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Spain, United Kingdom, European Union, Germany
  • March 21 2018

WhatsApp has recently faced scrutiny by regulators about data processing consents it purported to obtain from users. Most recently, on March 15, the


The Weekly Privacy Rewind - March 16, 2018
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • March 16 2018

Facebook Cannot Evade Suit Under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Even Where No Proof of Harm In separate rulings handed


Hong Kong Competition Commission Commenced the First Case in the Competition Tribunal
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • February 8 2018

The Competition Commission has filed an application under sections 92 and 94 of the Competition Ordinance (the "Ordinance") on 23 March 2017 against


WhatsApp Fined in Italy (Again) For Terms of Use Violations
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Italy
  • January 26 2018

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has again been fined by the Italian antitrust and consumer protection authority (AGCM) for failing to


21st Century Wills
  • Birketts LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • January 11 2018

Can an unsent text message amount to a Will? What about an email or even a Whatsapp message? Interestingly, an Australian court has recently held that


Whatsapp Data Transfer Violates French Data Protection Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • France
  • December 22 2017

The French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has issued a formal notice to Whatsapp for failing to comply with the French Data Protection


Sms- en WhatsApp-berichten vallen onder de Wet openbaarheid van bestuur
  • Loyens & Loeff
  • Netherlands
  • December 14 2017

In deze uitspraak stond de vraag centraal of sms- en WhatsApp-berichten al dan niet kunnen worden aangemerkt als een document dat berust bij