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Stronger data protection rules at the EU level
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • January 19 2012

On 7 November 2011, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding and German Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner met in Brussels to discuss the way forward for strengthening the EU's data protection rules

Data protection: EU-US Privacy Shield published in the Official Journal
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, USA
  • September 30 2016

In March 2016, we reported that the European Commission and the US Government had announced their agreement on an EU-US Privacy Shield intended to

Defending cyber attacks: Network and Information Security Directive
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • December 8 2016

The Cybersecurity Directive (formally known as the Network and Information Security Directive or NIS Directive) came into force on 8 August 2016, and

Will the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidate "safe harbor" agreements because of the Prism scandal?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • November 7 2014

After Directive 200624EC on Data Retention, which the ECJ ruled to be invalid on April 8, 2014, will the Court invalidate "Safe Harbor" agreements

Data Protection Officer must not have a conflict of interests
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 28 2016

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) companies must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) if (inter alia) at least ten persons

MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for HCPs by 2018
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • February 6 2015

The trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct sponsorship of

Insight into the New German Federal Data Protection Act Supplementing the GDPR
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 6 2017

The German Parliament approved the new Federal Data Protection Act ("FDPA-new") on April 27, 2017 (Bundestag printing matter 1811325 and 1812084) in

Preliminary Draft Organic Law on the Protection of Personal Data
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Spain
  • June 28 2017

As the new General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016679, hereinafter GDPR) will become aplicable on May 25, 2018 the Spanish Ministry of

Global Private M&A Handbook - 2016
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Mexico, OECD, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China, European Union, Germany, Global, Hong Kong
  • October 18 2016

The federal government of Argentina is divided into provinces. All powers not delegated to the federal government by the National Constitution remain

Hungary - Hungarian data protection: modernization of the law and of practice
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Hungary
  • June 19 2013

The Hungarian Data Protection Act currently prohibits sub-processing. On 1 July 2013, this will change and data processors will be allowed to engage