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European Commission Final Report on E-Commerce Sector Inquiry
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 16 2017

As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, in May 2015 the Commission launched an inquiry into e-commerce with the aim of obtaining an overview of


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


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


European Commission Approves Microsoft Acquisition of LinkedIn Subject to Conditions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 16 2017

On 6 December 2016, the European Commission cleared the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, subject to Microsoft granting LinkedIn's competitors


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


The German perspective: EU and U.S. data protection “umbrella agreement”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • September 29 2015

After over four years of negotiations, the European Union and the United States have agreed on a framework data Protection Agreement on 8 September


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


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


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