A teenage girl in Austria is suing her parents requiring them to remove her childhood photos from Facebook.
Recently Microsoft won a closely-watched case against US Department of Justice on disclosure of European customer data. In that case US court of appeals ruled that US search warrants do not reach our customers’ data stored abroad. In this article Microsoft explains their motivation fighting this case and why they think it’s a big deal. Full article
A new set of rules, expected to be unveiled by European Union officials, is likely to put new pressure on American tech companies. Proposals would force some of the world’s largest tech companies to comply with stringent competition, privacy and copyright rules. For many executives from American tech companies such plans feel like another round of protectionism. While Europe’s policy […]
Leaked Germany’s federal data protection commissioner’s secret report reveals that Germany’s intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has repeatedly seriously violated law. According to report, the BND has created seven databases without the appropriate legal approval, and also transferred huge amount of data to NSA in US. Full article
In April EU net neutrality laws came into force, requiring internet service providers to “treat all traffic equally”. Earlier this summer the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) published draft new guidelines setting out how EU net neutrality rules should be implemented by EU national regulators. However, draft is criticized by think tanks […]
European Union’s lawmakers are known to trying regulate everything new or what’s not working as they wish. In many cases it backfires and leads to over-regulation and stagnation of innovation. However, it’s efforts to regulate financial markets may have been opened new opportunities for global FinTech industry looking for universal standards. FinTech companies may use clearly defined regulatory framework to create save environment and gain consumer […]
Recently Microsoft has revealed that it is expanding the coverage of “right to be forgotten” mechanism in Europe. Microsoft will now use location signals such as IP addresses to delist URLs on all versions of its search engine Bing. If someone in France successfully requests delisting of a URL on Bing, in addition to delisting […]
Hunton & Williams has published chapters of the third edition of the book The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2016. The guide is comprehensive worldwide legal analysis of the laws and regulations relating to data protection. Published chapters include review of new EU General data protection regulation, as well as laws of Belgium, China, France, Germany, United […]