Privacy and Data Protection

Month: March, 2010

EU Cross Border Ediscovery, Standard Contractual Clauses, and Sub Processors: What Will Change on May 15, 2010?

How the New EU Rules on Data Export Affect Companies in and outside the EU by Dr. Thomas Helbing On 5 February 2010 the Commission of the European Union (EU) has updated the set of standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors in non-EU countries. The old clauses are repealed with […]

The French Data Protection Authority: Video Surveillance Images are “Personal Data”

POSTED ON MARCH 16, 2010 BY HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP In a decision handed down on February 25, 2010, the French Constitutional Court ruled that the right to privacy derives from Article 2 of the Declaration of Human Rights, and is therefore considered a constitutional right under French law.  The Court also ruled that the legislature must […]

US District Court’s Desicion Based on Inaccurate Interpretation of EU and German Data Privacy Laws

US District Court Requires Production of Overseas Data Notwithstanding  Applicable Foreign Data Protection Law by Joseph Baker, Andrew Nicely and Tim Wybitul Mayer Brown, LLP Many foreign countries have enacted privacy laws and “blocking” statutes that limit the disclosure of personal data and other information maintained within their borders. Violation of these statutes can result […]

Musings on The Deep Cultural Divide between The US Ediscovery Tradition and The EU Privacy Protection Principles

by Chris Dale I expressed puzzlement recently at the high proportion of page views from the US over a period when most of my focus has been on the UK draft practice direction. I know, of course, that there is much US interest in developments in other jurisdictions, particularly the UK, and there is an […]

Video is “Personal Data” under EU Data Protection Laws- Cross Border Ediscovery Implications of The Google Three Case

This week, an Italian magistrate convicted three Google employees for an Internet video that none of them had produced, uploaded, or even seen. The case arose from an Italian video that was uploaded in 2006 to Google Video, which showed a disabled child being bullied by other schoolchildren. An advocacy organization and the boy’s father in […]