Privacy and Data Protection

Category: Cross Border Data Flow

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

California Privacy   Should We Cheer The California Attorney General’s Revenge Porn Arrest Or Find It Alarming? (Forbes Cross-Post) http://ow.ly/2CgHsk  California’s New Do-Not-Track Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2014, Remember To Check Your Privacy Policy For … ow.ly/2CimTG     Conferences   IAPP Daily Dashboard ‏@DailyDashboard17 Dec Coverage of last week’s #DPCongress #NSA panel w/ @ioerror @stewartbaker @bendrath & Vodafone (recording included) bit.ly/1kSpreu “Yes, Consent Is Dead. […]

U.S. Cross Border Ediscovery vs. EU Data Protection: Clash of the Titans

I recently gave a CLE presentation at the LegalTech West Coast Conference in Los Angeles on the legal problems and tensions of conducting U.S. civil litigation ediscovery in the European Economic Area (EEA), which consists of the 27 EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The subtitle “Clash of the Titans” derives from the […]

U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Framework News and Views

In 2000, the EU and the U.S. agreed on the Safe Harbor Framework as a means to ensure adequate protection for personal data, transferred from the EU to be processed by U.S. companies. At the recent EU Conference on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data, held in Washington DC,  the last panel took the opportunity […]

EU – US Privacy and Protection of Personal Data: Americans Are from Mars, Europeans Are from Venus

The High Level EU Conference on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data, held on March 19, was organized by the European Commission and hosted by the US Institute of Peace in Washinton D.C. The conference was held simultaneously in Brussels as well, via a video conference link. This conference was meant to deepen transatlantic dialogue on […]

Attention EU Readers of EDiscoveryMap: We are bringing EDiscovery to Brussels on January 26

EDiscoveryMap is pleased to announce that Monique Altheim will moderate E-Discovery Sessions at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference (CPDP) in Brussels on January 26, 2012. The panels will feature an international roster of thought leaders and practitioners in the field of Cross-Border E-Discovery and EU Data Protection: Willem DEBEUCKELAERE, Privacy Commission (BE), Master Steven WHITAKER, […]

Privacy and Data Protection Week in Mexico City

  This past week was “Privacy Week” in Mexico City, where three seperate conferences were held back-to-back. The Public Voice  conference, chaired by Lillie Coney of EPIC, had as its theme: “Privacy is Freedom” One of the highlights was a discussion between David Benasar, Senior Legal Counsel Aticle 19 and Marc Rotenberg, President of EPIC, titled: Frame […]

The Meaning of “Consent” in the EU Data Protection Framework: A New Article 29 Working Party Opinion

  The Meaning of “Consent” in the EU Data Protection Framework: A New Article 29 Working Party Opinion   On July 13, 2011, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (hereafter Article 29 WP ) adopted Opinion 15/2011 on the Definition of Consent.   This opinion looks into the legal framework regarding the use of […]

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2010 – Hot Topics : Robert Rothman on the New EU Controller-to-Processor Model Clauses

At the recent IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., many hot topics were addressed: Privacy by Design, Behavioral Advertising, the new EU Cookie Consent Law, the Smart Power Grid, the Cloud, Web 2.0, the new EU Model Clause Agreements, Controllers, Processors and Sub-Processors, the recent Google convictions, to name just a few. I interviewed […]

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 […]

Cross Border EDiscovery

New French Case Removes Automatic Privacy Shield From Employee E-Mails, Making Them More Amenable to US Discovery by Trevor Jefferies and Alvin F. Lindsay: A new decision released on 8 January 2010 from the French high labor court (the Cour de Cassation Chambre Sociale) may provide some grounds for arguing that a party in France […]