Privacy and Data Protection

Tag: blocking statutes

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 […]

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 […]