Privacy and Data Protection

Tag: global

Carlota Perez’s Message of Hope at the Web 2.0 Expo New York

  Web 2.0 Expo, the trade show for the builders of the next-generation web, just ended in New York. As usual since its debut in 2004, the conference offered a rich array of presentations related to the web ecosystem, showcasing innovations and practical advice  in design, marketing, ecommerce, cloud computing and social media. Out 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 […]

E-Discovery Challenges in China

by Kevin Lo A complicated international anti-dumping case brought several U.S. lawyers and a team of e-discovery experts to a large industrial town in northeast China. They had come to interview senior executives and conduct a search of paper and electronic records at a major pharmaceutical company. During negotiations for the trip, the company said […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]