Privacy Shield

Data protection class actions under German consumer protection regulations

Frank Schemmel

On 24 February 2016 a new Bill to promote civil class actions in consumer protection regulations under data protection law (Gesetz zur Verbesserung der zivilrechtlichen Durchsetzung von verbraucherschützenden Vorschriften des Datenschutzrechts) came into force. Strengthening of data protection enforcement German consumer organisations and regulatory bodies (including data protection authorities, but not the Federal Financial Supervisory Read More

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Article 29 reserves position on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield; uncertainty for companies remains

Jane Finlayson-Brown

Following the European Commission’s announcement on 2 February 2016 that agreement had been reached with the U.S. government on a new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the Article 29 Working Party (the A29 WP) held a press conference on 3 February confirming that whilst they see the agreement between negotiators as a positive step, they are reserving their position as to Read More

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EU-US Privacy Shield

Nigel Parker

A press release was issued this evening by the European Commission, confirming that the European Commission and the United States have agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows known as the EU-US Privacy Shield. The European Commission has stated that the EU-US Privacy Shield will reflect the requirements set out by the European Court of Read More

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