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Mayer Brown
On 14 February 2017, the organization Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) issued a press release that a number of leading cloud computing vendors operating in Europe have declared compliance with the CISPE Data Protection Code of Conduct (the "Code") for some or all their services.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Perhaps emboldened by the Article 29 Working Party's late July announcement that European regulators will not challenge the program's adequacy for at least a year.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
According to a press release dated 16 May 2017, and following the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) preliminary ruling in Case C-582/14 dated 19 October 2016 ...
Jones Day
On January 31, 2017, the Bavarian Data Protection Commissioner published an activity report for 2015–2016.
Jones Day
On February 1, 2017, the German Federal Cabinet adopted (source document in German) the revised Draft Implementation Bill of the Federal Ministry of Interior (source document in German)...
Jones Day
The DPAs are researching ways to handle user complaints relating to this data processing.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 3 March 2017, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht – "DPA") issued a 160-page 7th activity report (Tätigkeitsbericht), covering years 2015 and 2016.
Orrick
Companies required to appoint a DPO in Europe should carefully consider which candidate is best to select for the job.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Ten German data protection authorities ("DPAs") will conduct a coordinated audit of cross-border data transfers at 500-randomly selected German companies.
Jones Day
On September 13 and 14, German DPAs issued a resolution (source document in German) that already-provided consents remain in force under the GDPR.
Mayer Brown
This app in particular and augmented reality in general pose many legal questions, especially, in the field of privacy law.
Jones Day
The questionnaire covers both controller-to-controller and controller-to-processor data transfers and also addresses intragroup data transfers.
Jones Day
The Federation of German Consumer Organizations issued a press release regarding privacy concerns relating to 15 provisions in the terms of use and the privacy policy of the Pokémon Go app.
Jones Day
On June 10, the Bavarian DPA began interpreting the GDPR. The papers cover Article 32 GDPR (security of processing), Article 42 GDPR (certification), and video surveillance.
Jones Day
In June, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("DPA") and the Bavarian Data Protection Commissioner published a joint guideline regarding the use of external providers in hospitals.
Orrick
The Data Protection Authority of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia became one of the first EU data protection authorities to issue guidance on the implementation of the Privacy Shield.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 19 September 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("DPA") issued a new guidance paper on handling personal data breaches under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation.
McDermott Will & Emery
The EU GDPR was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 4 May 2016 following the compromise agreed among the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 1 September 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("DPA") issued a new guidance paper on sanctions under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Dentons
The German data protection authorities have announced today that they have chosen 500 companies throughout Germany to audit their transfer of personal data to the US and other countries.
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Jones Day
On February 1, 2017, the German Federal Cabinet adopted (source document in German) the revised Draft Implementation Bill of the Federal Ministry of Interior (source document in German)...
Mayer Brown
On 14 February 2017, the organization Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) issued a press release that a number of leading cloud computing vendors operating in Europe have declared compliance with the CISPE Data Protection Code of Conduct (the "Code") for some or all their services.
Jones Day
On January 31, 2017, the Bavarian Data Protection Commissioner published an activity report for 2015–2016.
Jones Day
The DPAs are researching ways to handle user complaints relating to this data processing.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 3 March 2017, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht – "DPA") issued a 160-page 7th activity report (Tätigkeitsbericht), covering years 2015 and 2016.
Orrick
Companies required to appoint a DPO in Europe should carefully consider which candidate is best to select for the job.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Over the last years, a number of German Courts had to decide whether the operator of a website that contains a contact form for the website's visitors shall be obliged to provide visitors a privacy policy that informs the visitor about type, scope and purposes of collection and use of personal data.
Mayer Brown
The conference of the independent federal and state data protection authorities in Germany has published guidelines for employers on the limits of control of email and other Internet services in the workplace on January 27, 2016.
Orrick
Can employers look at the company email accounts of employees, such as when they do not show up to work?
Orrick
Hamburg's data protection commissioner, the head of one of 16 Federal German data protection authorities ("DPA"), announced in February that his agency is investigating Hamburg-based subsidiaries...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 19 September 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("DPA") issued a new guidance paper on handling personal data breaches under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Jones Day
On December 17, 2015, the German Parliament adopted legislation (source document in German) allowing civil claimants to enforce violations of data protection provisions protecting consumer rights.
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