Written by: Carol Umhoefer; Farid Bouguettaya; and Maruschka Graham

In 1994, France implemented a law, known as the “Toubon Law” after France’s then-minister of Culture, Jacques Toubon, to preserve the French language, protect French consumers and promote French culture. At the time, the world wide web
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Blue Edge Lab, a wholly owned subsidiary of DLA Piper LLP (US) announced today the launch of CyberTrakSM, a highly innovative online cybersecurity tool featuring information on cybersecurity-related mandates and regulatory risk around the world.

CyberTrak is the inaugural product of Blue Edge LabSM*.

CyberTrak provides
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Written by: Aravind Swaminathan, Michelle Anderson and Jim Halpert

In a speech that garnered worldwide attention, President Barack Obama has announced important reforms in the ways the United States government will gather, store, use and retain signals-related information.

These changes will soon affect many companies, both in the US and
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Written by: Emma Thomas

The EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) has approved a compromise set of amendments to the EU Data Protection Regulation that moves the Parliament’s position to the left, giving consumers more individual control over their personal information.

Two earlier proposals, from the European Commission and the
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Written by Alec Christie and Reyhaneh Saadati

The Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner has released its new Guide to Information Security: Reasonable Steps to Protect Personal Information.

The Guide aims to assist Australian businesses and those carrying on business in Australia to “take reasonable steps” to protect the personal
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The Article 29 Working Party – the data protection working group for the European Union which is composed of representatives from the European Commission and the data protection authorities of EU member states – recently released it Opinion 2/2013 on smart devices and mobile apps.  According to the Opinion, app
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