Is your startup considering hiring software developers in a foreign country to work on the latest version of your app?  Is your company considering acquiring an entity with employees who have developed intellectual property (“IP”) in non-U.S. jurisdictions?  From hiring independent contractors or employees (each may be referred to in
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Calling on Member States and EU institutions to open discussions with US authorities in order to find political, legal and technical solutions to transfer data to the US, the G29 states that Model Clauses and BCRs can be used while G29 is analyzing transfer mechanisms; enforcement may begin in February 2016.

On October 16, 2015, the EU data protection authorities assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (“G29″) issued their first statement following the European Court of Justice’s October 6, 2015 decision invalidating the EU-US Safe Harbor.
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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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By Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick

Almost five months after federal parliamentary elections took place, the negotiators from the four political parties around the negotiating table (Flemish parties NVA, CD&V and Open VLD and Walloon party MR) reached a coalition agreement which contains quite a few interesting policy initiatives
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By Patrick Van Eecke and Elisabeth Verbrugge

Working Party 29 issued a working document on model clauses for personal data transfers from EU data processors to non-EU sub-processors. This is an important step towards creating a more comprehensive framework for contract-based personal data transfers outside the EEA.

European data
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By Aline Doussin, DLA Piper London

On Sunday 24 November, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the member-states of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) struck an historic deal providing Iran with approximately $7 billion in relief from international sanctions in exchange for
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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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