By Thomas M. deButts and Thomas Reynolds

Under an interim final rule issued by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) that is set to take effect on March 25, 2020, parties will be able to send, take or store unclassified technical data controlled for export under the International Traffic
Continue Reading Foreign ITAR cloud storage now permitted

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
Continue Reading Cross-Border Considerations for Protecting IP Developed by Employees and Independent Contractors

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.
Continue Reading BREAKING NEWS – SAFE HARBOR: G29 Issues its First Statement on Schrems

Written by Stefan Panic

Further to its initial public statement regarding the ECJ Safe Harbor judgement, the Austrian DPA has released an update, clarifying its position that, for the time being, the Austrian DPA will accept EU Model Clauses or Binding Corporate Rules as basis for transfers of personal data


Continue Reading AUSTRIA: Update by the DPA regarding Model Clauses and BCR after the Safe Harbor judgement

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
Continue Reading “Toubon Law” 20 Years On: The Cyber Economy and France’s Law on the Mandatory Use of the French Language

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
Continue Reading BELGIUM: Belgian government’s new focus on privacy and technology laws

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
Continue Reading EU – International data transfers from processors to processors made easier, good news for cloud providers and outsourcers

Written by Adriano Chaves  and Maria Paula Souza, Campos Mello Advogados law firm (Brazil)*

The so-called “Marco Civil da Internet” (i.e. the Bill of Law 2,126/2011, which establishes a civil rights framework for the Internet) was voted and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives (Câmara
Continue Reading Bill of law on Internet-related matters is voted in Brazil