Technology conference and event producer TechFire and DLA Piper recently collaborated to present a fireside chat with Victoria Treyger, general partner and managing director at venture capital firm Felicis Ventures, and DLA Piper partner Patrick Anding. Their conversation focused on the impact of the new normal on the venture
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With over three billion people around the world using social media every month, it is no surprise that businesses are driving marketing spend towards social platforms to help them connect with their consumers, increase awareness about their brand, and (importantly) boost leads and sales.

DLA Piper recently hosted an event
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This article first appeared on dlapiper.com on May 31.

DLA Piper is pleased to announce the release of a special report titled “Cryptocurrency and its impact on insolvency and restructuring.” The firm prepared the report on behalf of INSOL International, a global federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers
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By Carol Umhoefer & Mathilde Hallé

On July 22, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) found that a luxury car rental company had failed to comply with the French data protection law with respect to the implementation of a customer geolocation system. In particular, the CNIL considered that the
Continue Reading FRANCE: The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) Orders a French Company to Pay a EUR 5,000 Fine for the Non-compliance of its Customer Geolocation System with French Data Protection Law

MORE ENFORCEMENT POWERS FOR BELGIAN PRIVACY COMMISSION

By Patrick Van Eecke and Julie De Bruyn (DLA Piper – Brussels)

The quietness in the privacy landscape in Belgium is about to drastically change. Reason for the change of pace are the recent major data breaches that were published by the media. The Privacy Commission announced it will establish a dedicated task force to carry out proactive audits focusing on different sectors, such as financial and insurance institutions, hospitals and other health providers, and telecom operators.

Draft Belgian legislation will grant the Privacy Commission the power to independently impose monetary fines and other sanctions, such as the blocking of access to certain databases by non-compliant companies, or the withdrawal of the permits to make use of such (public) databases. The expansion of powers would transform the Privacy Commission from passive bystander to an actual ‘Privacy Police’.


Continue Reading Belgium: Beware of the barking Privacy Watchdog, she’s biting

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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