German Federal Labor Court: Employer cannot use information from secret keylogger software as evidence...

Information obtained via a keylogger software secretly installed on an employee's computer cannot be used as evidence in court - some exceptions apply.

The vaccine liability case – ECJ lowers the standard of proof

In a recent judgment, the ECJ held that where there is a lack of scientific consensus, proving that a vaccine is defective may be established by "serious, specific and consistent" evidence, so long as national courts ensure that the burden of proof is not being disregarded.

August 2017 International Trade Compliance Update

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

Launch of the Global Trade Secrets Thought leadership piece: The Bourd Ultimatum

Baker McKenzie is proud to present The Board Ultimatum: Protect and Preserve (The Rising Importance of Safeguarding Trade Secrets), our new report published in partnership with Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership.

New Swedish Legislation Concerning Registration of Beneficial Owner

The Swedish Parliament has passed a new law concerning registration of beneficial owners, an implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which will enter into force on 1 August 2017.

Mexico: New Criminal Offense – Illegal Extrajudicial Debt Collection

On 23 June 2017, a reform to the Federal Criminal Code was enacted to classify the criminal offense of "illegal extrajudicial debt collection".

New Proposed US Legislation Focuses on Medical Device Cybersecurity

The Bill aims to protect patient safety from medical device cyber attacks and improve medical device security

The Italian Competition Bill has (Finally) been Approved by the Parliament

After two-and-a-half-years of parliamentary debate, on 2 August 2017, the Italian Parliament has (finally) approved the Annual Market and Competition Law.

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