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EU political agreement on framework to stop financing armed groups through trade in conflict...

EU institutions agreed on a framework for an EU Regulation designed to ensure that minerals entering the EU have been sourced responsibly and without funding conflict and human rights abuses.

EU General Data Protection (GDPR) Game Plan Series – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Baker & McKenzie GDPR Game Plan Series! On 25 May 2016, the GDPR finally entered into force. It will start to apply as of 25 May 2018 giving organisations two years to come into compliance.

EU Customs: Implementation of Union Customs Code from 1 May 2016

EU customs legislation is undergoing some significant changes from 1 May 2016 with the implementation of the Union Customs Code (“UCC”). The changes implemented...

Union Customs Code: Guidance issued by the European Commission

Further to our post on (available here) detailing some of the key changes to EU customs legislation taking place under the Union Customs Code...

What every multinational company should know about the WP29 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Working Party of European Union Data Protection Authorities identified concerns with the Privacy Shield, and recommended clarifications and improvements to the text.

Compliance Benchmark 2016: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.

Publication of the Blue Guide 2016: Implications for online sales and other significant changes

The EU Commission published an updated version of 'The "Blue Guide" on the implementation of EU product rules', the most authoritative EU guidance on the application of product-related directives and regulations to goods destined for the EU market.

Brexit – Are You Ready?

Businesses themselves have little or no role or influence in the vote on 23 June 2016, but if a Brexit vote does happen, businesses can and should have a significant role in what comes next.

EU General Data Protection (GDPR) Game Plan Series – Part 2

With the GDPR set to become effective mid-2018, companies would be wise to assess sooner rather than later how the GDPR will affect their business models and data processing practices and start formulating a Game Plan to address the transitional steps they would need to take locally, regionally and globally to become GDPR compliant.

EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Unveiled

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission published a draft adequacy decision and related documents that are intended to implement the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

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