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Baker & McKenzie Launches 2016 Global Data Protection Enforcement Report

We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Game Plan Series – Part 1

The end of the year saw a flurry of activity with respect to the GDPR. The biggest change in EU data protection law in two decades is imminent. The GDPR will affect the way companies collect, process, store and transfer personal data in and out of the EU.

The European Commission and US Authorities Reach Agreement on TransAtlantic Data Flows

After months of intense negotiations, the European Commission and the US Government announced today an agreement on the EU-US Privacy Shield .

EU: Inadvertent collusion in e-commerce

The EU's highest Court confirms that automated messages can put recipients on the hook for a price-fixing cartel.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) validates the monitoring of employees’ e-mails

The ruling issued by the European Court of Human Rights (Barbulescu versus Romania) puts an end to the lawsuit brought against an employee's dismissal because he had used (for his personal correspondence) a Yahoo Messenger account that his employer had instructed him to open to reply to customer requests.

Iran Trade Roadshow on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

"Implementation Day" of the nuclear agreement with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or “JCPOA”) and the re-opening of the Iranian market arrived on Saturday, 16 January. In response to this, Baker & McKenzie is organizing the Iran Trade Roadshow, a series of 2-3 hour seminars in various locations across the globe that will provide an overview of the potential changes to sanctions in relation to the JCPOA.

Antitrust risk re-assessment in newly concentrated markets: practical ways to preserve freedom from investigation

The economic literature explains that most markets tend towards oligopoly over the longer term. This does not necessarily imply that competition is impaired.

Key globally relevant data protection developments in 2015 and trends for 2016

With the year drawing to a close, it seems an opportune time to take stock of some of the key globally relevant data protection developments in 2015 and extract a few trends which are set to continue in 2016.

EU General Data Protection Regulation – Ready Or Not, Here It Comes

After years of consulting, drafting and negotiating at various levels, on 15 December 2015 the final compromise text of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) was agreed. What a milestone! Once the European Parliament and Council both adopt the agreed text, the GDPR will officially come into force.

Property leases and competition law: some clarity on restrictions in leases…

The EU's Court of Justice has ruled that a clause in a property lease, between a mall owner and a supermarket "anchor tenant", which gives that tenant the 'right to approve' the granting of leases to competing stores is not anti-competitive 'by object'.

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