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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.

Baker & McKenzie’s EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook 2015

Baker & McKenzie has published the first edition of EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook 2015. The handbook covers 23 jurisdictions and answers the most important questions in connection with corporate liability.

UN, US, EU, and Switzerland impose tough new sanctions on North Korea as a...

Following the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's latest nuclear test and rocket launch on 6 January 2016 and 7 February 2016 respectively, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2270 (2016) on 2 March 2016.

Resellers’ Online Sales: Don’t “Add to Your Basket” an Antitrust Fine

Creating a successful online retail strategy has never been more difficult, especially if restrictions affect Europe.

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.

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