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6 Key Requirements of China’s First Network Security Law

By Jennifer Archie, Gail Crawford, Serrin Turner, Hui Xu & Lex Kuo The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has introduced China’s first and comprehensive Network Security Law (also referred to as Cybersecurity Law). The law will have far-reaching implications for parties that utilize the internet and … Continue Reading

German Federal Supreme Court Rejects Double-Opt-In

The First Chamber of the German Federal Supreme Court decided on the permissibility of outbound advertising calls on the basis of a so-called “double-opt-in” (judgement dated February 10, 2011 – I ZR 164/09 – Telefonaktion II). The full reasoning of the decision has not been published yet. But the press release already gives important clues … Continue Reading

Happy Data Privacy Day – The Importance of Raising Awareness

It seems fitting that on Data Privacy Day, a day designed to raise awareness of privacy issues (and not, as reported by Wikipedia, an international public holiday), we touch on the issue of “transparency” e.g. how to ensure individuals understand how their data is being processed. The EDPS, in its 14th January Opinion, describes transparency … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Comments on Applicable Law Highlight the Need for Greater Harmonisation

The processing of personal data in the context of evolving technology and globalisation of commerce has prompted the Article 29 Working Party to take a hard look at the applicable law provisions under the European Data Protection Directive and its implementation by the Member States in its most recent Opinion. The Working Party believes that … Continue Reading
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