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Status of the EU Regulation and the Safe Harbor Framework

On February 20, 2014, two of our Brussels-based attorneys specializing in European privacy and data security—Cédric Burton and Chris Kuner—presented a webcast titled “Update on EU Data Protection Law,” with a particular focus on the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (Safe Harbor).1 The following article summarizes the session and includes a few key takeaways.… Continue Reading

European Regulators Opine on “Purpose Limitation” Principle – What Constitutes “Compatible Use” in the Context of Big Data?

On April 2, 2013, the European data protection regulators (the “Article 29 Working Party” or the “WP29”) issued a 70-page opinion providing guidance on how to comply with the core EU data protection principle of “purpose limitation.”1 This opinion gives a good indication of how EU regulators would apply their national data protection law to … Continue Reading

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