Tag Archives: EU

GDPR and its effect on technology innovation

Scott Thiel, a partner in our Hong Kong office, answers questions on what companies should do to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on the tech sector worldwide, especially in Asia. This interview is published in ejinsight in two parts, part one and part two.    … Continue Reading

The GDPR’s impact on internal investigations

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018 and has necessitated major compliance efforts by corporations doing business within the EU or (in most cases) processing the personal data of EU employees or customers. However, the GDPR’s effect on corporate internal investigations – both within the EU and abroad … Continue Reading

Withdrawal, transition and trade – the commercial implications of the latest milestone in the Brexit negotiations

As the one year countdown to Brexit begins, our colleagues Paul Hardy, Richard Bonnar and Jeroen Jansen provide their analysis of the recent negotiations and their insight into the commercial implications of the Withdrawal Agreement, the transitional arrangement, and the EU Guidelines on the future trade agreement. Click here to read the full analysis.  … Continue Reading

Italian Privacy Code repealed, what to expect with the GDPR?

Italian companies can now rely on guidelines on how to comply with the European General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). These guidelines unveil some interesting positions. In recent weeks, the French and Dutch data protection authorities have announced their own approaches to the GDPR. Now, Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, Italy’s DP authority, has issued its six-step methodology … Continue Reading

DLA Piper Global Contract Laws: Comparative Guide

We  are pleased to launch the DLA Piper Global Contract Laws: Comparative Guide.  The online guide offers a high-level snapshot of contract laws across 50+ jurisdictions including Israel. The DLA Piper Global Contract Laws: Comparative Guide has been designed to help you navigate cross-border complexities. This complimentary resource offers an overview of key laws governing … Continue Reading

THE EU COMMISSION SETS OUT ITS POSITION ON BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS OVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

On 6 September 2017, the EU Commission published its position paper setting out the main principles that will govern its attitude to Brexit negotiations with the UK on intellectual property (the “Paper”).  The Paper sets out 5 General Principles: Principle 1:  European IP rights should continue to retain comparable protection in the UK post BrexitPrinciple … Continue Reading

Global Employment Law: August 2017 Roundup

Please see our global roundup of employment developments for August 2017 to learn about the latest advancements in employment law around the world. Highlights include: New Zealand: Pay Equity and Equal Pay Bill introduced, Austria:  New quota for female board members from January 2018, Kuwait: Reform to end of service gratuity increases cost to employers, and Romania: Key changes to labor … Continue Reading

The data protection officer is a complex puzzle under the GDPR

The role of the data protection officer (DPO)  is is one of the most controversial changes introduced by the EU Privacy Regulation.  While this role was already provided by the privacy legislation of some countries, recently it has become compulsory in some circumstances.  In his article, our colleague Giulio Coraggio breaks down the liabilities and obligations of the DPO … Continue Reading

GDPR-ready contract terms: access our standard templates

One of the larger tasks facing organizations as they prepare for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation is how to tackle data governance and compliance controls in the supply chain. This is often the Achilles heel for compliance risk, and the very prescriptive requirements of GDPR will require a thorough review of due diligence, … Continue Reading

DLA Piper GDPR Tools – One Year to Go!

It is one year to the day until the European General Data Protection Regulation comes in to force. The clock is now ticking to fines of up to 4% of total worldwide annual revenue for failing to comply with the requirements of the EU GDPR. To assist your organization with preparing for May 25, 2018 … Continue Reading

New EU ePrivacy rules in the making

If you thought the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a lot to contend with, just wait until you learn about the new Regulation that is likely going to replace the 2002 EU ePrivacy Directive.  A version of the draft regulation was recently leaked, and it indicates a potentially significant impact on any organization, whether … Continue Reading

Data Protection Officer Training Academy

In connection with the passage and staged rollout of the GDPR, we are pleased to be offering a new Data Protection Officer Training Academy aimed at providing guidance to any IT, compliance, or legal professional who is or may be taking on the role of Data Protection Officer under this new regime.  The DPO Training … Continue Reading

Patrick Van Eecke profiled in Globes: Israeli companies must beware of new EU online privacy laws

Patrick Van Eecke, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice, received great coverage in Globes (in both Hebrew and English), following his June visit to Israel and the event on data protection that we hosted together with our friends at Yigal Arnon. Patrick’s comments underscore the critical need for Israeli companies … Continue Reading
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