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Update on international transfers of personal data - Privacy Shield invalidated and new requirement around the use of Standard Contractual Clauses: which actions should you take?

Update on international transfers of personal data - Privacy Shield invalidated and new requirement around the use of Standard Contractual Clauses: which actions should you take?
07/08/2020

In the context of the “Schrems II” case held before the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), some mechanisms used to transfer personal data out of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) have been fully invalidated (Privacy Shield) while others (Standard Contractual Clauses)  – although validated by the CJUE –

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	 Luxembourg law on e-signature and other trust e-services now fully consistent with the eIDAS Regulation

Luxembourg law on e-signature and other trust e-services now fully consistent with the eIDAS Regulation
30/07/2020

Bill No 7427 was adopted on 17 July 2020 and published on 28 July 2020 (click here). The new law modifies the Luxembourg Act of 14 August 2000 on electronic commerce (the e-Commerce Act) to bring it into line with Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (the eIDAS Regulation). 

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Schrems II, the day after - What actions do you need to take with regard to your international data transfers?

Schrems II, the day after - What actions do you need to take with regard to your international data transfers?
23/07/2020

Yesterday (16 July 2020), the European Court of Justice issued its breaking judgement in the ‘Schrems II’ case. You can read more about the Court’s ruling on our websi

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Schrems II:  What is (or should be) on your to-do list for international data transfers?

Schrems II: What is (or should be) on your to-do list for international data transfers?
21/07/2020

Today, on 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its Schrems II judgment invalidating the European Commission’s adequacy decision with respect to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, a little less than five years after doing the same with respect to the US Safe Harbour (Privacy Shield’s predecessor)

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Data protection impact assessments: new EDPS recommendations

Data protection impact assessments: new EDPS recommendations
06/07/2020

On 6 July 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published a report on the use of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) within EU institutions.

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COVID 19 - Extension of deadlines before the Benelux and the European Union intellectual property offices

COVID 19 - Extension of deadlines before the Benelux and the European Union intellectual property offices
07/05/2020

Due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19, the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (the “BOIP”) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (the “EUIPO”) have decided to extend the deadlines in connection with procedures

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COVID-19 : Data Protection and Coronavirus : FAQ for Employers

COVID-19 : Data Protection and Coronavirus : FAQ for Employers
21/04/2020

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, companies are implementing exceptional measures to protect the health and safety of their employees and clients. As a result of these extraordinary measure

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Covid-19: Doing Business As Usual in a Paperless World – Legal Considerations on Digitally Compliant Documents

Covid-19: Doing Business As Usual in a Paperless World – Legal Considerations on Digitally Compliant Documents
08/04/2020

The distancing measures imposed to address the spread of Covid-19 are not only affecting our social relations but are also disrupting the way we are used to doing business. For instance, given that physical meetings can no longer be held to execute transaction documents, electronic signatures are widely being used instead.

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CJEU renders important decision on the liability of online platforms in trade mark infringement cases

CJEU renders important decision on the liability of online platforms in trade mark infringement cases
07/04/2020

On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered a judgment (C-567/18) clarifying the potential liability of Amazon and other operators of online platforms for trade mark infringement. 

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EU Copyright: lending out vehicles with radio receivers is not a “communication to the public”

EU Copyright: lending out vehicles with radio receivers is not a “communication to the public”
03/04/2020

On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered a judgment (C-753/18) in which the much-discussed concept of “communication to the public”, relevant for copyright-protected works in the EU, is further elucidated. 

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