Countdown to GDPR – Tackling the challenge of new data protection laws in the EU

IT - October 24, 2017

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into force on 25th May 2018 after six years of preparation. The GPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, protecting and empowering all EU citizens. It should reshape the way organisations across the region […]

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Tough times for Facebook

IT - October 4, 2016

More and more decisions are passed in Europe sentencing the social network because of its poor respect of data protection principles. Last but not least, the decision on September 27th of the German data protection authority. Reacting to the announcement by WhatsApp that it was now going to share data with Facebook, the protection office […]

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The European regulation about personal data protection was finally adopted

IT - July 28, 2016

After four years of intensive negotiations and in attendance of internet key players, national authorities of personal data protection and consumer representatives, the European Parliament has adopted on April 14, 2016 the European regulation about personal data protection. The aim of the regulation is to boost the common digital market. Until now, the national regulations […]

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The French Intelligence Bill – Approved by the Constitutional Court

IT - December 21, 2015

In our LIVE of May 2015 we presented the Intelligence Bill approved by the French Parliament and announced that it would be examined by the Senate and the Constitutional Court (“Conseil constitutionnel”). On July 24, 2015 the Intelligence Bill was promulgated. The Constitutional Court was questioned by Senators with different questions concerning: the surveillance measures […]

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Collaborative platforms and marketplaces: new obligations

IT - September 25, 2015

Alongside marketplaces putting in touch professionals and consumers, collaborative economy is in full expansion. It consists, in particular, in consumers sharing the use of goods or services via “collaborative platforms”. Today, many corporations have specialized in connecting consumers (C to C). All one has to do is observe successes such as Airbnb or Blablacar to […]

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2015, premises of « 1984 »? The French Intelligence Bill

IT - May 12, 2015

Last May 5th, the French National Assembly massively approved the very controversial Intelligence Bill. The text, in preparation for the past year, was examined according to an accelerated procedure in a French context of increased fight against terrorism since the events that took place last January. For the first time in France, the Bill aims […]

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Impacts of the new consumer protection law

IT - October 21, 2014

Since this past summer French retailers and their European counterparts have had to review their general terms and conditions of sale in favor of a greater consumer protection. This redesign follows the transposition of European Directive n°2011/83/UE on consumer rights adopted on October 25th 2011. The French law n°2014-344 passed on March 17th 2014 amended […]

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Right to information vs. Right to be forgotten: The Google decision of May 13th, 2014

IT - July 10, 2014

Last July 3rd, Google announced the reception of 70.000 requests for the removal of display links to web pages containing information considered to be inappropriate by the European internet users. France took a leading position with 14.086 internet user requests, followed by Germany (12.678 requests). Google recently published an online application form allowing the internet […]

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Certified copy

IT - July 10, 2014

Interpretation of the scope of the exemption of article 5.1. of Directive 2001/29/EC of 22 May 2001 on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (Case “Meltwater”, Court of Justice of the European Union of 5 June 2014, C-360/13, Public Relations Consultants Associations Ltd v/ Newspaper Licensing Agency […]

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Proposal for a European Regulation on the protection of personal data

IT - April 16, 2014

On March 12th 2014, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a European Regulation on the protection of personal data. The EU’s current data protection laws date from a Directive of 1995. This Directive was transposed differently in the 28 Member States of the European Union. In contrast to a Directive, a Regulation constitutes a […]

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