EU Commission’s Guidance on the direct application of GDPR as of May 2018

On January 24, 2018, the Commission issued “Stronger protection, new opportunities – Commission guidance on the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation as of 25 May 2018”. In the document the Commission lists the guidelines that the WP29 has issued (and is about to issue) on several important aspects of the Regulations. [1] […]

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Spanish DPA issues Eur 1.2 million fine to Facebook

On September 11, 2017, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) issued a closing resolution against Facebook deeming that the company doesn’t process data in accordance with EU data protection law. According to the AEPD, Facebook “collects data on ideology, sex, religious beliefs, personal preferences or browsing activity without clearly informing about how and for what purpose it will use […]

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New Jersey Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics Joint Opinion 732 New Jersey Committee on Attorney Advertising Joint Opinion 44 Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Joint Opinion 54

Topic: “Lawyers Participating in Impermissible Lawyer Referral Services and Providing Legal Services for Unregistered Legal Service Plans – Avvo, LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, and Similar Companies” From the Opinion In sum, the Committees find that the Avvo website offers an impermissible referral service, in violation of Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2(c) and 7.3(d), as well as […]

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Deadline for comments to WP29 on DPO guideline extended to February 15

The Working Group Article 29 (WP29) has extended the deadline to submit comments on the guidelines that the WP29 recently issued from the ends of January to February 15, 2017. Among the others, comments are accepted on the Guidelines on DPO. For a list of guidelines that the stakeholders can comment on see For […]

Dynamic IP addresses are personal data governed by the Data Protection law, the ECJ held

On a request for a preliminary ruling by the Bundesgerichtshof on the interpretation of 2(a) and 7(f) of Directive 95/46/EC (“Data Protection Directive”), the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) held that a dynamic IP address registered by an online media services provider when a person accesses a website that the provider makes accessible to the […]


U.S. tech giants advocate approval of law to extend U.S. Privacy Act rights to non-citizens

On April 28, 2015, several major tech companies (e.g., Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo) together with some national associations (e.g., Transatlantic Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) sent a letter to C urging it to support the bipartisan Judicial Redress Act of 2015, H.R. 1428, which would extend Privacy Act remedies to citizens of […]

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Cristina Arhire Andre Bywater Riccardo Cabazzi Richard P. Callison Stefano Cancarini Adriana Contreras Nathan M. Crystal João Ferreira Pinto Francesca Giannoni-Crystal Allyson Haynes Stuart Maria Ostashenko Kenneth N. Rashbaum Federica Romanelli Joshua N. Rubin Crisina Vicarelli Ernesto Velarde Danache Arlan Yerzhanov and Julia Fattorini  

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