Privacy Shield officially adopted by the EU Commission … but American organizations “targeting Europe” might want to consider whether GDPR compliance would make more sense

On July 12, 2016, the European Commission officially approved the Privacy Shield, issuing the decision of adequacy (“Decision”). The Privacy Shield is supposed to provide a safe mechanism to transfer personal data from the EU to the US for those organizations that comply with the framework.  Compared to the Safe Harbor (which the Privacy Shield […]

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FCC’s Omnibus Declaratory Ruling & Order with clarifications on telemarketing calls and commercial text messages released

On June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (released July 10, 2015). The Omnibus Ruling contains clarifications regarding requirements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and FCC’s issued rules and orders. It imposes requirements for telemarketing calls and commercial text messages. The Omnibus Ruling took effect immediately […]


Links to French Bar Associations and Professional Rules of Conduct

French Bar Associations’ links: Aix-en -Provence – Ordre des Avocats a la Cour d’Appel d’Aix – en – Provence, Aix-en-provence Amiens – Ordre des Avocats du Barreau d’Amiens, Amiens Angers – Ordre Des Avocats A La Cour D’Angers, Angers Arras – Ordre des Avocats d’Arras, Arras Association des avocats au barreau du Québec en France, […]

Federal Trade Commission, .Com Disclosure. How to Make Active Disclosure in Digital Advertising

On March 2013, the Federal Trade Commission published guidelines explaining how consumer protection laws apply to online advertising. The document describes the information businesses should consider as they develop ads for online media to ensure that they comply with the law. The full text is available at…

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