As Brexit negotiations slow, both the EU and the U.K. are focused on urgent and important matters. The future of regulation of data transmission does not appear to be among them.
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The U.K. Data Protection Bill, once passed, will replace the Data Protection Act of 1998. HL Bill 74 purports to update domestic data privacy laws while also preparing the U.K. for the General Data Protection Regulation and the Police and Criminal Justice Directive, the EU’s sweeping 2018 regulatory changes.
The European Commission, in its first review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, has determined that the U.S. is in compliance. This post summarizes the EC’s findings and recommendations.
The European Commission has released its first annual report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
The Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard has published a primer on how the current Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty system works and summary of the Justice Department's proposed legislative fix.
Testimony submitted to the Irish High Court in Schrems v. Facebook highlights how the potential landmark case may change the law governing international data transfers in the European Union.
Google’s attempt to fight a global takedown order in Canada was stymied by the fact that the order did not pose a conflict of laws. So on Monday, Google walked into the Northern District of California to try to create one.
The US-UK law enforcement data exchange Agreement (should it ever be authorized by Congress) would be a positive step in regularizing the process of cross border data exchange and preventing the balkanization of the network. Fears that it is overbroad, that UK judges lack independence, or that the UK's law enforcement powers are not subject to review are themselves mistaken and a bit overblown. They also lack a due regard for the integrity of the UK democratic process.
A joint U.S.-U.K. cross-border data request agreement has complications on both sides of the pond.
The Equustek decision is not crazy—to the contrary—nor is it a dangerous precedent for the right-to-be-forgotten battles being waged in Europe.