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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion Meets Class Action Certification: Part II

Helpful Canadian perspective from Consumer & Retail Advisor

http://www.consumerretailadvisor.com/2014/07/the-tort-of-intrusion-upon-seclusion-meets-class-action-certification-part-ii/

From Safe to Schrems to Shield - MoFo on the EU Privacy Landscape

From Safe to Schrems to Shield - Shifting Grounds in the EU Privacy Landscape > Morrison Foerster: "Last week, in the midst of WP29 meetings that could have led to the invalidation of data transfers to the United States under the alternative data transfer mechanisms, the EU and U.S. authorities announced that they had reached an agreement on a revised Safe Harbor. The WP29 immediately reacted. This alert examines these developments and their implications in the near term."



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UK lawmakers criticise surveillance bill over privacy concerns

UK lawmakers criticise surveillance bill over privacy concerns

http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINKCN0VI0YD?irpc=932

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Safe Harbor 2.0: Confusion Reigns As US, EU Send Mixed Messages Over ‘Privacy Shield’ Data-Sharing Rules

"So with Safe Harbor invalidated, alternatives simply too onerous to implement and the details of Privacy Shield still to be finalized, it's unclear whether thousands of companies potentially still using Safe Harbor are going to face enforcement actions."

Safe Harbor 2.0: Confusion Reigns As US, EU Send Mixed Messages Over ‘Privacy Shield’ Data-Sharing Rules

“What we actually have here is a desperate PR effort to buy more time before the EU Commission and the U.S. have to face the consequences of the legal incompatibility between the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and the U.S.’ commitment to mass surveillance,” Simon McGarr, an Irish lawyer specializing in internet protocol and law, said

What businesses need to know about Privacy Shield | PCWorld

What businesses need to know about Privacy Shield | PCWorld: "April is the soonest Europe's data-protection authorities are likely to be able to finish their legal analysis, according to the Article 29 Working Party, the EU body representing those DPAs."



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The New “EU-US Privacy Shield” | Information Law Group

"According to today’s press release from the European Commission, the new focus is on transparency and recourse for government surveillance, but there is also a commitment to more rigorous enforcement. "

The New “EU-US Privacy Shield” | Information Law Group

From the press release: “For the first time, the US has given the EU written assurances that the access of public authorities for law enforcement and national security will be subject to clear limitations, safeguards and oversight mechanisms. These exceptions must be used only to the extent necessary and proportionate. The U.S. has ruled out indiscriminate mass surveillance on the personal data transferred to the US under the new arrangement."