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All tied up

France’s 1968 blocking statute has been a headache for French companies facing foreign disclosure requests for half a century. With reform potentially on the way, how could life be made easier for data holders currently caught between a rock and a hard place?

13 May 2019

Latin America steps up data privacy legislative and enforcement efforts

Holland & Knight partner Adam Bookbinder, associates Mara O’Malley and Javier Robledo and legal intern Timothy Andrea consider developments over the last few months that showcase Latin American countries’ increased data privacy efforts.

07 May 2019

Going over the top

Over-the-top applications like WhatsApp have replaced telecoms services as the world's preferred method of electronic communication. As more and more of these services offer end-to-end encryption, governments are having to rethink how they get hold of information that was once easily...

09 April 2019

Reaching for the CLOUD

Covington & Burling partner Alexander Berengaut and associate Katharine Goodloe examine the geographic scope of the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act

29 March 2019

Facebook Germany – is the competition authority overstepping its remit?

Partner Thomas Schürrle and associate Andrea Pomana at Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt discuss whether the German competition authority was right to penalise Facebook’s data practices, and whether the decision will have an impact outside the country

01 March 2019

CNIL and Google – is the size of the fine the whole story?

While the French authority’s Google fine grabbed the headlines for its size, McDermott Will & Emery partner Romain Perray in Paris argues that the decision is notable for other reasons too.

22 February 2019

Mexico’s INAI requires more authority, say local lawyers

Lawyers in Mexico say the country’s data protection authority needs more power to properly enforce legislation and implement sanctions.

20 February 2019

Brazil’s DPA: It isn't over until the referee whistles

Daniel Law partner Robert Daniel-Shores in São Paulo examines the road ahead for Brazil’s new data privacy watchdog.

18 February 2019

Quantum computing and cryptography: credible threat or scaremongering?

For those in the cybersecurity trade, a section in this year’s World Economic Forum global risks report predicting the demise of cryptography may have made for particularly distressing reading.

06 February 2019

Interview: Romain Perray and Ashley Winton on CNIL’s blockchain guidance

France’s CNIL became the first data protection authority to issue guidance on applying the GDPR to blockchain. GDR spoke to two McDermott Will & Emery partners about its key takeaways.

25 January 2019