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?
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.
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...
Covington & Burling partner Alexander Berengaut and associate Katharine Goodloe examine the geographic scope of the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act
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
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.
Lawyers in Mexico say the country’s data protection authority needs more power to properly enforce legislation and implement sanctions.
Daniel Law partner Robert Daniel-Shores in São Paulo examines the road ahead for Brazil’s new data privacy watchdog.
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.
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.