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Reed Smith hires Norton Rose healthcare privacy lawyer

A healthcare privacy lawyer is among 14 other health industry lawyers hired by Reed Smith from Norton Rose Fulbright in a significant boost for its pharmaceuticals and life sciences practice. Ben Koplin, 37, who was promoted from associate to partner in the move, joined the life...

31 May 2018

UK needs adequacy decision, Barnier says

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has highlighted possible problems with the UK's post-Brexit GDPR compliance, and said the UK will need an adequacy decision for the EU to protect personal data. According to prepared remarks, Michel Barnier told a conference on 26 May that the UK...

30 May 2018

Schrems accuses US tech companies of relying on "forced consent"

An NGO led by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed complaints with four EU data protection agencies against Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Google hours after the GDPR came into force. NOYB on 25 May accused the four tech companies of illegally forcing users to consent...

25 May 2018

UK's highest court to hear government surveillance case

A privacy charity's case against the UK government that regular courts should be able to scrutinise decisions by a specialist government surveillance tribunal will go the UK Supreme Court this winter. Privacy International is appealing against a 2016 UK High Court ruling that decisions...

24 May 2018

Google rejects arguments in Safari workaround lawsuit

Counsel to Google has argued that an attempted English class action is wrongly constituted, and criticised the claimant's demand for aggregated damages. Google lawyer Antony White QC's arguments on 22 May came as Richard Lloyd brings an attempted representative action against the...

22 May 2018

JP Morgan sues hospitality chain for breach of contract

Chase Paymentech, JP Morgan's payment processing subsidiary, has accused US hospitality chain Landry's of breach of contract for failing to reimburse it for payments it allegedly made on Landry's behalf following a data breach in 2015. In a lawsuit filed in the US District Court...

22 May 2018

Thailand establishes data protection knowledge centre

Thailand's cabinet has approved a general data protection bill days after the country's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society set up a new state agency that aims to raise awareness around the EU's GDPR and other data protection issues Speaking at a seminar about the potential...

22 May 2018

Claimant fights Google attempt to end UK 'Safari workaround' class action

Counsel to a class representative suing Google in the High Court of England and Wales have urged a judge not to issue an order that could end the litigation altogether, as he seeks to recover damages from a potential class of millions of consumers affected by the company's alleged...

21 May 2018

In-house lawyer: "Needle has moved considerably" on vendor liability for data breaches

A week away from the GDPR coming into force, the general counsel of a major global outsourcing company has said IT vendors cannot be expected to shoulder all risk for data breaches. Tom Webb in Seattle Speaking on a panel at ITechLaw's 2018 World Technology Law Conference on 18...

21 May 2018

Ashurst bolsters digital economy practice

Ashurst's Australia office has promoted two lawyers in its digital economy practice to partner. Melbourne-based Emma Butler, 37, and Karen Dwyer in Sydney joined the partnership on 1 May. Their promotions boost the number of Australia-based partners in Ashurst's digital economy...

18 May 2018