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CJEU: Operation of peer-to-peer sharing platform may qualify as copyright infringement

In a preliminary judgment of 14 June 2017, Case C-610/15, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) held that the making available and management of a peer-to-peer sharing platform may constitute a copyright infringement. Facts of the case In the underlying main proceedings before the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Stichting Brein, a Dutch … Continue Reading

GDPR: Countdown to Compliance Breakfast Roundtable

On 23 May 2017, our European IT, Privacy and Data Security team hosted a breakfast roundtable to discuss the most pertinent GDPR questions that our clients are facing, with only 12 months to go until the GDPR comes fully into effect. With the many new and enhanced obligations that the GDPR is introducing for businesses, … Continue Reading

YouTube Boosts Transparency with New Option to Disclose Paid Ads

As companies increasingly implement voluntary measures to enhance transparency among their user base, this month, YouTube introduced the option for creators to feature paid promotion disclosures on video content. Click here to read more on our sister blog AdLaw By Request.… Continue Reading

“Battle-ready” Privacy Shield gets muted welcome from EU data protection authorities

On 26 July, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) released a statement outlining its opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which was adopted by the European Commission earlier this month. After praising the improvements implemented by the Commission and U.S. authorities since its last critical opinion, the WP29 outlined some remaining concerns, including … Continue Reading

European Commission Publishes Communication on Cybersecurity

On 5 July, the European Commission (“EC”) published a communication outlining measures to improve resilience to cyber incidents, improve cooperation and information sharing, and promote innovation and competition in the European cybersecurity industry.   The communication highlights the EC’s intention to take cooperation, knowledge, and capacity to the next level, particularly through the imminent introduction … Continue Reading

Federal Government and Its Contractors Exempt from the TCPA, FCC Rules

TCPA class actions continue to plague companies around the country, but a recent FCC ruling means that one big caller doesn’t have to worry: the federal government, as well as its contractors. On July 5, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a declaratory ruling that broadly exempted the federal government and its contractors from the … Continue Reading

The Consumer Rights Act 2015: What does it mean for Businesses in the UK?

On October 1, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 went into effect in the UK.  Divided into three parts, the Act applies to the entire United Kingdom, and extends consumer rights and significantly restructures overall business-to-consumer relationships.  We have summarized the legislation and identified ways in which UK businesses that deal with consumers will likely be affected.  In … Continue Reading
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