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EDPB publishes new guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor

On 2 September 2020, the European Data Protection Board (‘EDPB’) published new guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor in the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). These guidelines are open for public consultation until 19 October 2020. The new guidelines will replace the previous guidelines on the same concepts, which were issued by the … Continue Reading

Germany finally implements the Trade Secrets Directive!

With Germany finally implementing the Trade Secrets Directive into their national law, know-how theft cases are becoming more frequent.  Whilst questions have been raised around adequate protection for whistle blowers and journalists, many see the new laws as a positive move towards better know-how protection in Germany. For more information, and to read Frankfurt IP … Continue Reading

GDPR: Three months to go

On February 22, 2018, Reed Smith’s IP, Tech & Data Group hosted a webinar discussing key priorities and strategies for compliance during the final three months remaining before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. We have prepared a benchmarking report based on the data of more than 250 respondents spanning … Continue Reading

Draft of the Data Protection Bill Published by the UK Government

On 14 September 2017, the Government published the long-awaited draft of the Data Protection Bill (the Bill). The Bill will incorporate the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 into UK law. While the Bill will repeal the existing Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA), it preserves many of the tailored exemptions which continue to exist … Continue Reading

Implementing the GDPR: Reed Smith Webinar on Planning your Path to Compliance in 2017

We are hosting a webinar on January 30, 2017, to discuss the new obligations global organisations with interests in Europe will need to meet to comply with the GDPR. With just over 16 months to go until the Regulation will be enforced, it is vital that you understand the requirements and that you are able to … Continue Reading

ICANN urged to take international and security rules seriously by Council of Europe

The Council of Europe released a Declaration encouraging the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (‘ICANN’), when developing policies for the Internet’s domain name system, to consider international privacy, security and human rights laws and policies. The Council has no legal power to force any changes on ICANN, but, having official observer status within … Continue Reading

ICANN 53 Global Meeting

At a standing-room-only meeting on the evening of June 21, 2015 – at the ICANN 53 global meeting in Buenos Aires – Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling, administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), gave his comments on the current timeline for the transition of the IANA (i.e., technical) functions of ICANN. The bottom … Continue Reading

Domain Dispatches: NETmundial Is Right Around The Corner

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil will host NETmundial – the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance. Approximately 800 people will descend on Sao Paulo to spend two days and nights discussing, debating, arguing, cajoling, pleading, and demanding potential changes in the governance of the Internet. Hundreds more will participate … Continue Reading

ICANN Goes to Singapore

This post was written by Gregory S. Shatan. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held its 49th semi-annual meeting in Singapore in March.  Reed Smith partner, Gregory Shatan, provided real time reports Straight from Singapore on our sister blog AdLaw By Request.     Reed Smith LLP is licensed to operate as … Continue Reading

Wrap-up from Durban

On the 6th and final day of ICANN 47, partner Greg Shatan reports on the anxiously awaited Government Advisory Committee Durban Communiqué and the ICANN Public Forum, as well as the Generic Names Supporting Organization Wrap-Up Session. To read additional updates from Greg regarding ICANN 47, visit our sister blog, AdLaw By Request.… Continue Reading

The Latest from Durban

Our sister blog, AdLaw By Request, continues to report on the latest from Durban as ICANN 47 officially kicked off in all its glory with over 1800 delegates from 92 countries. Reed Smith partner Gregory Shatan continues to report on the sessions for Day 3 and Day 4 in South Africa.… Continue Reading

Early Working Meetings Before ICANN 47: Dispatch from Durban

Reed Smith partner Gregory Shatan begins ICANN 47 early with a number of working meetings over the weekend of various ICANN groups, including the Generic Names Supporting Organization (“GNSO”), Commercial Stakeholder Group and the GNSO members on the ICANN Board, New gTLD Program Committee (“NGPC” of the ICANN Board with the Government Advisory Committee (“GAC”) and … Continue Reading

Durban Welcomes ICANN Conference

In anticipation of the planned roll-out of over 1300 new top level domains, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is meeting in Durban, South Africa from July 13-18. Luckily, you don’t have to travel to South Africa to know what’s going on. Reed Smith partner Gregory Shatan will be providing regular real time … Continue Reading

ICANN Releases List of Domain Name Applications

This post was written by Amy S. Mushahwar. Reed Smith is actively monitoring the changing top-level domain name environment that has large implications for Internet security, stability and navigability. On June 13, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) released the list of the domain names applied for, with more than 1930 applications … Continue Reading