“The Right to be Forgotten” in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

“The Right to be Forgotten” in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

Christine Prorok Vol. 37 Associate Editor Vol. 38 Online Content Editor In a world where information posted to the Internet is so widely available and difficult to control, data privacy can seem out of reach. However, a right that was recently recognized in the European Union has attempted to push back on the notion that […]

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The E.U. – U.S. Privacy Shield

The E.U. – U.S. Privacy Shield

Corina McIntyre, Vol. 37 Associate Editor In October 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) struck down the U.S.-E.U. transatlantic “Safe Harbor” pact used by thousands of companies to transfer European citizens’ data to the U.S. For 15 years the Safe Harbor pact had “allowed more than 4,000 companies to avoid cumbersome E.U. data transfer […]

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The Safe Harbor Principles: What They Were and What Their Invalidation Means

The Safe Harbor Principles: What They Were and What Their Invalidation Means

Silvia Raithel, Vol. 37 Associate Editor In 1995, the European Parliament and Council passed the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) (the “Directive”).[1] The Directive requires that the transfer of personal data out of the European Economic Area to another country only take place if the other country ensures an adequate level of protection for the […]

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