Germany to Google: Respect data privacy

BERLIN - (AP) Germany's Foreign Minister has warned Google co-founder Larry Page to respect the nation's data protection laws in an escalating dispute over the U.S. Internet giant's "Street View" mapping program. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke with Page on Thursday...

ICO Issues Its Largest Fine against a Single Entity for Date Security Breach

Excerpt: 2011 Emerging Issues 5859 Summary: On June 9, 2011, the UK's data privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office, imposed its biggest fine to date against a single data controller for breaching the UK's Data Protection Act of 1998. The ICO issued a monetary penalty...

Fulbright: Foreign Investigations - A Case Study

View Media With the widely-reported increase in FCPA enforcement by the U.S. DOJ and SEC, and the new UK Bribery Act recently taking effect, corporations are increasingly required to conduct anti-bribery due diligence and investigations across the globe. Yet EU data privacy laws often seem to...

Hans-Josef Vogel on Social Media Plug-Ins: Recent Court Decisions in Germany

By Hans-Josef Vogel Social media plug-ins, such as the Facebook "Like" button, have become ubiquitous on the internet. Their legal implications are yet not fully determined. Issues of both data protection law and fair trade matters are commonly disputed. Two recent German court decisions...