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DLA Piper: European Parliament Passes the Data Protection Regulation

By Emma Thomas In a vote [March 12], the European Parliament has given its formal approval to its version of the new European Data Protection Regulation. With an approval given by 621 for, 10 against, 22 abstentions, the path is now set for the next phase of negotiation and agreement concerning the...

DLA Piper: Bill of Law on Internet-Related Matters is Approved in Brazil

By Adriano Chaves and Maria Paula Souza , Campos Mello Advogados law firm (Brazil)* The so-called “ Marco Civil da Internet ” (i.e. the Bill of Law 2,126/2011, which establishes a civil rights framework for the Internet) was voted and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives...

FTC Settles Claims Against Data Brokers Under FCRA

by Ethan Ostroff and Bryan Haynes Two data brokers settled charges brought by the FTC for $1.5 million based on allegations that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when selling consumer data. The FTC alleged the companies operated as consumer reporting agencies when providing reports...

DLA Piper: France’s Data Protection Authority Unveils Inspection Targets For 2014

By Carol A.F. Umhoefer and Jeanne Dauzier The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) has announced its 2014 inspection targets, with the goal of reaching 550 inspections for the year. Last year, the CNIL carried out 414 inspections. Capitalizing on a March 2014 law that authorizes the CNIL to...

DLA Piper Legal Alert: Important Changes to Russian Data Protection Laws

By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law amending the Law on Data Protection and Law on Information. The law requires all personal data operators – subject to few exceptions – to store and process any personal data of Russian individuals within...