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DLA Piper LLP: Russia’s Data Localization Requirement Will Take Effect Sept. 1
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by DLA Piper

By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich Russia’s much publicized changes to its data protection rules come into force as of September 1, 2015. These changes are broadly, and vaguely, written and apply to almost anyone handling the personal data... Read More

FTC Settles Claims Against Data Brokers Under FCRA
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by Troutman Sanders

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... Read More

DLA Piper: European Parliament Passes the Data Protection Regulation
Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

DLA Piper: France’s Data Protection Authority Unveils Inspection Targets For 2014
Posted on 20 May 2014 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

DLA Piper: Bill of Law on Internet-Related Matters is Approved in Brazil
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

DLA Piper Legal Alert: Important Changes to Russian Data Protection Laws
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by DLA Piper

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... Read More