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Right to be Forgotten - Casting a Wider Net

Man hiding in a paper bagThe Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published, in its document WP 225, Guidelines on the Implementation of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Judgment on Google Spain and Inc. v. Agencia Espanola de Proteccion des Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja GonzalezC-131/12 (Guidelines) to provide its interpretation of the CJEU’s ruling, and identify the criteria that will be used by the EU/EEA Member States Data Protection Authorities when addressing complaints from individuals following a denial of de-listing requests.

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White House Big Data Report

Big data tools offer astonishing and powerful opportunities to unlock previously inaccessible insights from new and existing data sets. Large amounts of data are processing through new techniques and technologies, dissecting the digital footprints individuals leave behind, and revealing a surprising number of personal details. As a result, big data analytics have the potential to eclipse longstanding civil rights protections in how personal information is used in housing, credit, employment, health, education, and the marketplace.

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Use of Cloud Computing in a Law Office

Attorney and law firms are increasingly interested in taking advantage of the proliferation of cloud computing services in their law practice. For example, they might wish to use web-based email to interact with their clients, subscribe to customer relationship management (CRM) services that are offered as Software as a Service (SaaS) to manage their customer and prospect lists. They may be tempted to store documents in the many storage services that are offered at no charge. New options are emerging every day, as more applications are developed and marketed.

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Hot Issues in Data Privacy and Security

altData privacy and security issues, laws and regulations are published, modified and superseded at a rapid pace around the world. The past ten years, in particular, have seen a significant uptake in the number of laws and regulations that address data privacy or security on all continents. On March 1, 2013, a program held at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, titled “Hot Issues in Global Privacy and Security”, featured attorneys practicing on all continents who provided an update of the privacy, security and data protection laws in their respective countries.

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Foreign Laws on Government Access to Data

Companies and individuals who upload their files in the cloud often ask (or should ask) the question: "Where are my files and who can have access to them?"

In a prior article, we analyzed the laws that regulate US government access to data. In this article we will review their equivalent in three countries on three continents. What may be surprising to some is that most countries grant their law enforcement or intelligence services extensive powers that are similar to, and at times more substantial than, those of their U.S. counterparts.

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