European Union

  • Finland enacts new privacy laws

    The goals of the changes, according the body governing electronic communications, were: improving consumer protection, boosting information security and creating more equal telecoms markets.

  • Year in review: Top IP trends of 2014

    Click through the slideshow below to take a trip back in time and see the biggest stories of 2014 in the intellectual property space.

  • The employees’ cyber shield

    While there are similarities when it comes to protecting consumer and employee information, knowing some key differences can help in-house counsel institute preventive measures and limit damaging litigation if disaster does strike.

  • Rising to the occasion

    The increasing risk to reputation and financial status is now bringing others to the table when it comes to cybersecurity and privacy, and legal can have a considerable impact on protecting a corporation against cyber-compromise.

  • Are smartphones a boon or a bane to employers?

    As employees utilize technology more at work, employers have responded with computer-usage policies, some of which contain statements that employers may monitor employees’ computer and network usage.

  • The Luxembourg Loophole

    A set of leaked documents have revealed that dozens of American companies have been funneling money to subsidiaries in Luxembourg, using a complicated financial process to dodge taxes in other nations.

  • Former FTC advisor Kestenbaum joins Perkins Coie

    Kestenbaum was most recently senior legal advisor to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, whom she counseled on an array of privacy, advertising and other consumer protection issues.

  • Destination: Europe

    If your business unit wants to expand operations into the European Union, it falls on the shoulders of the legal department to develop a strategy to protect your valuable intellectual property, and to do so within a certain budget.

  • 5 critical things to consider when implementing an e-discovery strategy

    Discovery and the legal hold process were once simply an inevitable component of the litigation process, but the advent of digitally stored information and the proliferation of communications on multiple networked platforms have made the hold process and e-discovery infinitely more complicated than ever. For large and frequently litigious organizations,...

  • A how-to: Protecting privacy interests in outsourcing

    By following these steps, companies can proactively manage privacy compliance and security threats, thereby reducing risk and maximizing the intended benefits of outsourcing.

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