On June 25, 2013, the Advocate-General of the EU Court of Justice delivered his Opinion in a case against Google that questioned whether individuals have a right to have search result links about them erased. This blog entry provides further details on the case and the Advocate-General’s Opinion that individuals have no such right under existing law.
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On June 5, 2013, Hunton and Williams hosted a seminar on the Draft EU Regulation in the firm’s London office. Hunton and Williams and the UK Ministry of Justice presented on the operation and effects of the “consistency mechanism” to be introduced in the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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On January 28, 2013, the London office of Hunton & Williams hosted an event in honor of European Data Privacy Day, assembling a unique panel of the current and three former UK Information Commissioners, and the UK Minister of State for Justice Lord McNally. In this blog entry, we provide highlights of each presentation, including background information on data protection law in the UK.
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On January 28, 2013, the London office of Hunton hosted a book launch for the fourth edition of Rosemary Jay’s Data Protection Law and Practice, by publisher Sweet and Maxwell. The event was attended by all of the UK Information Commissioners past and present as well as the UK Minister of State for Justice.
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Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce the firm maintained its “Band 1” ranking in Data Protection in the 2013 edition of Chambers UK, with London-based principals Bridget Treacy, Richard Thomas and Rosemary Jay ranked as leading lawyers.
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On February 7, 2012, the UK Ministry of Justice launched a Call for Evidence to better understand which provisions of the European Commission’s recent legislative proposals are likely to be of greatest concern to UK businesses. Responses are due by March 6.
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