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09 December 2011

First Look: Leaked Draft of New EU Data Protection Regulation Suggests Significant Impacts for Global Businesses

A draft of a new EU Regulation on Data Protection to replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive was released un-officially earlier this week. The draft Regulation once adopted will have a significant impact on virtually all businesses established in the EU, or who carry on business with the EU, introducing significant internal compliance requirements and fines that range up to 5% of worldwide turnover.

In an article published by the Bureau of National Affairs, John Casanova and William Long of the London office of Sidley Austin and Alan Raul and Ed McNicholas of the Sidley Washington office provide their initial analysis of this significant new EU development. For further information on this development and other EU data protection requirements please contact John Casanova or William Long and for counseling in relation to US privacy issues please contact Alan Raul.

Reproduced with permission from Privacy & Security Law Report, Vol. 10 PVLR No. 48, 12/12/2011. Copyright 2011 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com

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07 July 2003

EU Regulation of Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Liability

The global nature of the Internet means that any business trading online is opening itself up to the possibility of trading with other businesses or customers based abroad. This is one of the enormous attractions of the Internet. However, the introduction of a foreign element to a business’s activities exposes it to issues of conflict of laws. Regardless of the business’s choice of law governing its activities and choice of court for handling any disputes, it may find that the laws of other countries apply or that the courts of other countries claim jurisdiction. So, it is important that any business engaged in e-commerce considers the implications of a global marketplace on its activities. This briefing note examines which courts have jurisdiction over a contract resulting from e-commerce and which law will be applied.

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12 April 2003

Regulation of Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Liability in the EU

The global nature of the Internet means that any business trading online is opening itself up to the possibility of trading with other businesses or customers based abroad. This is one of the enormous attractions of the Internet. However, the introduction of a foreign element to a business’s activities exposes it to issues of conflict of laws. Regardless of the business’s choice of law governing its activities and choice of court for handling any disputes, it may find that the laws of other countries apply or that the courts of other countries claim jurisdiction. So, it is important that any business engaged in e-commerce considers the implications of a global marketplace on its activities. This briefing note examines which courts have jurisdiction over a contract resulting from e-commerce and which law will be applied.

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