Welcome to LAWorld

Quality legal advice anywhere in the world

LAWorld is a non-exclusive international legal network of 55 independent mid sized law firms covering most of the major commercial centres around the world, with more than 1350 lawyers across 90 cities. Its central purpose is to provide the clients of its members with instant access to quality legal advice anywhere in the world.

Attachments

Download the LAWorld Brochure here

LAWorld News

The end of personal data transfers to the US under the Safe Harbour scheme

On 6 October, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared the Commission┬┤s US Safe Harbor Decision invalid. This has caused considerable complications for any company that relied on the Safe Harbor to, for example, transfer customer data to the United States or used cloud services whose providers have their servers in the US. 

Under the Safe Harbor scheme companies could freely transfer personal data form the European Union to companies and organizations that voluntarily followed privacy protection principles and were listed on the Safe Harbor List. Numerous companies, including Facebook, Google and MasterCard, relied on the Safe Harbor. The decision is a reaction to the revelations of Edward Snowden, who published information about the US security services┬┤ massive global monitoring of telephone and electronic communication.

CJEU based its decision on two facts in particular. First, the US law under which public authorities have general access to the content of electronic communications interferes with the fundamental right to privacy. Second, in the US there is no effective legal protection against such interference. 

In addition, CJEU stated that the existence of a Commission decision declaring that a third country ensures an adequate level of protection of personal data does not eliminate the power of national personal data protection authorities to independently examine whether data transfers to such third country are legal. In practice, this could lead to a disunited approach by national authorities with respect to personal data transfers to third counties. 

Mgr. Eva Bajakova, Junior Associate (eva.bajakova@randalegal.com)

Mgr. Matyas Kuzela, Senior Associate (matyas.kuzela@randalegal.com)

Business News

Global slowdown fears overshadow Singapore aviation show
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:01:13 GMT
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Aerospace leaders gathering for this week's Singapore Airshow face conflicting...
Greek PM says differences between lenders delaying bailout review: paper
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:10:16 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that differences between the...
Dijsselbloem rejects calls for looser banking rules
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:01:25 GMT
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem rejected calls for banking union regula...
China Lunar New Year holiday retail sales up 11.2 percent year-on-year
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:14:48 GMT
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's retail sales grew 11.2 percent during the week-long Lunar New Year vacat...

Upcoming Events

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting and Lawyers Next Generation (Budapest) from 5pm on Friday the 16th of September, 2016 to 5pm on Saturday the 17th of September, 2016

LAWorld Annual Conference (Cape Town) from 5pm on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2016 to 2pm on Friday the 8th of April, 2016

See All Events
 
LAWorld
Email: mail@laworld.com