Seeking New Members(locations)

LAWorld welcomes applications from any jurisdiction where we do not currently have a member firm. In particular, we are interested in applications from the following places:

Asia/Pacific:
Seoul, S. Korea
Wellington, New Zealand
Jakarta, Indonesia
Manilla, Phillipines
Bangkok, Thailand
Hanoi, Vietnam
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sydney (Corporate), Brisbane, Canberra, Australia

North America:
Western Canada, Canada
Vancouver/ Montreal, Canada
Dallas - Corporate
Houston
Denver
Atlanta
Silicon Valley
Boston

Europe and Middle East:
Sofia, Bulgaria
Glasgow, Scotland
Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart, Germany
Rome, Turin Trieste, Italy
Reykjavik, Iceland
Oslo, Norway
Prstina, Kosovo
Riga, Latvia
Vilnius, Lithuania
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Skopje, Macedonia
Valleta, Malta
Chisinau, Moldova
Monaco, Monaco
Podgorica, Montenegro
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ljubljana, Slovakia
Kiev, Ukraine

South America:
Lima, Peru
Havana, Cuba
Panama City, Panama
Montevideo, Uruguay
Caracas, Venezuela

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)

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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

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