Posts from Allen & Overy

GDPR: the litigation perspective

In the final countdown to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, a few leading commentators offer their thoughts on whether this is big news for dispute resolution lawyers, plus their top tips for practitioners.

What does the new General Data Protection Regulation mean for litigators?

After over three years of discussion, the new EU data protection framework has finally been agreed. It takes the form of a regulation: the General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Directive, will be directly applicable in all member states without the need for implementing national legislation, and is likely to … Continue reading What does the new General Data Protection Regulation mean for litigators?

Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner: implications for litigators

We have all read the headlines (“You say Safe Harbor, we say Safe Harbour, let’s call the whole thing off?”), but what does the Court of Justice’s judgment in Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner C-362/14 mean for litigators? There are two circumstances when litigators tend to think about data protection: as part of a disclosure … Continue reading Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner: implications for litigators