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Report On US-EU Privacy Shield: Needs Work!

The EU Commission noted that while the Privacy Shield “continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for the personal data transferred from the EU to participating companies in the U.S” only around 2,400 companies (of tens of thousands doing business in the EU) have now been certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce. To […]

What you don’t know about EU DATA PRIVACY law and why you need to know it today.

Outside a select group of specialists in IT law (and the even more limited and select group of data privacy law specialists), few company advisors or corporate legal departments truly understand how to be in perfect compliance with European Union data privacy regulations. Yet nearly every company doing business in the EU has to comply. […]

US DOJ brings in FBI to investigate News Corp bribes to Scotland Yard.

When details emerged last July that employees of News International (the press arm of News Corp) had possibly bribed 5 Scotland Yard police officers, the FCPA red alert must surely have sounded in News Corp’s legal department. Since then, News has brought in a number of heavy hitters to cover them, including immediately hiring Mark Mendelsohn from Paul […]

US F.D.A. Approves Ivacaftor

Bravo to Vertex for bringing this to market. Molecules to address the genetic basis of a disease are incredibly expensive to develop and market. Even though this only addresses one of the mutated genes (G551D) that cause Cystic Fibrosis, it brings hope. Respiratory illnesses are horribly painful and I hope that the relief this provides […]

PIP founder arrested at home. Denies industrial silicone was harmful.

Jean-Claude Mas was reported arrested this morning at dawn according to France Info radio. He admits using unapproved for human use industrial grade silicone in his breast implants but claims that they caused no harm. One of the charges the investigative judge  is bringing against him is involuntary homicide–this was the basis of his detention […]

EU Telecoms Package Directive and Cookies: Some compliance tips.

The French Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) recently published some advice on how to implement the new requirement that web site users consent to the placement of cookies on their devices by sites they visit. According to the Directive, neither a warning in the site’s Terms of Service (ToS) or acceptance through browser […]

Facing inquiries?

You have had a lot of success in the marketplace and you may in fact be the market leader. With success comes responsibility–the obligation to engage in fair competition and to respect your distributors. Do you want to know the 5 secrets to how you can ensure competition law compliance and maintain friendly relations with the […]