Latest blog articles with tag protection

  • The next step in the Finish tax data saga

    The next step in the Finish tax data saga

    29 June 2017
    The ECtHR’s Satamedia judgment juxtaposes issues of data protection and freedom of expression relating to the (re-)publication of public tax data.
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    Absurd claim

    21 February 2017
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    Jan Smits in Law
    On 9 April 2011 a gunman killed 6 people in a shopping mall in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn. A group of victims now claims damages from the gunman’s parents, claiming that they should have prevented their son from this horrendous act. The claim will fail: on the facts of the case, there is no basis for liability of the parents. (Dutch only)
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    Safe Harbour Case: Safeguarding European Fundamental Rights or Creating a Patchwork of National Data Protection?

    14 October 2015
    On Tuesday, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision invalid. The Court’s ruling in Case C-362/14 of the Austrian Internet activist Maximillian Schrems v the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is a milestone in the protection of European fundamental rights, but it also preserves space for different national supervisory standards and national discretion on whether data may actually be transferred. Is the ruling opening the way for a patchwork of national data protection? How does this ruling...
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    Protecting the Community Method: The Commission’s Power to Withdraw Legislative Proposals

    1 May 2015
    Two weeks ago, in Case C-409/13 Council v. Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union established that the European Commission is entitled to withdraw a proposal for a legislative act where it fears that the European Parliament and the Council will amend it in a manner which would undermine the objectives the Commission had in mind. For most EU law students and practitioners this conclusion will not come as a surprise and come close to stating nothing but the obvious. None the less, the Court’s statement on the Commission’s right to withdraw...
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