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Category Archives: Consumer Protection

Google, the House of Lords and the timing of the EU Data Protection Regulation

(LONDON) Could the European Court of Justice’s May 13, 2014 Google Spain decision delay the adoption of the EU Data Protection Regulation? In the Google Spain “Right to be Forgotten” case, the ECJ held that Google must remove links to a newspaper article containing properly published information about a Spanish individual on the basis that …

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European Commission Discusses Big Data

The European Commission (the Commission) recently issued a press release recognizing the potential of data collection and exploitation (or “big data”) and urging governments to embrace the positive aspects of big data. The Commission summarized four main problems that have been identified in public consultations on big data: Lack of cross-border coordination Insufficient infrastructure and funding opportunities A shortage …

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