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Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Eduardo Ustaran

EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement Gets ‘Amber Light’ from Article 29 Working Party

The Article 29 Working Party issued a revealing statement about the so-called EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement, which is aimed at creating a high-level data protection framework in the context of transatlantic cooperation on criminal law enforcement.

As a sign of support for the deal, the Working Party welcomes the initiative to set up a general data protection framework in relation to … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy

Hogan Lovells Represents Major Tech Companies in Apple iPhone Case

As reported in The New York Times, Hogan Lovells represented a diverse group of 15 major technology companies, such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Snapchat, and Cisco, in filing last week an amicus brief in In re Search of an Apple iPhone. The Times reports:

‘These companies, which are often fierce competitors, have joined together to voice concern about Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Eduardo Ustaran

Why Silicon Valley Should Care About the UK Investigatory Powers Bill

The need for proper and legitimate powers to enable intelligence and law enforcement agencies to do their job and keep everyone safe requires little justification. We live in a dangerous and uncertain world where anyone can be a victim of intolerance. So in a show of political awareness and legislative dexterity, the UK government is currently seeking to adopt a … Continue Reading

Posted in Policy & Regulation, Telecoms & Broadband Mark Taylor

Hogan Lovells Assists Vodafone in the Preparation of its First Law Enforcement Disclosure Report

Vodafone’s publication last Friday of its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Reportattracted global press attention and comment. The report provides detailed insight into the legal frameworks, governance principles and operating procedures associated with responding to demands for assistance from law enforcement and intelligence agencies in 29 countries in which Vodafone operates.

Our London office team worked closely with Vodafone’s own … Continue Reading