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Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Eugene Low

Right to be forgotten denied in the Chinese court

The Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court recently refused to recognise that there is a “right to be forgotten” under Chinese laws. However, the fact that this issue was expressly raised and discussed in the Chinese court highlights that litigants and courts in China have kept themselves apprised of data privacy developments elsewhere in the world. And while recognising that this … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy

Future-Proofing Privacy: New and Stronger Rights

The Regulation aims to strengthen the rights of individuals. It does so by retaining rights that already exist under the Data Protection Directive and introducing the new rights of data portability, the right to be forgotten, and certain rights in relation to profiling. In this chapter we look at each of these rights in turn and assess the likely practical … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy

Future-Proofing Privacy: Scope of the Application of the Law

What difference does a Regulation make?

Unlike EU ‘directives’, EU ‘regulations’ are by nature directly effective in EU Member States and so do not require further implementation into national laws. Previously, European data protection law was governed by the Data Protection Directive. It was the responsibility of Member States to implement the Data Protection Directive into their national law. When … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Natalia GulyaevaMaria Sedykh

Russian “Right to be Forgotten” Law: Update

The “Right to be Forgotten Law” (the “Law”) was signed by the Russian President on 13 July 2015 and will take effect on 1 January 2016.

The Law imposes an obligation on search engines that disseminate advertisements targeted at consumers located in Russia to remove search results listing information on individuals where such information is unlawfully disseminated, untrustworthy, outdated, … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Natalia GulyaevaMaria Sedykh

Russia Introduces a Right to be Forgotten

With the aim of keeping pace alongside European practice, on July 13th 2015, the Russian President signed into law a bill amending the Federal Law “On Information, information technologies and on protection of information” No. 149-FZ of 27 July 2006. This law (the “Law”) introduces in Russia the so-called “right to be forgotten” or “right to oblivion” and will take … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Policy & Regulation Mark ParsonsEugene Low

A Right to be Forgotten in Hong Kong?

A recent appeal against an enforcement notice issued by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong raised an interesting and highly controversial issue as to whether, and to what extent, individuals in Hong Kong have a “right to be forgotten” entitling them to deletion of personal data in the public domain.

This label of “right to be forgotten” … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Policy & Regulation Marco BerliriMassimiliano MasnadaSian Rudgard

Part 5: New and Stronger Rights

What’s the deal?

The Regulation aims to strengthen the rights of individuals. It does so by retaining rights that already exist under the Data Protection Directive and introducing the new rights of data portability, the right to be forgotten, and certain rights in relation to profiling. In this chapter we look at each of these rights in turn and assess … Continue Reading

Posted in Policy & Regulation

Taxation of the Digital Economy

The emergence of a digital economy presents challenging tax questions. The non-tangible nature of the new technologies affects the ability of the tax authorities to successfully tax digital transactions and leads to a shortfall in fiscal revenue. Governments are therefore trying to reform their tax rules in order to be able to tax part of the profits made by digital … Continue Reading