UK Privacy Law Not Adequate After Brexit EU Commission Notice

  On January 9th, 2018, the EU Commission (EUC) issued a UK data protection Stakeholder Notice. The EUC Notice states that at this time there are “considerable uncertainties” regarding whether UK Data Protection Laws will be adequate after Brexit to permit international transfers of personal data from EU/EEA member countries to the UK. This is because […]

A New Era Dawns in EU Data Protection: Coming Attractions under the GDPR

The European Commission issued an announcement yesterday of its agreement with the other two major government actors within the EU to adopt a new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) to govern data protection and data security issues throughout the EU. Intended to completely replace the 1995 EU Data Directive (the “Data Directive”), the GDPR will […]

European Commission Attacks Luxembourg Amazon Hybrid Structure As Illegal State Aid

Introduction On January 16, 2015 the European Commission (“EC”) released its report that certain favorable tax rulings Luxembourg granted Amazon (circa 2003) have been preliminarily deemed to constitute illegal state aid under European law. State aid occurs when a European Union country grants advantages (e.g. grants, interest and tax reliefs, guarantees, government holdings of all […]