Data & It Law Week, vol. 23: Google Case reflections, M&A issues and US case law, Data Broker contracts

The article gives an overview of the most interesting articles in last 7 days.


Google Case – interpretations

It might be an evergreen. However, Google Case about the right to be forgotten is so important, that it still raises many controversies and discussions.

This overview is very useful for anyone, who would like to find arguments for both interpretations. It lists all scholar writing about the issue. A wonderful resource!

Google had already started to take necessary precautions to satisfy the requirements set by the case. It had introduced a special form for Right to be forgotten submissions from people. On the first day, it received over 12,000 submissions!


Data protection and Mergers & Acquisitions

In the M&A due diligence process, data protection issues are often underestimated. However, in data & it law (link), we have already addressed some important issues to care about in due diligence.

New developments and US case law is nicely summarized in this article by JDSupra. It deals with terms “Commercially Reasonable Efforts”, good faith, instalment sales or liability issues.


How to deal with a Data Broker?

Lawyers from Pierce Atwood LLP present a list of issues, you need to take care about, in case that you deal with a data broker.

  1. Transparency is key
  2. Provide Consumer Access and Choice
  3. Limit Data Collection and Retention
  4. Pay Attention to the Permitted and Prohibited Uses of Data
  5. Think Twice Before Collecting and Sharing Sensitive Information

For more information, follow the link above.


Quick links

How eBay´s Data Breach exposed 145 Million User Records

Article about a Data Breach Insurance Coverage

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