Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to fine Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google’s search engine:

Today, the Commission has decided to fine Google 4.34 billion euros for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has engaged in illegal practices to cement its dominant market position in internet search. It must put an effective end to this conduct within 90 days or face penalty payments.Google’s search engine is its flagship product. Every year, Google generates more than 95 billion US dollars from adverts, such as those shown to and clicked on by users of Google Search. And much of this revenue is thanks to the rise of smart mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets.Today, mobile internet makes up more than half of global internet traffic. It has changed the lives of millions of Europeans. No matter if we’re waiting for the metro, sitting in a meeting room or discussing with friends at the dinner table – more and more our hands reach for our smartphones and tablets to find the information we are looking for.

Source: European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to fine Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google’s search engine

As cross-border data flows become a vital part of business practices, countries look to amend or enact privacy laws that reflect the demands of a surging digitalized global economy. The Asia-Pacific region in particular has seen a tightening of its data protection regulatory environment that has led to major developments in the implementation and enforcement of privacy and data security laws. For example, in February 2017, Australia amended the Australia Privacy Act 1988 to include mandatory breach notifica

Source: Data Privacy Law in the Asia-Pacific Region – Stay Safe Online

Artikel 29-gruppen offentliggjorde i december 2017 en vejledning om samtykke som behandlingsgrundlag ved behandling af personoplysninger. Denne vejledning foreligger nu i endelig form.Artikel 29-gruppen, der består af medlemmer fra de enkelte nationale europæiske ‎datatilsyn, sendte i december 2017 et udkast til vejledning om samtykke i høring. Formålet med vejledningen er at bidrage til at give svar på, hvornår samtykke udgør et gyldigt behandlingsgrundlag i forhold til databeskyttelsesforordningen.Det var indtil den 23. januar 2018 muligt at komme med bemærkninger til vejledningen. Vejledningen findes nu i endelig form, og kan læses her.

Source: Endelig vejledning om samtykke fra Artikel 29-gruppen | NorrbomVinding

Folketinget har vedtaget en ny lov om forretningshemmeligheder, der samler hele den danske regulering om forretningshemmeligheder.

Den lov, der skal implementere EU-direktivet om forretningshemmeligheder, er nu enstemmigt blevet vedtaget i Folketinget. Loven træder i kraft den 9. juni 2018.

Formålet med den nye lov er dels at styrke beskyttelsen af forretningshemmeligheder, dels at sikre ens vilkår på tværs af EU og dels at samle den danske regulering på området.

Når den nye lov træder i kraft, vil den hidtidige regulering i markedsføringslovens § 23 om erhvervshemmeligheder blive ophævet. For god ordens skyld bør man derfor som arbejdsgiver overveje at justere eventuelle ‎henvisninger til markedsføringslovens § 23 i sine standardkontrakter og andre dokumenter.

Af  Morten Langer, Partner

http://norrbomvinding.com

Source: Lov om forretnings-hemmeligheder vedtaget | NorrbomVinding

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After the conclusion of coalition talks between the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU)/German Christian Social Union (CSU) and German Social Democratic Party (SPD), the following changes to labor law will be pursued by the upcoming grand coalition government.
Link: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/global-germany-plans-for-labor-law.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+shrm%2Fglobalhr+%28SHRM+Online+Global+HR+News%29
Author: SHRM Global
Date: 1st March 2018, 01:49