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Firms that breach data rules may be fined up to €100m

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A resolution of the European Parliament last month saw MEPs call for an end to blanket mass surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency. The resolution was made in the context of a report and recommendations by MEPs aimed at increasing EU citizens’ privacy through EU-wide data protection rules. MEPs want to see firms […]

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Website owners can link to protected works, court rules

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January and February have seen a number of EU law developments. In Case C-466/12 (Nils Svensson and Others v Retriever Sverige AB) a question on interpretation of EU law was raised by a Swedish court before the Court of Justice regarding press articles written by Swedish journalists which were published on a freely accessible basis […]

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Time spent in prison ‘cannot count towards EU residence’

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The first weeks of 2014 and the closing weeks of 2013 saw the European Court of Justice deliver a number of interesting decisions. In cases C-378/12 and C-400/12 Onuekwere, the court concluded that periods of time spent in prison cannot be counted as part of the five years of legal residence after which one is […]

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