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European Court of Justice Rules on Deporting Refugees Convicted of Crimes

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that European Union (EU) member nations no longer have the right to deport a refugee for committing a serious crime, as long as the refugee can prove that returning to the home country would threaten his or her life. In the case of M and Others v.


A Safe Harbor Briefing from Giovanni Buttarelli

Yesterday, DataGuidance and Sidley Austin LLP hosted a live Q&A wilth Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), to discuss the state of play following the European Court of Justice's decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, which effectively invalidated the Safe Harbor framework.

Mr. Buttarelli outlines how the situation is being resolved and what practical options companies can consider in the wake of the decision.


Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner: Some Inconvenient Truths The European Court of Justice Ignores

Today’s decision by the European Court of Justice on safe harbor – Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, ably summarized by Lawfare’s Alex Loomis – ignores some very inconvenient truths about surveillance and privacy on both sides of the Atlantic. In this post, I explain what the ECJ ignores.

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