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Current Issue

PL&B International, Issue 155 | October 2018

Lead story:
Norway takes active role on the European stage

Norway adopted a GDPR-compliant national data protection law sooner than several EU countries. Its DPA actively participates in the EU mainstream. Stewart and Merrill Dresner report from Oslo. ...more

Back Issues

PL&B International, Issue 154 | August 2018

Lead story:
California passes strictest data privacy law in the US

Businesses covered by the new Act must work towards meeting the requirements before 1 January 2020. Michelle Hon Donovan and Sandra A. Jeskie of Duane Morris LLP report from California. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 153 | June 2018

Lead story:
The Danish transposition of GDPR: A few surprises

Peter Blume of Copenhagen University analyses the national specifics that include extending the scope beyond natural persons. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 152 | April 2018

Lead story:
Cambridge Analytica and Facebook: A wake-up call

How political campaigns may, and may not, profile voters for micro-targeted advertising ...more

PL&B International, Issue 151 | February 2018

Lead story:
Ireland issues Data Protection Bill to implement the GDPR

The long awaited Irish Data Protection Bill was published on 1 February 2018. Paul Lavery of McCann FitzGerald reports on the potentially controversial issues in the Bill. ...more