Privacy and data protection: 2012 in review
Privacy and data protection continue to be an exploding area of focus for regulators in the United States and beyond. This Special Report gives in-house counsel and others responsible for privacy and data protection an overview of some of the major developments in this area in 2012 around the globe, as well as a prediction of what is to come in 2013.
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In a speech delivered at the College of Europe in Bruges on 14 January 2013, Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Commissioner responsible for Competition, stated that the Commission hopes to settle around half of its outstanding cartel investigations in 2013, using the settlement procedure instituted in July 2008.
On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.