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Avoiding data protection pitfalls: Spotlight on cross-border investigations

07 January 2016

Avoiding data protection pitfalls: Spotlight on cross-border investigations Credit: Thijs ter Haar on Flickr ( CC BY 2.0)

The EU’s recent decision to abandon its 15-year-old Safe Harbour rules covering data transfers to the US is likely to cause major headaches for lawyers carrying out internal investigations. Toby Duthie at Forensic Risk Alliance and Simon Taylor at Weil Gotshal & Manges explain why.