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The Right to Be Forgotten

New EU regulations on the protection of personal data

Just as bricks and mortar were the backbone of the old economy, personal data—including names, addresses, bank details, buying habits, credit references and Facebook “likes”—may be the stuff of the new. Which is why a new directive is attempting to meet the onslaught of digital information, and to regulate its collection and transfer. “When the first Data Protection Act came into force, the whole area was regarded as a geek’s tea party,” says Magnus Boyd, a data protection and …

A Question of Corporate Governance

Do corporations need guidelines or regulations?

For the past few years, the phrase “improved corporate governance” has caused concern in Britain’s company boardrooms. Its definitions are bewilderingly manifold. “Every aspect of corporate governance, from the issue of bonuses and remuneration through to accountability and the respective responsibilities of directors and management, has become a key focal point for investors,” says Covington & Burling corporate partner Simon Amies. The financial crisis started the dominoes …

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