Compared to the US, European data and privacy protection rules seem Draconian. The European rules apply to any enterprise doing business in the EU. The new rules are far more stringent than the last set. This book is a quick guide to the directives for companies, particularly US, that have to comply with them. Where US organizations and businesses who collect or receive EU personal data fail to comply with the rule, the bottom line can suffer from very significant official fines and penalties, as well as from users, customers or representative bodies to pursuing litigation. This guide is essential for all US enterprises who directly or indirectly deal with EU personal data.
Paul Lambert, BA, LLB, LLB, CTMA, PhD, lawyer, consultant, adjunct lecturer, is a leading authority of European data protection regulations, as well as the author of various books on data protection, internet, social media and courtroom broadcasting including The Laws of the Internet (4th edition), International Handbook of Social Media Laws, A Users's Guide to Data Protection and Television Courtroom Broadcasting Effects: The Empirical Research and the Supreme Court Challenge (University Press of America) and has published many articles in various professional, trade and academic journals including the European Intellectual Property Review. He speaks regularly at conferences and events across Europe and Asia on the data protection, internet, intellectual property, information technology and courtroom broadcasting. He is also frequently interviewed in various national and international media such as the Sunday Times.