Debating the “Where” of Online Jurisdiction
PRIVACY LAWOctober 11, 2013
In two European cases making headlines this week, U.S. online powerhouses successfully claimed European data protection regulators lacked jurisdiction to regulate their activity. These cases join a long line of disputes pitting global online companies against national privacy regulators and raising to the fore the thorny questions of personal jurisdiction and applicable law on the Internet. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Westin Research Fellow Dennis Holmes examines how online jurisdiction is likely to be affected by two major upcoming factors.