Why EU Data Protection Rules Matter To US Litigators

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 1:08 PM EST) -- One of the biggest challenges facing U.S. lawyers working in cross-border litigation involving the U.K. or other countries in the European Union is data protection. The U.S. courts' requirement for full-scale discovery of documents conflicts with European data protection laws. U.S. lawyers need to tread carefully to ensure that their clients do not fall foul of possible criminal sanctions for breach of data protection laws in the EU in an effort to comply with discovery obligations.

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