Data Protection Regulation – EU Parliament Latest Resolution

On 12th March 2014, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of new data protection laws.  The formal First Reading vote confirms the text of the draft Regulation approved by Parliament's LIBE Committee in October 2013.

This is, however, far from the end of the journey to new EU data protection law: the Council of Ministers has yet to finish its review of the Regulation, which must then be agreed with the Parliament.


Bird & Bird wins several awards in the international Who's Who Legal Awards 2014

Bird & Bird is pleased to announce that our firm won several awards at the Who's Who Legal Awards ceremony which took place in New York on Monday 31 March.


European Parliament votes for compulsory "Made in …" labels

In April 2014 The European Parliament voted that manufacturers should be required to label all non-food goods with their country of origin. The new law will not only make the labelling mandatory, it may also change well-established rules already in place in several member states of the EU.