Shielded—EU Approves Privacy Pact with the U.S.

The European Commission approved the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield on Tuesday, July 12, after European Union member states, through the Article 31 committee, approved the pact the previous week (more on the draft adequacy decision back in March here and the earlier agreement laying out the Privacy Shield here).

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More Uncertainty in Managing Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions: Leave to Appeal Granted in Ammazzini V Anglo American PLC

More Uncertainty in Managing Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions: Leave to Appeal Granted in Ammazzini V Anglo American PLC

In the recent decision of Ammazzini v Anglo American PLC (“Ammazzini”), 2016 SKCA 73, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal granted leave to appeal an order made in chambers conditionally staying a proposed multi-jurisdictional class action (the Ammazzini Action) against the respondents, Anglo American PLC, De Beers Canada Inc. and others, pending a certification decision in a similar class action commenced in Ontario by Kirk Brant (the Brant Action).

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