London Partner Andrew Shindler was quoted in an article discussing the latest in a series of court decisions finding Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not absolutely bar companies from disclosing personal information of European Union residents during discovery in U.S. courts. An Ohio appellate court did not block a former Vesuvius Corp. worker’s demand to access six EU residents’ data as part of an age discrimination and retaliation suit, rejecting the assertion that the GDPR would preclude the request.
Given the outcome of the Vesuvius decision and many of its predecessors, Shindler said, "efforts to use the GDPR to block discovery attempts are probably doomed to failure in relation to any litigation which is not before an EU court.”
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