Zscaler Can’t Use EU Privacy Law in Finjan Patent Dispute

Feb. 15, 2019, 6:27 PM

Zscaler Inc. will have to turn over internal company emails to Finjan Holdings Inc. after failing to convince a judge that the European Union’s strict privacy regime prevented disclosure.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation won’t limit the court from ordering Zscaler to produce the requested emails, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Feb. 14.

Communications directly linked to U.S. litigation involving an American company “would appear to not violate the GDPR,” U.S. Magistrate Kandis Westmore wrote. And Zscaler’s emails “are directly relevant to the instant case.”

Westmore said she reached her decision, in part, ...

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