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Analyzing Assessments and Additional Safeguards for Cross Border Data Transfers post Schrems-II

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released a decision invalidating the US-EU Privacy Shield arrangement for transatlantic data transfers and changing obligations of data controllers when using Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) as a mechanism to...

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EDPB’s Updated Guidelines on Consent

On May 4, 2020, the European Data Protection Board released updated guidelines on Consent (Guidelines). The Guidelines adhere to the requirements of consent provided under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the e-Privacy Directive and have been updated to...

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Schrems-II judgment opens door for complaints on EU-US transfers

Things are getting serious for 101 EU data controllers sending data to the US – Max Schrems’ organization “NOYB” lodges complaints with various EU authorities One month ago, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered...

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Thailand’s first-ever Personal Data Protection Act

The government of Thailand has passed its first-ever data protection law, the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) that came into effect in May 2020. Like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the PDPA ensures an appropriate...

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The e-Privacy Directive and the e-Privacy Regulation – What to Expect

With the increase in digitalization and its impacts on the globe, a new wave of data privacy laws has emerged. Countries all across the world are increasingly acknowledging the need for the protection of personal information in the...

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Evolve Your Data Mapping

Whether the goal is compliance or data governance, to assess risk and apply necessary controls, organizations must be able to accurately track a piece of information (data) from its point of collection to its eventual destruction. Unfortunately, data,...

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New Dubai Data Protection Law

In this era where data privacy regulations are sprouting up almost daily, another city has taken data privacy rights into consideration and devised a law that resembles the likes of GDPR. In 2004, Dubai’s International Financial Centre (DIFC),...

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The Privacy Shield has been broken: What’s Next?

In a major upset, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximilian Schrems (Case C-311/18) (or colloquially referred to as Schrems-II in the privacy community) invalidated the Privacy...

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Practical Implementation of the Changes Introduced by New Zealand’s New Privacy Act

The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by the New Zealand Government in June 2020. The new Act will introduce several key changes that will significantly improve privacy protections for individuals in New Zealand. Organisations will need to ensure...

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10 Tips to Prepare for CCPA Enforcement

With the July 1 enforcement date fast approaching, California's Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has finalized the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA or the “Act”). Several sections of the finalized Act are critical to compliance with the...