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Australia
Holman Webb
Privacy is a fundamental part of doing business and it is improper to wrongfully disclose or sell personal information.
Brazil
Tauil & Chequer
On October 20, 2020, Brazil saw yet another historical moment for data protection: the Senate has approved the government's nominees to form the Data Protection National Authority's...
Husch Blackwell LLP
As reported by numerous Brazilian privacy professionals, Brazil's new privacy law – Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados or LGPD – is now in full effect with the sanction of Law 14508 by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Now that the Brazilian law on the use of personal information (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados or LGPD) has entered into force on 18 September 2020
Canada
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Michael Binetti participated in a panel discussing "New Frontiers of the Intersection Between Privacy Laws, Antitrust and Misleading Advertising Enforcement."
Fasken
In sections 12, 19 and 102 of Bill 64 the legislator has introduced a new concept – that of "sensitive personal information" – affecting both the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
We are pleased to announce a new series of "nuts and bolts" webinars geared to Ontario public sector FOI and privacy practitioners. In this series, legal counsel, registrars, clerks...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On June 30, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released its Report of Findings on the information handling practices of the operator of RateMDs.com, ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In September 2020, Québec's Committee on Institutions held special consultations and public hearings regarding Bill 64 – An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The filing of concurrent multi-jurisdictional class actions applications based on the same facts has long been a thorn in the side of judicial federalism.
European Union
Walkers
As the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 (the "Transition End Date") draws closer and political uncertainty continues around the outcome of negotiations between the...
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
The Brexit transition period ends on 31 December, which means that from then the UK will no longer be treated as part of the EU for data protection purposes. Here we look at the key data...
Mayer Brown
The UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") announced on 16 October 2020 that it has ultimately decided to fine British Airways ("BA") £20 million for BA's contraventions of the...
Hill Dickinson
After all, the concept of privacy by default and design, which permeates the precepts of the GDPR, intends for there to be a climate of data privacy in organisations.
GTG Advocates
Data transfers are a staple to the global ecosystem of the digital services economy, despite this, the future of cross-border data transfers between Member States within the European Union ("EU")...
GTG Advocates
On the 7th of November 2019, the European Data Protection Supervisor ("EDPS") issued guidelines ("Guidelines") on the concepts of controller, processor and joint controllership under Regulation...
Ireland
Walkers
In April 2020 the Data Protection Commission ("DPC") issued a guidance note on the use of cookies by data controllers (the "Guidance"). The Guidance was accompanied by a report
Jersey
Ogier
The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) will introduce a new registration and levy regime from January 2021 which has been approved by the States of Guernsey
Kenya
ENSafrica
Kenya is one step closer to appointing its first Data Protection Commissioner ("Commissioner"), a mission that has been met with some obstacles.
GTG Advocates
The right to privacy may be a fundamental human right but it is not absolute.
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