Tagged as: Data Privacy

Utah Passes Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Legislation

On March 24, 2022, Utah became the fourth U.S. state to adopt consumer data privacy legislation after Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”).  The UCPA is largely based on the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”). It regulates how a controller (defined by the UCPA…

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U.S. Senators Introduce New Bill to Protect Minors Online – The Kids Online Safety Act

As President Biden calls for stronger online privacy protections for children, Congress has been busy at work to answer the bell. On February 16, 2022, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) & Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced their highly anticipated bill aimed at protecting children’s health and well-being online – the Kids Online…

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China is Entering a New Era in Data Protections

On November 1, 2021, the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) (the “Personal Information Protection Law”) went into effect, two months after the Data Security Law of the PRC (the “Data Security Law”) went into effect. The Data Security Law and the Personal Information…

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The Princeton University Data Access Research: A Timely Reminder to Revisit Data Subject Request Processes

Update: Since going live with the below, the EDPB has published its draft guidelines addressing key aspects of a data subject’s right of access.  More to follow soon. Last month, a large number of EU and US companies received queries about their data access request procedures under the General Data Protection…

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CNIL Sets Parameters for Processors' Reuse of Data for Product Improvement

On January 12, 2022, the French data protection authority, Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés, issued guidance on the reuse of personal data by processors for their own purposes under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The guidance addresses one of the most common — and hotly contested — aspects of…

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The Irish DPC Publishes Final Version of its Children’s Fundamentals

On 17 December 2021, the Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) published the final version of its guidance “Children Front and Centre: Fundamentals for a Child-Oriented Approach to Data Processing” (“the Fundamentals”). The Fundamentals set out principles and recommendations for companies to follow when processing children’s data in Ireland. The Fundamentals seek…

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Israel Privacy Protection Bill Includes Steep Sanctions - and a DPO

On January 6, 2022, the Israeli government released a long anticipated bill amending and updating Israel’s 1981 Privacy Protection Act (PPA) (the Bill). If passed, the Bill would constitute the most comprehensive update of the PPA in more than two decades. Primarily, the Bill greatly enhances the enforcement and investigation…

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Israel's Privacy Regulator Relaxes Onward Transfers Restriction

In a draft opinion published today, the Israeli Privacy Protection Authority (IPPA) relaxed one of the most stringent requirements under Israel’s data protection law, which for years cast doubts over the legality of any onward transfer in case of a data transfer from Israel. The opinion states that onward transfers…

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The Year Ahead: Privacy Developments in 2022

Now that 2021 came to a close, what does our crystal ball predict for privacy developments in 2022? Here’s a quick rundown. Law and policy developments In 2022, expect an avalanche of new laws and regulations, attempting to govern and impose order on a dizzying array of tech developments. New…

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Critical Log4j Vulnerability Wreaks Havoc Across Cyberspace

In what is likely the largest industry-wide vulnerability since the SolarWinds Orion flaw uncovered late last year, a critical software bug was recently discovered within Apache Log4j, an open-source logging utility widely used in business software development. A long list of technology companies have already reported being affected, including such…

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