Tagged as: Data Protection

NYC Enacts Biometric Data Disclosure Rules and Restrictions

Millions of vaccinated Americans — now maskless — surely can’t wait to rekindle their love affair with their iPhone’s facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, these same people are probably less eager for the bars, restaurants, and theaters they visit to collect that same facial data and other biometric information without their…

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What To Expect From NYC’s Tenant Data Privacy Act

New York City tenants harboring “big brother” concerns over landlords abusing data collected through smart access (i.e., keyless entry) systems will soon be able to rest easier. Following California, Virginia, and the British Virgin Islands, the New York City Council recently became the latest legislative body to pass privacy legislation with the Tenant Data…

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What Happens In The British Virgin Islands, Stays In The British Virgin Islands

On 13 April 2021, the British Virgin Islands (“BVI” or “Virgin Islands”) became the latest jurisdiction to enact a comprehensive information privacy law when the territory published the Data Protection Act, 2021 (the “DPA 2021” or the “Act”) in its Official Gazette. Despite being a territory of the United Kingdom, the Virgin…

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Setting A New Standard: Data Privacy and Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) practices have increasingly become priorities for many organizations as they assess their obligations to their employees, customers, and the broader community. As companies work towards meeting these CSR and ESG objectives, one focus area is data rights and data privacy. Data…

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Biometric And Facial Recognition Technology In The U.S.: What’s In Store For 2021?

Regulation of the collection and use of biometric data is on the rise, a trend which is likely to continue through 2021 and beyond. Currently, three states have laws that regulate what private businesses can do with biometric data, and nearly a dozen other states and cities have proposed bills…

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UK ICO Confirms Transfers Of Data To SEC In The Public Interest

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has published a letter sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The ICO confirms that it is possible for SEC regulated UK firms to transfer personal data to the U.S. where the transfer is necessary for important reasons of public interest (the derogation in Article…

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EDPB Clarifies Scientific Research GDPR Compliance, But Harmonisation Across Europe Remains Elusive

Earlier this year, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) issued additional guidance on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the area of scientific health research. In Key Takeaways from the Guidance, The EDPB: Confirmed that the informed consent that individuals must provide under ethical standards to participate in…

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New York Proposes Consent For Collection Of Biometric Data, Backed By Private Right Of Action

New York State Legislature Proposes Biometric Privacy Act On January 6, 2021, the New York state legislature proposed the Biometric Privacy Act (AB 27) to regulate the collection of biometric information by companies doing business in the state. The bill is currently in committee, and if enacted, New York would…

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