NORWAY: Preparing to implement the GDPR – Draft for new Personal Data Act

By Jan Sandtrø, Partner, Norway Last week the new Personal Data Act for implementing the GDPR in Norway was published. Norway has taken a similar approach to, for example, Ireland in translating the GDPR into Norwegian, but there are also some additional regulations proposed which are specific to Norway. The specific regulations for Norway are …

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FINLAND: Preparing to implement the GDPR

By Päivi Niinimäki-Rastas, Senior Associate, Finland The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on 24 May 2016 and EU Member States are required to implement the Regulation from 25 May 2018. While the Regulation will be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States, there is a margin of …

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UK: Commitment to introduce new Data Protection Bill in line with GDPR principles

Yesterday the UK Government set out its legislative programme for the next Parliamentary term, through the Queen’s Speech. Whilst Brexit will dominate the legislative agenda, data protection received special mention with a commitment to introduce a new Data Protection Bill. The Bill will reiterate the UK’s commitment to implementation of the principles of privacy enshrined …

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CHINA: PRC Cybersecurity Law – take action and monitor developments to avoid losing your China business

The PRC Cybersecurity Law is three weeks old, and non-compliant international businesses are already facing severe consequences. Since 1 June, twenty-two people engaged by a global technology giant have been arrested, and sixty online entertainment news sites have been shut down. The law continues to evolve. The latest guidance provides practical answers to previous areas …

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AUSTRALIA: Increased focus on global privacy and data protection for Australian organisations

Authors: Sinead Lynch and Jessica Noakesmith Regulators around the world are, and will be, taking a much closer look at rules on the protection of individual personal data and the security of their citizen’s information. The onslaught of the new and arduous General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime in Europe, the recent ‘protectionist’ changes to …

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AUSTRALIA: OAIC call out for comments – draft resources for businesses and agencies regarding the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme

Authors: Sinead Lynch, Jessica Noakesmith On 2 June 2017, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released 4 draft resources for businesses and agencies regarding the Notifiable Data Breach scheme (NDB) scheme. Direct links to the draft resources are below: Entities covered by the NDB scheme Identifying eligible data breaches Notifying individuals about an …

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Top 5 takeaways on how to get ready for the European Privacy Regulation

How to get ready for the GDPR right now? This was the topic of the seminar arranged to celebrate the one year deadline from the effective date of the EU Privacy Regulation. 

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GLOBAL: GDPR – One Year to Go!

It is one year to the day until the European General Data Protection Regulation comes in to force. The clock is now ticking to fines of up to 4% of total worldwide annual revenue for failing to comply with the requirements of the EU GDPR. To assist your organisation with preparing for 25 May 2018 …

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CHINA: PRC Cybersecurity Law – one week to go, and there are still new developments

The final countdown is on. The PRC Cybersecurity Law comes into force on 1 June 2017. This date marks a significant evolution in both the legal and enforcement environment for data protection in China, and organisations can no longer afford to ignore it. Indeed, there have been important new developments in the last few weeks …

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AUSTRIA: Draft GDPR Implementation Act

On 12 May 2017 a Draft GDPR Implementation Act (“Draft“) has been submitted to the Austrian Parliament and is now to be reviewed, assessed and commented by various public bodies, organisations and groups. With the GDPR Implementation Act the present Data Protection Act 2000 (Datenschutzgesetz 2000) will be repealed and a new Data Protection Act …

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