EUROPE: Practical impacts of GDPR on the employment relationship

In this article we focus on some of the practical impacts of GDPR on the employment relationship and what businesses can do to manage these and prepare for implementation by May 2018. Data subject access requests Under the GDPR, employees will have the right to much more detailed, transparent and accessible information about the processing …

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AUSTRALIA: Privacy Awareness Week Update – Industry Debrief: Mapping the community’s privacy expectations

By Sinead Lynch and Jessica Noakesmith Today our Australian IPT team attended the ‘Industry Debrief: Mapping the community’s privacy expectations’ presented by the Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, and Principal from The Wallis Group, Jayne Van Souwe. We heard some of the key issues raised by the 2017 Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy …

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ITALY: The privacy authority issues its guidelines on the GDPR

The European privacy regulation (GDPR) can now rely on detailed guidelines from Italian data protection authority on how to comply with it. 

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GLOBAL: The GDPR at your fingertips – our new app

We are delighted to announce the launch of DLA Piper’s new Explore GDPR mobile app! It is now available for downloading from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The Explore GDPR mobile app has been developed to make the text of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) easily accessible. The app not only …

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SINGAPORE: amended cybersecurity law introduces new criminal offences

Singapore has recently passed amendments to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act introducing new criminal sanctions for serious data protection and cybersecurity breaches. This development reflects similar moves by data protection authorities elsewhere in Asia to impose criminal sanctions for the worst data protection offences, and as such indicates Singapore’s resolve to step up data …

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MALAYSIA: proposed whitelist for overseas data transfers

Malaysia has issued a public consultation paper Personal Data Protection (Transfer Of Personal Data To Places Outside Malaysia) Order 2017, including a draft initial “whitelist” of jurisdictions deemed adequate for overseas data transfers. The consultation closes on 4 May 2017. The draft whitelist, if passed, will be the first of its kind in the region, and …

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The Netherlands: DPA published phased plan to prepare for GDPR

By Richard van Schaik and Róbin de Wit Last week, the Dutch Personal Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “AP”) published a step-by-step plan for organiations to prepare for the upcoming GDPR. The plan, consisting of 10 steps, reads as follows.   Awareness As a first step, key players within the organization (e.g. policymakers) need to …

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UK: House of Commons Committee responds to UK Government’s Strategy for Post-Brexit Data Transfers and Privacy Standards

In February this year, the UK Government published a white paper outlining its approach to the on-going negotiations on exiting the European Union (“EU“). In response, the House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee (“the Committee“)  has issued a report on the Government’s negotiation strategy which, inter alia, supports the Government’s intention to ensure …

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EUROPE: e-Privacy Regulation; towards stricter rules for online marketing and IoT communications?

The Article 29 Working Party has issued an Opinion on the draft e-privacy regulation proposed by the European Commission on January 10, 2017 (we have previously commented on the draft regulation). Among other things, the WP 29 appreciated the choice of a regulation rather than a directive, to make it fully complementary with the GDPR. …

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CANADA – KEY PRIORITIES OF THE PRIVACY COMMISSIONER IN 2017

On March 21, 2017, senior representatives of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) met with privacy practitioners to provide updates on policy, legal, compliance and enforcement activities of the OPC. The information disseminated at this annual meeting is important to all businesses collecting personal information of Canadians for two reasons: It highlights …

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