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Changes to Hong Kong’s data protection law discussed by government panel

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe discussion paper on the proposed changes to Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.486) (the PDPO) was debated by the  Legislative Council’s Panel on Constitutional Affairs’ (the Panel) on 20 January. The proposals set out in LC Paper. No. CB(2) 512/19-20(03) (the Paper) are summarised in our earlier post. Seven Panel members attended the … Continue reading

The Privacy Officers’ New Year’s Resolutions

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright1. Brace yourself (for export turbulence) 2020 could well be a year of data export turmoil – so brace yourself! The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will determine the validity of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) (Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillan Schrems) whilst the General Court of the … Continue reading

Schrems II: AG deems SCCs valid but comes up with difficult new obligations and expresses “doubts” over privacy shield

What has happened? Yesterday, the Advocate General (“AG”) concluded that, in his opinion, the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) are a valid mechanism to transfer personal data outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). However, the AG suggested new obligations for those using SCCs. They need to examine the national security laws of the country … Continue reading

Mic Drop: California AG releases long-awaited CCPA Rulemaking

On October 10, 2019, with just weeks to go until the law goes into effect, the California Attorney General released the long-awaited draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  The proposed rules shed light on how the California AG is interpreting and will be enforcing key sections of the CCPA.  In the press … Continue reading

New York’s Breach Law Amendments and New Security Requirements

Although California has recently captured the lion’s share of attention with respect to privacy and security, on October 23, 2019, New York’s amended security breach law goes into effect, and on March 1, 2020, new security safeguards go live (N.Y. S.B. 5575). Anyone with personal information about a New York resident is potentially affected by … Continue reading

Office of Privacy Commissioner Says It’s Status Quo on Consent Requirements for Data Processing Transfers

On September 23, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced, following consultation with stakeholders, that it will maintain the position set out in its 2009 guidelines that an organization’s transfer of personal information to a third party for processing, including a transfer across the Canadian border, is a “use” of that personal … Continue reading

Deadline extended for compulsory registration on Data Controller registry

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogObligations We previously reported that Turkey’s data protection legislation (TDPL) requires data controllers to notify the Turkish DPA of their processing activities. Unless exempt from the requirement, all data controllers (individuals and legal entities) who process personal data in Turkey must be registered with the Turkish DPA’s Register of Data Controllers Information System (VERBİS), prior … Continue reading

CCPA: “Wait and see” is not the right approach

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightWe are seeing companies use many different approaches to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) compliance, but the “wait and see” approach in particular is not advisable. Companies who want to “wait and see” point to the pending amendments to CCPA that are currently working through the California Senate (as we have previously described—see links … Continue reading

The CNIL publishes new guidelines on cookies and other similar technologies

US Supreme Court expands digital privacy rights in Carpenter v. United StatesOn 4 July 2019, the CNIL published new guidelines on cookies and other similar technologies, repealing its 2013 cookie guidance in order to align its position with the GDPR’s new requirements on consent. These guidelines will be supplemented during the first quarter of 2020 by sectoral recommendations aimed at providing practical guidance to stakeholders on … Continue reading

One-Month Countdown to Pass CCPA Amendments Begins

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn August 12, the California legislature returns after its summer recess. Starting with the Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing today, the legislature will now have approximately a month to continue the markups and send California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) amendments to the Governor’s desk for signature before the September 13 deadline.  As previously reported, any amendment … Continue reading

US CLOUD Act and International Privacy

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogThe U.S. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (“CLOUD Act”) is apparently the Goldilocks of the privacy world, according to recent statements issued by two international jurisdictions. The CLOUD Act’s requirements are “too hard” for Australian law, according to the Law Council of Australia, but the privacy protections are “too soft” for the European … Continue reading

Back At The Negotiating Table: CCPA Amendments Debate Continues

UK NIS Regulations impose new cybersecurity obligations (and a new penalties regime) on operators of essential services and digital service providers in the UK | Norton Rose FulbrightIn a 12-hour marathon hearing, the California Senate Judiciary Committee on July 9, 2019, debated, struck down, scaled back and put back on the negotiating table key amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Read below to find out what happened to the much-anticipated “employee exception” bill, “customer loyalty program” bill, and the bill … Continue reading

German M&A Deals: Share Deals Remain the Only Secure Way to Transfer All Customer Data

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe German data protection authorities, acting as the German data protection conference (Datenschutzkonferenz), recently published guidance on how to transfer customer data in an asset deal. The guidance runs through various scenarios. In most cases, a bulk transfer of all customer data is not permitted. Further, the guidance makes no mention of, or allowance for, … Continue reading

“What’s cooking” in Sacramento: CCPA’s “employee exception” bill is amended; “publicly available information” exception is broadened, and consumer access rights are clarified

UK NIS Regulations impose new cybersecurity obligations (and a new penalties regime) on operators of essential services and digital service providers in the UK | Norton Rose FulbrightThis is the Data Protection Report’s eleventh blog post in a series of CCPA blog posts. Stay tuned for additional posts on the CCPA. As America prepares for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the California legislature continues to work on amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), as it races to get modifications passed … Continue reading

NT Analyzer Blog Series: Why So Many Cookie Policies Are Broken, Part I – HTML5 LocalStorage

NT Analyzer blog series, cookieCookies Are One Piece of a Larger Puzzle There has been an odd preoccupation with cookies for some time now—to the exclusion of other forms of browser tracking, some of which are much more flexible and more robust in their data collection capabilities than cookies.  Despite this fact, these other, non-cookie tracking technologies are often … Continue reading

Nevada, New York and other states follow California’s CCPA

The US privacy law landscape continues to shift and evolve as state and federal privacy legislative proposals continue to be debated and become enacted. While CCPA-like bills in Washington and Texas failed to pass, Nevada passed its online privacy amendment and proposals in New York and Washington, DC appear to be gaining momentum.… Continue reading

CCPA: “Attorney General Amendment” Likely Dead

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogThis is the Data Protection Report’s ninth blog post in a series of CCPA blog posts that will break down the major elements of the CCPA. Stay tuned for additional posts on the CCPA. On May 16, 2019, the California Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing that included S.B. 561, the “Attorney General amendment” to the … Continue reading
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