Tag archives: information governance

$10,000,000 civil penalty for disclosing personal data without consent

On April 15, 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice, upon referral from the Federal Trade Commission, filed a complaint and stipulated order against telehealth company Cerebral, Inc.  The claims related to the company’s sharing personal data without consumer consent and making it very difficult for consumers to cancel their subscriptions to this telehealth service.  As … Continue reading

Hong Kong’s data privacy law reform may come in 2023

The reform of Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.486) (the PDPO) is back on the agenda. In our earlier post in 2020, we reported that the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau published a discussion paper (the Discussion Paper) seeking the Legislative Council’s Panel on Constitutional Affairs’ (the Panel) views on proposed changes to the … Continue reading

Hong Kong: Data Security Measures Guidance published by the PCPD

As data breaches and cyber attacks continue to surge and attackers become more sophisticated, organisations are well aware that the need for robust data security measures is becoming increasingly important. In Hong Kong, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the PCPD) recently published a Guidance Note on Data Security Measures for Information … Continue reading

What you should do now in light of the Privacy Reform bill

Major privacy law reform in Australia gathered pace this week, with newly tabled legislation proposing to significantly increase penalties for privacy breaches, among other reforms. Now is the time to start asking questions In preparation for these reforms, companies that collect and process personal information should be asking the following questions: Do we know what … Continue reading
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