Singapore is planning key updates to its data privacy law, bringing the country more closely in line with the EU, Australia, and other regions that have strictly regulated the use and sharing of online personal information. Multinationals doing business with the island nation should review their procedures for collecting and processing personal data to ensure they are in compliance before the changes become law.
Many European countries are turning to contact-tracing apps to reduce coronavirus transmission, but the apps have raised data-privacy concerns. Governments are moving ahead with the technology, struggling to achieve a balance between public safety and citizen privacy.
The UK Supreme Court ruled that a supermarket chain was not liable for a data breach caused by a disgruntled employee. The ruling is narrow, however, and employers must consider a number of factors in its wake.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect 1 January 2020. The Act will affect many if not most U.S. businesses and many companies worldwide. It takes a strict view of what constitutes private data and provides for a variety of penalties, some of them severe.
Germany’s first GDPR fine underscores the willingness of authorities to enforce the law, but its relatively low amount may also indicate leniency for companies that take swift corrective action.
Much media attention has been focused lately on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, but South Korea also has some of the world’s strictest privacy laws. Here's what you need to know to comply.
The GDPR went into effect May 25, catching many organizations unprepared. Here are steps your organization should take to avoid a costly and embarrassing breach.
A proposed new data protection law will strengthen information privacy rules in the UK and bring the country in line with EU law, ensuring the free flow of information between Europe and the UK post-Brexit.
European officials have issued strict new guidelines directing employers to notify job applicants before viewing their social media profiles, even if applicants have made their profiles public.
In April, UK Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap general election. Last week, her gamble failed to pay off as her Conservative Party lost their majority of Parliamentary seats. Here's how the election results could affect Brexit.
Today, the High Court ruled that the government did not have the power to give formal notice to leave the EU without approval from Parliament.
Establishing and maintaining a foreign office can be an excellent idea, and for many businesses it’s a necessity in today’s global economy. But to make foreign operations successful, you need to develop a thorough plan that accounts for a host of considerations that may not apply to your domestic operations. Not surprisingly, many of these considerations relate to local laws. This post will outline of some of the legal matters you need to consider when setting up and maintaining overseas operations.