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China’s New Data Security Law: What International Companies Need to Know

In June, China’s national legislature passed the Data Security Law. The DSL took effect on September 1, and marks China’s first comprehensive data regulatory regime, one of three key frameworks that will buttress the country’s data and cybersecurity governance. The DSL will work in tandem with China’s 2017 Cybersecurity Law, which requires firms to improve […]
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Significant Changes Proposed to UK GDPR

The U.K. government recently launched a consultation proposing significant changes to the United Kingdom’s instance of the General Data Protection Regulation. The U.K. aims to craft a bespoke “pro-growth and pro-innovation regime whilst maintaining…world-leading data protection standards.” The Consultation sets out in detail the significant reforms which the U.K. government seeks to implement – at […]
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Financial Industry Regulators Continue Crack Down on Cybersecurity

On multiple fronts, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) continue to increase their focus on cybersecurity. This is understandable as headlines of recent data breaches and ransomware attacks are in the news almost daily. This alert will highlight several of the actions taken by these regulators and proactive measures […]
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10 Key Proposals from the UK Government’s Consultation on Reforming Data Protection Law

On 10 September 2021, the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published its long-awaited proposals for reform of the country’s data protection laws. The consultation paper includes a detailed and comprehensive set of suggested amendments to the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, with the cumulative […]
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English High Court Judgment Narrows The Scope of Data Breach Claims

Compensation claims for data breaches have become increasingly common in the UK, and are often issued in the High Court (Media and Communications List). However, the High Court’s recent judgment in Warren v DSG Retail Ltd [2021] EWHC 2168 (QB) may signal a reversal of that trend. At the very least, unless reversed on appeal, the decision will […]
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New Developments of China’s Restrictions on Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information Under the PIPL

On July 2, China’s top ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing was announced to be probed for cybersecurity review two days after its IPO in the US, closely followed by two similar probes against other Internet companies that were also recently listed in the US, likely related to cross-border data transfer during that process. The Cyberspace Administration […]
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China’s New Data Security Law Comes Into Force

Only two months after the release of the second draft of the Data Security Law of the People’s Republic of China, on June 10, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed the new Data Security Law after a final review of its third draft. The Law took effect on September 1, 2021. Compared […]
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UAE Announces New Federal Data Law

The United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications has announced that the UAE will introduce a new federal data protection law, the first federal law of its kind in the UAE. This law is one of the initiatives to be implemented under the recently published “Principles of […]
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With the September 27 Deadline Looming, 7 Key Things to Know About Europe’s New...

On June 7, 2021, the European Commission published its long-awaited Implementing Decision adopting standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries referred to as the new Standard Contractual Clauses, which are designed to comply with the GDPR and take into account the Schrems II judgment of the Court of Justice of […]
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12 Eye-Catching Proposals In The UK Government’s Plan To Reform UK Data Protection Law

There have been many headlines today about the UK Government’s plans to reform UK data protection law. We are still reviewing the (near 150-page) consultation document, but set out below a dozen proposals that we thought might pique the interest of readers of our blog. The government claims that the reforms will net over GBP […]
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