Privacy Professionals Agree That GDPR Is A Game-Changer And Companies Should Sign Up For Privacy Shield: Baker & Mckenzie Survey Report

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UPDATE: The Survey Report is now available here.  On the heels of the EU Parliament’s formal adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016, Baker &McKenzie will be publishing the results of its 2016 EU GDPR and EU-US Privacy Shield Survey next week!  Until then, subscribe for the b:INFORM newsletter to get … Read more

Five Lessons From Recent Cyberattacks To Protect Your Organization In 2016 – Part II

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In Part I , we discussed the first two lessons learnt from the recent cyberattacks. We will share the final three lessons learnt from recent cyberattacks in Part II.  Lesson 3: Avoid Collecting Children’s Data As Much As Possible In response to recent incidents involving children’s data, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner issued a Guidance Note in … Read more

Results Of 2016 Cloud Survey

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For the third year running we have undertaken our Cloud Survey, in which we reach out to individuals within our firm clients and partner organizations in the cloud services space. We use the survey to uncover trends in this important marketplace, and to understand buyers’ and providers’ key objectives, hesitations and criteria for procurement and … Read more

German Data Protection Authorities Issue Position Paper In Light Of Safe Harbor Decision – Part I


On October 26, 2015, the Data Protection Conference of the German State Data Protection Authorities and the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection (“Conference”) issued a position paper following the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) invalidating the Safe Harbor decision of the EU Commission. Data Transfers Solely Based … Read more

Cloud Myths Series – Myth #1 – A Unique Challenge?

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Welcome to our new series dispelling some of the most common myths around data privacy and security in cloud computing solutions. This series will equip you with: a solid understanding of the pros and cons of cloud computing for privacy compliance;an increased ability to discuss challenges with customers and providers; andpractical guidance for contracts between vendors … Read more

Accountability – A Global Standard For Privacy Compliance

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The Accountability Principle in International Data Protection Instruments  Privacy Accountability: National Regulators’ Accountability Guidance (Part 1)  Privacy Accountability: National Regulators’ Accountability Guidance (Part 2)  Colombian Data Protection Authority issues Accountability Guidance The notion of accountability is not new to data protection law and policy.  What is new, though, is that it is becoming more and more relevant in … Read more

CCPA Update – What Has Changed And What Remains The Same?

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The California legislative session ended with a bang on September 13, when legislators passed several noteworthy amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California governor has until October 13 to act on these amendments. We have outlined below the amendments that materially alter the original scope or requirements of the CCPA and that … Read more

Equifax Part II – Key Learnings

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In the first part of this article here we looked at the background facts and circumstances of breach in the Equifax decision by the UK’s DPA, the ICO. This second part sets out some key learnings from the case. Review Intra-group Data Processing Arrangements The ICO focused on a number of flaws in the arrangements between … Read more

Key Messages From Ashley Madison Investigation

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After jointly investigating a data breach in July and August 2015 that occurred to a Canadian dating website operator’s system, the Australian Privacy Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a joint report regarding their findings. The affected websites included the Ashley Madison dating website which had users in over 50 countries. Among other … Read more