Privacy Policy Requirements

Do you want to create a website for your company? If yes, why do you need a privacy policy?There are various reasons why you require to post a privacy policy. First, it gives the users the confidence to share their personally identifiable information as they believe it is secure.You also need a privacy policy for… Continue reading Privacy Policy Requirements

Get Ready For The European General Data Protection Regulation

With the anticipated publication of the Europe General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) in 2016, international companies must begin to assess how the GDPR will affect their global data protection and privacy compliance programs.  The GDPR will likely affect companies based in and outside the EU, so it is important for all multi-national companies to… Continue reading Get Ready For The European General Data Protection Regulation

FTC Offers 10 Practical Guidelines On Data Security

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a new guide: Start with Security: A Guide for Business. The FTC derived these ten lessons from the 50+ data security settlements reached with companies in recent years.  Given how the Wydham case confirmed that the FTC has enforcement authority in this area, companies should assess, and document, their data… Continue reading FTC Offers 10 Practical Guidelines On Data Security

Cloud Myths Series – Myth #3 – Is Cloud Bad For Data Security?

We’ve given our take on some of the common misconceptions about cloud computing that are expressed by the public (see Myth 1 and Myth 2).  Join us now as we focus on the security of cloud computing. Myth 3: Cloud Computing is Bad for Data Security. The fact is that employee malice and negligence (e.g., lost laptop, smart phone,… Continue reading Cloud Myths Series – Myth #3 – Is Cloud Bad For Data Security?

GDPR: From Directive To Regulation

Once the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, it will replace the EU Data Protection Directive as well as all national data protection legislation existing under the Directive (subject to certain matters not regulated by the GDPR).  Consequently, the national data protection laws of all EEA countries (i.e., the 28 EU member states… Continue reading GDPR: From Directive To Regulation

Malaysia Introduces Alternative To Prosecution Of Data Protection Breaches

Malaysia has introduced a new mechanism for sanctioning data protection breaches. Under section 132 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 supplemented by the Personal Data Protection (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2016 (“the Regulations”), enacted on 16 March 2016, certain data protection offences may be “compounded” instead of being formally prosecuted. In other words, offenders… Continue reading Malaysia Introduces Alternative To Prosecution Of Data Protection Breaches

Can You Appoint In-house Legal Counsel as a DPO? – Guidance From Germany

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will start to apply on 25 May 2018, many companies will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Violating the requirements relating to the appointment of a DPO can be sanctioned with fines of up to EUR 10 million or up to 2 percent… Continue reading Can You Appoint In-house Legal Counsel as a DPO? – Guidance From Germany

Validity Of Consent Coupled With Free Online Services – Chair Of EDPB Opens A Path

The Austrian Data Protection Authority, headed by the chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), provided a clear way forward for advertising-based business models. Following a complaint against an Austrian newspaper, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) decided that the prohibition on making the provision of a service conditional on consent (“coupling prohibition”; Article… Continue reading Validity Of Consent Coupled With Free Online Services – Chair Of EDPB Opens A Path