News Alerts and Breach Report for Week of May 30, 2022

Quebec Updates Data Privacy Law Starting in September 2022, Quebec’s Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (Act) will take effect. Recent updates have been passed to the Act regarding biometric privacy. A summary of the…

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News and Alerts for May 9, 2022

New Privacy Coalition Gathers to Set Agenda The newly-created Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum-—an international association of countries that includes the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and the Republic of Korea—gathered last week in Hawaii to work on an agreement for, “potential…

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Status Update on Privacy Shield Replacement

On March 25, the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued a joint statement announcing a preliminary replacement for the Privacy Shield framework. The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework will allow data transfers between…

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EDPB

What counts as a “transfer” of data under the EU GDPR? New draft EU Guidelines released

Summary It is well known that the EU GDPR (specifically, Chapter V) restricts transfers of personal data from the EU to a “third country” (i.e. a jurisdiction outside the EEA) or to an international organisation. But what is meant by a “transfer”? And how does this apply where the extra-territorial reach of the EU GDPR…
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Collective Redress

The EU’s Collective Redress Directive — An Analysis of the Interplay with EU General Data Protection (GDPR)

In this fourth alert in our series regarding the European Parliament’s formal endorsement of a new collective actions legislation titled the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers, we analyze the interplay between this new Directive and EU General Data Protection…
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Google

Lloyd v Google: A Sigh of Relief for Data Controllers

In unanimously refusing to allow a representative action to proceed, the UK Supreme Court may have sounded the death knell for opt-out class actions in England for data breaches: Lloyd v Google [2021] UKSC 50. The Safari workaround Back in 2011 Apple’s Safari web browser on iPhones blocked all third-party cookies. This prevented popular websites…
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