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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Why Organizations Need to Start Implementing Data Minimization

When the European Union (EU) enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 2, 2018, the world was introduced to the concept of data minimization. According to Article 5 of the GDPR, data minimization means “personal data shall be…

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GDPR

What Your Organization Can Learn From GDPR Enforcement

Since The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable in 2018, enforcement has ramped up across Europe. Data acquired by Finbold indicates that the cumulative number of GDPR violations has surged 113.5% over the last 12 months between July 2020 and July 2021. The website GDPR Enforcement Tracker – list of GDPR fines has shown…
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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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Payments

CNIL Publishes White Paper on Digital Payments and Data Privacy

The French Data Protection Authority’s white paper discusses how companies can comply with data privacy and security obligations. The use of card, contactless, and innovative digital payment solutions has significantly increased in recent years, fueled by the immediate impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the longer-term growth of e-commerce and open banking. In this…
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