Global Data Breach Guide

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The World Law Group Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications, 2016 provides the essential information every organization needs to know when facing a data breach in one or more countries. Produced by the WLG's Privacy & Data Protection Group, this guide provides summaries of relevant law, data breach reporting requirements, contact information for relevant data protection authorities and more, currently for 60 countries worldwide.

Plus, on this website you will find reports on new data breach developments, in-depth articles and analyses from the World Law Group's member firms around the world, as well as alerts about and links to top events globally for professionals involved in privacy and data protection. Bookmark www.globaldatabreachguide.com now and visit often to keep up to date with this fast-changing and ever-evolving field.


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Legal Update
Date Posted: October 4, 2020

Ransomware attacks are on the rise in the wake of COVID-19, but attack victims could unknowingly be in violation of federal law. A new advisory from the U.S. Department of the Treasury warns that ransom payments to sanctioned individuals or entities may result in criminal or civil liability.

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 28, 2020

By and large, the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) only imposes obligations, duties and liabilities on the responsible party. A responsible party is defined in POPIA as “a public or private body or any other person which, alone or in conjunction with others, determines the purp

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 22, 2020

In the past few years, we have seen a global trend towards the digitization of financial services. This trend has also reached Argentina, where the pandemic has shown that this digital transition meets a long-latent need in society.

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 21, 2020

The cloud is now the preferred location for many businesses to host their data. The cloud comes with many benefits, such as increased security, reduced infrastructure investments and operational efficiency. Cloud products are also attractive because of their flexibility, scalability and ease of impl

Legal Update
Date Posted: August 13, 2020

The Federal Court of Canada's recent decision in Natco Pharma (Canada) Inc. v. Gilead Sciences Canada Inc. et al., 2020 FC 788 explores the reach of Canada`s data protection regime.

Legal Update
Date Posted: August 12, 2020

The EU-US Privacy Shield was invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union on July 16, 2020. What is the impact of this decision?

Legal Update
Date Posted: August 11, 2020

Turkey has moved to regulate social networks following the trends seen in the EU and across the globe to improve the regulations for social media content, especially where foreign social network providers are concerned.

Legal Update
Date Posted: August 10, 2020

The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations recently issued a risk alert warning of a surge in cyberattacks. The alert included updates on the increasing sophistication of cyber threats and best practices for building a robust, comprehensive cybersecurity program.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 30, 2020

The first statements by data protection supervisory authorities on the Court of Justice of the European Union‘s (CJEU) Schrems II judgment have now been published. However, there is still considerable uncertainty over how to deal with data transfers to third countries that do not provide.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 28, 2020

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on 16 July 2020 that the EU-US Privacy Shield is invalid as a mechanism for transferring personal data to third parties in the US.