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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: July 22, 2020

The Information Regulator has developed draft Guidelines on the Registration of Information Officers ("guidelines") as per the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 ("POPIA") and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 ("PAIA") and has invited the public to submit written comments.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 16, 2020

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a landmark judgement with significant practical impact for companies transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area to the United States.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 12, 2020

On 28 May 2020, the Personal Data Protection Commission published the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2020 which introduced a new regulation 10A (Recipients holding specified certifications) to the Personal Data Protection Regulations 2014.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 7, 2020

Provision of data from vehicle manufacturers to independent service providers and other market participants in vehicle use; Tension between competition law and data protection requirements requires comprehensive examination and weighing up.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 7, 2020

High demands on a data protection compliant collection for product monitoring, product development, management of warranty and guarantee claims and IT security; Producer responsibility from Art. 5(2) of the GDPR to establish appropriate control mechanisms and maintain sufficient resources

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 7, 2020

The Singapore Court of Appeal has, by a majority, upheld the finding of the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) that a cryptocurrency exchange platform operator was liable for breach of contract when it unilaterally reversed completed trades in Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 30, 2020

Heathrow airport and the UK Data Protection Authority (ICO) are cooperating in a regulatory "privacy sandbox" to see if passenger journeys may be streamlined by using biometrics. Is this coming to Norway as well?

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 30, 2020

In this article, we will address (1) the relevance of the new act on trade secrets, and (2) the development of privacy issues, in the context of M&A transactions.

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 28, 2020

The California Attorney General’s Office (“Cal AG”) will begin enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which came into effect on January 1, 2020, on July 1st.

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 21, 2020

The South African Protection of Personal Information Act Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”), which gives effect to the constitutional right to privacy in South Africa, will soon commence. All organisations must be POPIA compliant by 1st of July 2021 .