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Handbooks & Guides 2016 Global Data Breach Guide
2016 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 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: June 16, 2021

With ransomware attacks on the rise, potential targets in sectors including retail, food, healthcare and life sciences, critical infrastructure, financial services, and government must face the increasing likelihood that nefarious global actors will take their most critical systems hostage.

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 6, 2021

For several months now, ransomware cyberattacks have been on the rise. Recent attacks echoed by the media show that all types of organizations, whether private or public, can be affected, whatever their size.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 19, 2021

On March 17, 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation to create a digital green certificate to facilitate free movement within the European Union in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 14, 2021

The Law on Personal Data Protection was officially published on 14 May 2021. It will enter into force six months after publication, i.e. in November this year.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 12, 2021

The Bulgarian parliament adopted the Act on the Supply of Digital Content and Digital Services and the Sale of Goods.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 11, 2021

In an order dated March 12, 2021, the Conseil d'Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court) refused to suspend the partnership between the French State and Doctolib (an online appointment booking service) in the context of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Legal Update
Date Posted: April 6, 2021

French Data Protection Authority issued its opinion on a draft Decree aimed at strengthening the system for tracing the chains of COVID-19 transmission, i.e., the “Contact Covid” information system, as part of the French Government’s strategy to fight against the spread of the virus.

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 31, 2021

On March 29, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) released comprehensive guidance for crypto-asset trading platforms (CTPs) facilitating or proposing to facilitate trades in security tokens or crypto contracts.

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 29, 2021

Following the publication of its guidelines and recommendation on October 1, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority has given until March 31, 2021 to bring websites and mobile apps into compliance with the new rules on cookies and trackers.

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 22, 2021

SyCipLaw's Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) and Data practice group and Banking, Finance and Securities Department prepared a bulletin on certain legal developments in the Philippines. It focuses on updates in data privacy, digital banking, and fintech.