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WLG 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 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: June 13, 2022

In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed in the Southern District of California last month, a handful of members of a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) called bZx DAO (bZx) commenced a class-action lawsuit against the founders.

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 10, 2022

On May 25, 2022, the Department of Justice, acting on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, sued Twitter for failing to adequately disclose its use of users' phone numbers and email addresses to send targeted advertisements. Twitter resolved the suit by agreeing to pay $150 million in civil penalties and implement several robust compliance measures.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 17, 2022

The "Law for the Protection of Electronic Patient Data in the Telematics Infrastructure (Patient Data Protection Act, PDSG)" entered into force on October 20, 2020, establishing the legal basis for introducing electronic prescriptions for medicinal products subject to prescription.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 15, 2022

This new Law establishes the general framework for protecting whistleblowers by incorporating into the Portuguese law Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 23, 2019, on protecting persons who report breaches of Union law.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 1, 2022

The EDPB guidelines provide practical advice and recommendations for developers and users on assessing and avoiding social media interfaces that may be considered manipulative and thereby infringe GDPR-requirements.

Legal Update
Date Posted: May 1, 2022

In June 2019, the EU adopted Directive 2019/1024 on open data and the re-use of information from the public sector.

Legal Update
Date Posted: April 3, 2022

The Internet and digitization are currently inconceivable without services from American companies. Data transfers to these companies can, therefore, hardly be avoided.

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 31, 2022

Schjødt presents an overview of recent data privacy developments.

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 31, 2022

On May 20, 2019, the EU adopted Directive 2019/770 concerning contracts to supply digital content and services.

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 30, 2022

Chat tools and apps offer convenient and informal ways to network, communicate, share ideas, and connect with colleagues, clients, and service providers. However, leaving employees to their own devices without sufficient consideration and regulation may pose more significant problems for employers than they may realize.