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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 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: 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.

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 21, 2021

In a judgment issued on December 10, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union held that player who was a little too experienced and victorious for an online poker site – this player having won 227,000 euros in less than a month and a half – retain the status of non-professional “consumer".

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 11, 2021

Following inspections carried out between May and July 2019 at Carrefour France and Carrefour Banque, the French Data Protection Authority found a number of breaches in the processing of customer and potential user data,

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 8, 2021

The Supreme Court has issued Supreme Court Administrative Matter No. 20-12-01-SC dated December 9, 2020 to ensure that hearings via videoconferencing are conducted in an orderly manner and that the constitutional rights of the accused are protected.