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Launched on June 2, the French mobile tracing app for COVID-19, “StopCovid,” has been voluntarily downloaded by 1.9 million users within three weeks. On June 3, the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) published its second opinion on StopCovid, relating to the implementation of the app and the related Executive Decree No. 2020-650 and to the Government’s data protection impact assessment. Following its first opinion of April 24, on the principle of the use of a…

On May 1, 2020, the Province of Alberta launched ABTraceTogether, an Android and iOS compatible contact tracing app users voluntarily download for tracing and notifying users who may have been exposed to COVID-19. ABTraceTogether is used by Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) to supplement manual contact tracing completed by public health officials. ABTraceTogether was announced just prior to the issuance in May 2020 of joint guidance by the federal and provincial privacy commissioners…

For those privacy buffs following the status of the California Privacy Rights Act ballot initiative (CPRA), today is the much-anticipated deadline to officially decide whether the CPRA will qualify for the Fall 2020 ballot in November. The final answer? Yes, it will. Background CPRA (which was introduced by the Californians for Consumer Privacy in January 2020) is a ballot initiative that would both expand the scope of the existing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and…

Brazil’s government has decided to postpone the effective date of its new comprehensive data protection law. On June 12, 2020, the Brazilian government published Law No. 14,010/20, which postpones the effective date of articles 52, 53, and 54 of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) to August 1, 2021. Those articles establish administrative sanctions that may be applied by the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) for LGPD violations. Background and Effect of Brazilian General…

Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Ben Slinn (Associate, London) and Brandon Moseberry (Partner, Chicago) to discuss developments around Children’s data in the United Kingdom and United States. Tune in to hear: Overview of the final version of the UK ICO’s Age-Appropriate Design Code of Practice for Online ServicesThings companies should do now to address the new codeGeneral guidelines to follow in the US in regards to children’s data https://open.spotify.com/episode/2qsEEttIZxAZmcsXWg7Ka6 Related Resources UK ICO Age Appropriate…

On June 1, 2020, in a surprise, last-minute filing, the office of the California Attorney General submitted the final CCPA final California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) proposed regulations to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). What does this mean for businesses subject to the CCPA? Under normal circumstances, the OAL would have 30 days to review the proposed regulations for procedural compliance with California’s Administrative Procedure Act; however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this timeframe…

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound impact across regions and industries, lockdowns are gradually being eased in some countries and organizations are turning their attention to re-opening their premises and bringing employees back to work. This re-opening process requires careful planning to ensure a balance is found between maintaining a safe workplace and putting people back to work. As data plays a crucial role in containing the spread…

Across the globe, governments are taking steps to gradually reduce lockdown measures and re-open their economies. As new measures are enacted across a world still battling a pandemic, companies will need to prepare for a gradual transition back into the workplace amid a changed landscape. Join Baker McKenzie for a global webinar series, in coordination with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to address the challenges multinational employers are facing to achieve a necessary balance between maintaining a safe workplace and putting people back to work. During…

Joanna de Fonseka, a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s London office, joins host Brian Hengesbaugh to discuss the use of contact tracing apps in the United Kingdom. Download and listen to learn: Takeaways from the recent guidance from the ICO on contact tracing appsKey privacy considerations as the use of contact tracing apps becomes a reality in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemicDevelopments at the EU level regarding contact tracing apps and mobility data https://open.spotify.com/episode/0jtEkAQeYjZKdZkKp0ewGX…

Managing risk and crisis in an information-driven digital worldData is a critical asset as businesses seek to stay afloat and remain competitive in today’s globally connected economy in light of COVID-19. The global pandemic and corresponding economic disruptions have increased the value of remote servicing and teleworking, and reinforced the focus on data and the macro trends associated with digitalization. Adopting these new technologies for both remote working and business continuity mechanisms give rise to…