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28 January 2023 is Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2023, Baker McKenzie’s Global Data Privacy and Security Team is pleased to present this special edition update of key data protection and privacy developments and trends across the globe, as well summarising future legislative changes, predictions, and enforcement priorities to look out for during 2023.…

In this episode, Brian Hengesbaugh, Global Chair of Privacy & Security, is joined by Ben Slinn, senior associate in London, as they discuss data privacy predictions across the globe for the year ahead. Listen in to hear about: The data protection regime in the UK post Brexit and what lies aheadTrends and issues that we are seeing from an EU perspectiveKey developments and significant changes on the horizon outside of the EU For a more…

In this episode, Brian Hengesbaugh, Global Chair of Privacy and Security, is joined by Anne Petterd, privacy and cybersecurity partner based in Sydney, as they discuss privacy in the metaverse, highlighting key concerns at the intersection of these two complex and cutting-edge issues. The two explore universal topics of trust, transparency and how they relate to personal data protection in the digital environment. Listen in to hear more about: What is the metaverse? Who controls…

On December 13, the European Commission (“EC”) announced a draft decision on the adequacy of the U.S data protection regime to protect the personal data of European Union (“EU”) residents, the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”). The DPF, which was initially announced in March 2022 as a political agreement between the EU and the U.S., and then bolstered by President Biden’s Executive Order (“EO”) in October 2022, opens the door for an EU-U.S. data transfer…

In this episode, Brian Hengesbaugh, Chair of Global Privacy and Security, is joined by Rachel Ehlers, Privacy and Cybersecurity partner based in Texas, as they discuss the heightened focus on biometrics and key data privacy issues surrounding this prevalent technology. Listen in to hear about: an overview of the key laws that govern biometric dataenforcement and litigation trends in this spaceconsiderations for in-house attorneys with regard to biometrics in the context of their privacy and…

In this episode, Brian Hengesbaugh, Global Chair of Privacy and Security, is joined by Cynthia Cole, IP, Data and Technology partner based in Palo Alto, as they discuss top-of-mind issues for global companies with respect to data and IP risk and reward in M&A. As a former CEO and General Counsel, Cynthia has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex technology and IP alliances and transactions, and offers her unique perspective on key issues…

This week, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) released modified proposed regulations (“Modified Regulations”) for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), and an explanation of the proposed changes, ahead of its upcoming Board Meetings. It is expected that the CPPA will discuss, and possibly adopt or modify further, the Modified Regulations during the CPPA Board Meetings which are scheduled for October 21-22 and October 28-29, 2022.…

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, members of Baker McKenzie’s Global Data Privacy and Security Team, including Brian Hengesbaugh, Harry Valetk and Elizabeth Denham, presented at the Global Data Protection Program 2022 hosted by the Practising Law Institute. The program boasted an impressive line-up of data privacy experts from both government and industry to share practical insights. The half-day program was comprised of the following four segments: Introduction and Legislative Developments in Data Protection LawsNuts and Bolts of…

In March 2022, U.S. and EU leaders reached an agreement in principle on a new accord to protect data flows entitled the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (“EU-U.S. DPF”).  Today, the US Government has taken important steps to implement this critical data flow framework, and strengthen legal certainty for EU to US personal data transfers.   First, President Biden signed an Executive Order on “Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities” (“EO”). The EO enhances privacy…

*Article originally posted on IAPP.org* On Aug. 31, hopes were dashed when the California legislative session ended without enacting Assembly Bill 1102. The bill would have extended grace periods for certain business-to-business and human resources personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act. CCPA/CPRA will become fully operational on Jan. 1, 2023, for B2B and HR personal information and will be subject to the same rigorous California privacy regulations…