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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 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…

In this episode, Harry Valetk is joined by partners Francesca Gaudino, based in Milan, and Michaela Nebel, based in Frankfurt, as they discuss privacy notice obligations. Listen in to hear about whether or not data privacy notifications are still relevant and other key considerations that may be overlooked including: How often companies and data protection officers should review their noticesEmployee vs. customer privacy noticesOnline vs. offline privacy noticesLanguage requirements and more https://open.spotify.com/episode/0oqo22X8U2xPCznVDqUJtp Want to Learn…

Friday 28 January 2022 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 2022, our Global Data Privacy and Security Team have provided a roundup of key trends and developments across the globe from a data protection perspective as well as looking ahead to what to expect in 2022. There are new laws and developments to keep…

Italy experienced one of the longest and most severe lock-downs during the peak of the pandemic. This made it be one of the first countries to launch a national contact tracing App (Immuni) and a national COVID Certificate (green pass) and from October 15, Italy has become the first European country which has made the green pass mandatory to access the workplace. After an intense period of discussions, on September 21st Decree No. 127/2021 introduced…

The 43rd edition of the Global Privacy Assembly, GPA Mexico 2021 co-sponsored by Baker McKenzie, kicked off Monday with a full slate of virtual presentations and discussions. The program included speakers from regulators and data protection authorities, the private sector, think tanks and advocacy groups, NGOs, and academia—and covered topics ranging from facial recognition to the impact of data protection on marginalized communities. In case you weren’t able to catch the proceedings we’ve compiled some…

The 43rd edition of the Global Privacy Assembly, GPA Mexico 2021 co-sponsored by Baker McKenzie, kicked off Monday with a full slate of virtual presentations and discussions. The program included speakers from regulators and data protection authorities, the private sector, think tanks and advocacy groups, NGOs, and academia—and covered topics ranging from facial recognition to the impact of data protection on marginalized communities. In case you weren’t able to catch the proceedings we’ve compiled some…

*Article originally posted on IAPP.org* The European Commission recently issued its decision approving revised standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries in the official journal. The new SCCs arrive at a critical juncture in the regulation of cross-border data transfers, as there is significant uncertainty in the market around how to address cross-border data transfer restrictions. What is the legal context for the introduction of the new SCCs? The new SCCs are a…

The new standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries (“Ex-EU SCCs”) and standard contractual clauses for controllers and processors in the EU/EEA (“Intra-EU SCCs”) issued by the European Commission provide for, both, chances and challenges for EU service providers supporting EU and non-EU customers, some of which are outlined below. 1. When do the Ex-EU SCCs apply? EU service providers supporting non-EU customers might want to enter into the new Ex-EU SCCs with…