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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.…

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…

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…

In brief The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) amended the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) with most changes taking effect on 1 January 2023 with a twelve-month look-back. Limited exceptions concerning the personal data of employees and business contacts will expire. The new California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) has published draft regulations that will, once finalized, expand on the rules in the statute and existing regulations from the California Attorney General. The CPPA is…

In advance of its June 8 public board meeting, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) has released draft regulations intended to implement and interpret new requirements under the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”).  In addition to codifying the new obligations under the CPRA (e.g., the right to correct, right to opt out of “sharing”), the Draft Regs include helpful illustrative examples and also provide details regarding certain new obligations, which we’ve summarized below. Key Takeaways…

On April 28, 2022, the Connecticut State House passed Senate Bill (‘SB’) 6 for An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (‘the Act’), following its earlier passage by Connecticut’s Senate.  If enacted, the Act would take effect on 1 July 2023. Like California, Virginia, and Colorado, the Act would include several consumer rights, including the rights of access, correction, deletion, data portability, and the right to opt-out of targeted advertising, the sale of…

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…

After years of legislative debate, Congress passed a new law requiring key businesses to report certain data breaches—or “covered incidents”—to the government. Signed by President Biden on March 15, 2022, the law, part of the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act, requires companies that operate critical infrastructure—financial institutions, utilities, and other organizations—to share information with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) about certain cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours and ransomware payments to cyber criminals within 24…