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The European Commission (“EC”) recently issued its revised standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries (“Ex-EU SCCs”) and a companion set of standard clauses for controllers and processors in the EU/EEA (“Intra-EU SCCs”). Both are now published in the Official Journal. The following is an introduction to the core elements of the Ex-EU SCCs and a brief overview of the Intra-EU SCCs. Legal Context The Ex-EU SCCs are a mechanism that companies can…

*Survey last updated April 30, 2020* Our latest edition, spanning 39 jurisdictions, answers five common data privacy and security questions employers may have in light of COVID-19, especially as lockdowns are slowly being eased in some countries and employers prepare to re-open workplaces. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound impact across regions and industries, many companies are facing difficult business and legal challenges and are required to make some urgent…

The UK Supreme Court has today allowed two appeals which provide some welcome relief for UK employers in relation to the treatment of vicarious (secondary) liability under English law generally, but leave a sting in the tail when considering data breaches committed by employees: Morrisons v Various Claimants – a significant and long running employment and data protection case in which the lower courts had found Morrisons to be vicariously liable for a data breach…