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On August 9, India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 (“DPDP Bill”) passed both houses of the Indian Parliament and now awaits Presidential assent. In 2017, India’s Supreme Court mandated that privacy is a fundamental human right. Since that time, India has been working to pass data protection legislation. The DPDP Bill is India’s fifth draft of the bill. The DPDP Bill only applies to the processing of digital personal data in India, where the personal…

On 19 July 2023, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) announced that it had adopted a statement on the European Commission’s first review of the functioning of the adequacy decision for Japan during its 82nd plenary meeting. The context In January 2019 the European Commission adopted an adequacy decision in relation to transfers of personal data from the EU to businesses in Japan. The adequacy decision means that EU standard contractual clauses are not required…

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”). US companies that participate in the DPF will be deemed to provide “adequate protection” under Article 45 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for personal data transfers received from the European Union (“EU”) and European Economic Area (“EEA”). Why did the EC need to adopt the adequacy decision for the DPF? As we have previously written, the…

The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (“ODNI”) announced today that it has fully implemented new safeguards under Executive Order 14086. See INTEL – ODNI Releases IC Procedures Implementing New Safeguards in Executive Order 14086. These steps clear the path for the European Commission to adopt the draft “adequacy decision” for cross-border data transfers pursuant to the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. By way of brief background, in July 2020, the Court of Justice…

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, Baker McKenzie’s Data Privacy & Security Team across offices presented the Asia Pacific edition of Deciphering Data, the Firm’s webinar series that aims to help companies and organizations decode complex developments in data privacy and cybersecurity. Our diverse team of cross-border experts offered their expertise and insight in this webinar series to help you understand the legal lay of the land and prepare for the future of privacy in Asia Pacific and…

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…

*Article originally posted on IAPP.org* Privacy professionals around the world are feverishly working on configuring and implementing the European Union’s new Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”). On September 27, 2021, companies in the European Economic Area (EEA) must not enter into new cross-border data transfer arrangements with companies in the United States and most other countries, unless the recipient outside the EEA agrees to the new SCCs (Elisabeth Dehareng, Francesca Gaudino and Brian Hengesbaugh, The road ahead…

Happy Data Protection Day! The 28 January each year is celebrated as 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 2021, we have summarised some of the key trends and developments in the EU, UK and beyond from a data protection perspective and looking ahead to what to expect for 2021. You can jump to specific country…