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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…

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…

As the rumors travel fast and some have mistakenly spread the news that the draft Personal Data Protection Decree (“PDPD”) was issued, here is a quick update on the recent developments regarding the approval process of the draft PDPD in Vietnam. By way of background, on 8 March 2022, the Vietnamese Government issued Resolution No. 27/NQ-CP (“Resolution 27”) on the Approval for the Dossier of the Draft PDPD. As assigned by the Government under Resolution…

Synthetic datasets could change the way developers train AI models in healthcare. They have the potential to increase the size of training datasets for AI models, whilst protecting patient privacy, but is this really a solution or just hype? We’ve set out 7 things you need to know. 1. What is synthetic data? A synthetic dataset is an “artificial” dataset containing computer-generated data instead of real-word records. In the healthcare setting, the term “synthetic data” is…

On March 24, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) was signed into law. It will take effect on December 31, 2023. UCPA generally has a narrower scope of application than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It has multiple threshold requirements for applicability, excludes Utah residents acting in an employment or commercial context from protection (like…

On 10 March 2022, the National Data Management Office (NDMO) published for consultation a draft of the executive regulations (“Regulations”) to the Personal Data Protection Law, promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/19, dated 09/02/1443H (PDPL). You can access our previous alert on the publication of the Law here. You can access the consultation and a full draft of the Regulations here. The consultation invites comments on the Regulations and will close on 25 March 2022. The timing…

On 16 March 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (“MIC”) held a workshop regarding the implementation of Decree 70 on Cross-border Advertising Service in Vietnam. In the workshop, the MIC has helped to clarify many crucial issues under Decree 70, such as subjects involved in cross-border advertising activities, obligations of foreign cross-border advertising service providers and other stakeholders, violation handing process, and administrative sanctions. This is the snippet of key issues presented and discussed…

In the High-level Session of the Annual Vietnam Business Forum (“VBF”) held on 21 February 2022, the Vietnamese Government and business community engaged in a policy dialogue on the theme of “Restoring the economy & Developing supply chain in the new normal”. Among other talking points, the issue of digital transformation was placed in the discussion. Specifically, representatives of the business community (including EuroCham, AmCham, and VBF’s Digital Economy Working Group) expressed their recommendations concerning…

In this uncertain time, some global companies are announcing that they are “leaving Russia.”  What does it mean to “leave Russia,” and what are the data privacy implications of doing so?  Setting aside the broader business, political, and other legal considerations, the following are some initial thoughts on these challenging and rapidly developing data privacy issues. What does it mean for a global company to “leave Russia”? The specifics of the answer to this question…