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On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Baker McKenzie partners Harry Valetk and Brian Hengesbaugh, Global Chair of the Firm’s Data Privacy & Security Business Unit, presented at the Global Data Protection Boot Camp 2021 hosted by the Practising Law Institute. The boot camp 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…

*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…

*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…

*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 are a mechanism companies can use to address the restriction under Article 44 in the EU General Data Protection Regulation on the cross-border transfer of personal data to third countries. Given the timing requirements in the commission’s decision, the U.S. and other service providers located in…

On 4 May 2019, further amendments to the rules on processing personal data will come into force. They concern over 150 legal statutes and refer to both the private and public sector. Below we present the most important changes in the legal statutes that will be significant for the majority of companies:Labour CodeThe Act on Electronic Provision of Services (AEPS),Telecommunications LawPersonal Data Protection ActAmong other significant changed laws there are the Banking Law (e.g. with…

After numerous attempts over almost two decades (please see our series of client alerts below), the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act was finally approved and endorsed by the National Legislative Assembly on 28 February 2019 (PDPA). The PDPA will be submitted for royal endorsement and subsequent publication in the Government GazetteThis PDPA will change the landscape of personal data protection in Thailand. While the Thai Constitution upholds the right to privacy, Thailand did not have…

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will start to apply as of 25 May 2018, allows EU Member States to enact national data protection laws to supplement the GDPR thereby potentially impacting the intended EU-wide harmonization of data protection law through the GDPR. Germany was the first country to enact such a (complex) law, making ample use of the GDPR opener clauses. Other countries are in the process of drafting, and consulting on, new…