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France: new guidance for data retention

France - September 4 2020 The French Supervisory Authority (the "CNIL") has issued new updated guidelines on data retention during the month of July (the "CNIL's…

Brazil - Enforceability of the LGPD

Brazil - August 27 2020 The Brazilian Senate, in the voting of MP 959/20 decided on 26 August 2020, to reject the article of the MP that provided for the extension of the…

Germany: Schrems II: And now? First German supervisory authority provides guidance on data transfers

Germany - August 27 2020 The Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for the German State of Baden-Württemberg (Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz und…

First sanction of an online shoes company by CNIL acting as a lead authority for several infringements to GDPR requirements

European Union, France - August 12 2020 On 28 July 2020, the French Supervisory Authority (the "CNIL") sanctioned the online shoes retail company, SPARTOO SAS, by a €250,000 fine and…

Thailand: Personal Data Protection Act (pdpa) amendments on the way: what does this mean for your company?

Thailand - August 7 2020 Thailand's Personal Data Protection Act ("PDPA") is in the process of being updated, and full implementation and compliance are expected by 1 June…

Japan: Protection of Personal Information (APPI) Act to be Amended: Is your Business Ready?

Japan - August 3 2020 The Japanese Diet has recently approved a bill to amend the APPI. This is expected to result in a strengthening of rights for data subjects while…

Belgium: Belgian DPA imposes a EUR600,000 fine, its highest fine ever, on Google Belgium for non-compliance with right to be forgotten

Belgium - July 29 2020 Until recently, most decisions of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (Belgian DPA) concerned national companies or individuals.…

Europe: EDBP issues FAQs on Schrems II - No Grace Period for Privacy Shield Transfers; Case-by-Case Assessments Required to Continue with SCCs

European Union - July 27 2020 On 23 July, the European Data Protection Board issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions with regard to the Schrems II decision of the Court of…

Ireland: Irish Court of Appeal Clarifies Boundaries of Concept of Personal Data

Ireland - July 21 2020 The Irish Court of Appeal has clarified the scope of the definition of personal data - noting that, while the definition is deliberately very…

European court decision - EU-US privacy shield declared invalid; standard contractual clauses remain valid subject to conditions

European Union, USA - July 16 2020 Today, the EU’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), handed down its judgment on the long-awaited case Data Protection…