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Georgia’s HB 156, requiring state notice for utility cybersecurity incidents, is now in effect

USA - May 12 2021 Georgia’s governor has signed into law House Bill 156, creating specific notice requirements for state agencies and utilities that experience…

Thailand postpones the implementation of the data protection act until 1 June 2022

Thailand - May 7 2021 The Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (PDPA) came into effect since 28 May 2019 with most provisions scheduled to take full effect on 27…

DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 highlights more still to be done by the majority of businesses

United Kingdom - May 5 2021 The Department for Culture Media and Sport recently published its annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey (the “Survey”), which aims to capture trends…

German Federal Labor Court rules on the scope of the right to information under Art. 15 GDPR

Germany - May 4 2021 In a legal dispute to be decided by the German Federal Labor Court, the court had the opportunity to rule on the highly controversial scope of the…

Deadline to file comments to the HIPAA NPRM is fast approaching

USA - April 30 2021 HIPAA covered entities and business associates should finalize their comments soon, before the comment period for the 2020 Health Insurance…

Portuguese CNPD suspends transfers of Census 2021 data to the U.S.

Portugal, USA - April 30 2021 On yet another application of the principles contained in the Schrems II case, on the 27th of April 2021, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority…

Second Circuit sets standing threshold for data-breach class actions

USA - April 30 2021 This week, the Second Circuit in McMorris v. Carlos Lopez & Assocs., LLC, No. 19-4310, weighed in on whether data-breach plaintiffs can establish…

The Supreme Court sharply curtails FTC’s authority to obtain restitution

USA - April 27 2021 In a significant decision issued on Thursday, April 22, 2021, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled in an eagerly anticipated case that the Federal…

European Commission publishes long-awaited draft Regulation on Artificial Intelligence

European Union - April 26 2021 On 21 April 2021, the European Commission published the long-awaited proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence…

China: Navigating China episode 16: New data lifecycle guidelines for financial institutions in China - detailed assessments, additional security measures and some data localisation introduced

China - April 20 2021 Important new guidelines outlining how personal and other types of financial information should be handled by financial institutions throughout the…