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European Commission Proposes Revised Standard Contractual Clauses

European Union - November 13 2020 The European Commission (EC), on 12 November 2020, published a draft adequacy decision implementing revised Standard Contractual Clauses (draft SCCs)…

European Data Protection Board Issues Schrems II Recommendations

European Union - November 11 2020 Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (“CJEU”) decision in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian…

European Data Protection Supervisor Issues Schrems II Guidelines

European Union - November 9 2020 Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (“CJEU”) decision in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian…

California Privacy Law Overhaul - Proposition 24 Passes

USA - November 4 2020 The results are in, and California voters have approved the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) which was listed on the ballot as Proposition 24…

CCPA Update: Comment Period Closes on Third Round of Proposed Modifications to CCPA Regulations; CCPA Litigation Gaining Steam; Consumer Groups and Major Newspapers Urge “No” Vote on California’s Privacy Initiative

USA - October 29 2020 New privacy developments continue to come from California, with a new proposed modifications to CCPA regulations, continuing CCPA litigation, and…

SEC Lifts Moratorium on Registration of UK-Based Managers

USA - October 22 2020 Recent communications from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicate that the SEC is again considering registration of advisers…

California Amends Privacy Laws Again: CCPA Health Information Amendment and Employee/B2B Exemption Signed into Law; Vetoes for Genetic Privacy and Social Media Parental Consent Bills

USA - October 14 2020 California’s Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law two bills to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). He also vetoed two other…

Changes in Chinese Securities Law and Draft Data Security Law Affect Cross-Border Investigations

China, USA - October 9 2020 Recent changes to Chinese law have broad implications on cross-border data transfer in the course of investigations conducted by non-Chinese…

European Commission to Issue New Standard Contractual Clauses by End of 2020

European Union, USA - October 2 2020 In the wake of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision in Schrems II, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties…

U.S. Government White Paper to Help Companies Address the EU’s National Security Concerns in Schrems II

European Union, USA - September 30 2020 On September 28, the U.S. government released a “White Paper” addressing how U.S. companies might justify their continued transfer to the U.S. of…