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UK: Commitment to introduce new Data Protection Bill in line with GDPR principles

Yesterday the UK Government set out its legislative programme for the next Parliamentary term, through the Queen’s Speech. Whilst Brexit will dominate the legislative agenda, data protection received special mention with a commitment to introduce a new Data Protection Bill. The Bill will reiterate the UK’s commitment to implementation of the principles of privacy enshrined in the GDPR, regardless of Brexit. It will also add further clarity on how the UK intends to apply statutory controls to those areas of the GDPR where Member States have flexibility to develop complementary legal requirements or derogations. The speech is an important...

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CHINA: PRC Cybersecurity Law – take action and monitor developments to avoid losing your China business

The PRC Cybersecurity Law is three weeks old, and non-compliant international businesses are already facing severe consequences. Since 1 June, twenty-two people engaged by a global technology giant have been arrested, and sixty online entertainment news sites have been shut down. The law continues to evolve. The latest guidance provides practical answers to previous areas of uncertainty. Whilst some questions remain, the key message is: do not ignore the PRC Cybersecurity Law. It is now in force and organisations must comply with it. Read on if you: Transfer personal information and important data out of China Are concerned your...

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Increased focus on global privacy and data protection for Australian organisations

Authors: Sinead Lynch and Jessica Noakesmith Regulators around the world are, and will be, taking a much closer look at rules on the protection of individual personal data and the security of their citizen’s information. The onslaught of the new and arduous General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime in Europe, the recent ‘protectionist’ changes to the PRC Cybersecurity Laws in China on 1 June 2017, anticipated changes in Singapore’s data privacy regime, as well as rumblings from other Asia-Pac countries in this area, all confirm that these are issues where national regulators are sitting up and taking action. Recent...

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Top 5 takeaways on how to get ready for the European Privacy Regulation

How to get ready for the GDPR right now? This was the topic of the seminar arranged to celebrate the one year deadline from the effective date of the EU Privacy Regulation.  As previously mentioned, the Italian DLA Piper privacy team arranged a privacy breakfast in order to give practical tips to companies on what shall be done to be prepared for the 25th of May 2018 that is now only in one year time. Below are our top five takeaways and we hope you will find them interesting: 1. GDPR compliant privacy information notice and consents cannot wait...

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