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Germany passes new Federal Data Protection Act

Germany is one step closer to new data protection rules as the German Parliament and the Federal Council have both approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundestag printing matter 18/11325). The purpose of the draft is to align German data protection law to the European General Data Protection Regulation which will be applicable as of May 25, 2018.

Switzerland to Overhaul its Data Protection Framework

In the wake of EU's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swiss government has recently issued a preliminary draft of a new Data Protection Act (Draft-DPA) that aims to modernize Swiss data protection law.

Indonesia: New Regulation on Personal Data Protection

The Data Protection Regulation emphasizes the current personal data protection provisions in Indonesia by providing new measures to protect the use of personal data in electronic systems.

Singapore: Data Privacy Enforcement Trends

Since the Personal Data Protection Act came into force on 2 July 2014, the Personal Data Protection Commission has published a number of enforcement decisions taken against 22 organisations for breaching various obligations under the Act.

Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Approved

On January 11, 2017, the US and Swiss authorities announced their agreement on a new cross-border data transfer framework, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework, to allow US companies to meet the requirements for transfers of personal data from Switzerland to the US.

Privacy Groups challenge EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

An attorneys' data privacy initiative brought an action against the Adequacy Decision in the CJEU claiming that the Adequacy Decision of the European Commission is null and void.
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Germany: Data Protection Officer must not have a conflict of interests

German Data Protection Authority fined a company for having the IT manager appointed as Data Protection Officer – A greater risk under the European General Data Protection Regulation?

China: New Rules Broaden Definition of Electronic Data and Clarify Procedures for Data Collection...

On 9 September 2016, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China jointly issued the New Rules on Electronic Data Collection, Extraction and Review in Criminal Cases

EU General Data Protection (GDPR) Game Plan Series – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Baker & McKenzie GDPR Game Plan Series! On 25 May 2016, the GDPR finally entered into force. It will start to apply as of 25 May 2018 giving organisations two years to come into compliance.

What every multinational company should know about the WP29 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Working Party of European Union Data Protection Authorities identified concerns with the Privacy Shield, and recommended clarifications and improvements to the text.

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