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GDPR: What Impact Has It Really Made During Its First Year?

It has been one year since the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and European Union (EU) officials believe that the GDPR has raised awareness and helped the public understand their data privacy rights. In fact, EU stats show that Data Protection Authorities logged more than 95,000 complaints since May 2018. Even so, […]

How to Get a Criminal Background Check in China

The intention of obtaining a criminal record check in China is to ensure that all foreigners living and working in the country have complied with laws in their country of origin and will likely keep a clean criminal record while in China. The process involves several steps, including ordering the criminal report through a local, […]

Canada Enhances Public Safety with Gemalto Fingerprint Identification Solution

The Government of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have enhanced public safety measures by offering a digitized biometrics records solution. The nationwide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), a product of Gemalto, will allow for faster and more accurate criminal and civil identity checks. Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) has modernized its […]


The Dutch Senate has approved legislation introducing collective damages actions in the Netherlands that will broaden the regime even further. The legislation is expected to enter into force in July 2019 and will apply to events that took place on or after November 15, 2016. Key features of the legislation include an option to claim […]

Why You Should Outsource Your International Background Checks

Although it can be tempting for HR professionals to conduct international background check investigations in-house, it is next to impossible to verify a candidate’s background from another country. United States laws and regulations must be taken into consideration, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), but each […]

Portugal Passes GDPR Implementation Law

Portugal became the third-to-last Member State to update its national data protection laws to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on August 8, 2019. The law applies to the processing of all personal data carried out in Portugal – both in public or private nature – and as well as data processing conducted […]

Mayers Brown’s A Global Guide to Background Checks

Background checks have become a critical part of the recruitment process in many countries. Employers with a global presence often seek to harmonize recruitment policies across different jurisdictions but addressing the various restrictions and regulations around background checks can be challenging. A Global Guide to Background Checks provides an overview of both the legal and […]

Relevance of Complying with Data Protection Regulation in Mexico

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has changed the way in which the treatment and processing of personal data is regulated. It is first important to identify the people who will be responsible for implementing a complete personal data protection program or policy. These individuals, called the Data Controller and Data Processor, are figures who […]

New Rules on Police Record Checks in Ontario

Under the Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015, which came into force November 1, 2018, there are three types of record checks: criminal record checks, criminal record and judicial matters checks, and vulnerable sector checks. The criminal record check pulls criminal convictions that have not been pardoned and findings of guilt under the federal Youth […]

Canada: Cannabis in the Workplace: “If the Employer Cannot Measure Impairment, It Cannot Manage Risk”

Employers are facing new challenges with current drug testing policies thanks to the legalization of recreational cannabis. But the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in the case of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1620 v Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers’ Association Inc., 2019 NLSC 48, held that the inability to measure residual impairment […]

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