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Where There’s Smoke: How Employers Can Navigate Employees’ Cannabis Use

The Canadian Cannabis Survey (CCS) has revealed that 5 percent of people surveyed who used cannabis in 2018/2019 reported consuming it at least once a week during work or in the morning before, while 12 percent said they did so at least once a month. With this information in mind, employers are able to navigate […]

Personal Data Handling and Processing in Australia

The handling and processing of personal data in Australia brings with it several questions, which are highlighted in this article. For starters, there is no requirement under Australian law that the holding of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) be legitimized on specific grounds; however, the Australia Privacy Protections (APPs) provide that an APP entity may only […]

Employers’ Duties Under the Hong Kong National Security Law from a Data Privacy Perspective

Effective June 30, 2020, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the ‘NSL’), has raised data privacy concerns for businesses operating in the city. Article 43 out of 66 has attracted a lot of attention due to the wide-ranging powers it provides to […]

Brazilian Minister Says Decree to Create Data Protection Authority is Ready for Publication

Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic Jorge Antônio de Oliveira Francisco has announced that the Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados (ANPD) is ready and may be published at any time. Brazilian Congress is due to vote on the Provisional Measure 959/2020 by Aug. 27, 2020, which temporarily delays the applicability of the new […]

Becoming a Registered Motor Vehicle Dealer or Salesperson in Canada: The Criminal Record Check

In order to become a licensed motor vehicle dealer or salesperson in Canada, an individual must get to know the provincial regulatory authority, such as the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) or the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council. Licensing policies and regulations vary from province to province, but most jurisdictions require a criminal record […]

Quebec Introduces New Amendments to Its Privacy Regimes

The Government of Quebec recently tabled Bill 64, an Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill), before the National Assembly of Quebec. Should the bill be passed, it proposes to update the existing framework applicable to the protection of personal information by amending various laws of the province of […]

Managing Data Privacy Risks in Corporate Investigations – Some Key Considerations for Businesses in the Asia-Pacific Region

Although investigations are important for businesses to address allegations of potential or suspected wrong-doing, some are likely to present data privacy issues, especially for the fragmented regulatory landscape for data protection and privacy in the Asia-Pacific region, where laws vary considerably among countries. Breaches of data protection and privacy laws in a number of Asia-Pacific […]

The European Commission Issues an Important Update on the Impact of Brexit on the Transfer of Personal Data to the UK

The European Commission published a Notice to Stakeholders on the Withdrawal of the UK and EU Rules in the Field of Data Protection (the “Notice”) in early July. Along with a previous Notice to Stakeholders, the update reminds all stakeholders of the legal repercussions in relation to processing personal data, which need to be considered […]

Using AI in HR and Recruitment – Data Protection Issues

There is no doubt that the use of AI has provided benefits in the employment and HR context. But using AI involves processing personal data, which is subject to data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 18). Governments and regulators around the world are […]

Challenges for Background Screening in Latin America

The process of conducting background checks is becoming more accepted among human resource professionals in Latin America, but companies that outsource business processes or functions there could face significant challenges. Those businesses could deal with a changing selection process, from the existing socio-economic studies to more substantial vetting processes, like employment and academic verifications and/or […]


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