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‘Controller,’ ‘Processor’ and ‘Transfer’: Some GDPR Concepts Re-Explained

Rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) don’t just apply to companies that fall under its territorial scope, but also those that don’t have an establishment in the European Union (EU) but do target data subjects in the EU. The key elements of the concepts of the controller, joint controller, processor, and data transfer […]


Reviewing The Data Protection Act in Zimbabwe – Part 1

On December 3, 2021, Zimbabwe’s Data Protection Act was gazetted and went into effect on the same day. The legislation is required in a fast-changing business environment where client information has become gold. The Data Protection Act deals with how data is collected, stored, and transmitted with section 4 of the Act making it applicable […]


Best Information and Data Protection Practices in The Corporate Space

Zimbabwe recently promulgated its Data Protection Act in the hope of regulating the collection, storage, and use of personal data. A new article advocates that all business enterprises should have data protection policies over and above what is required under national law. Data protection or lack thereof will increasingly become a risk factor to all […]


Saudi Arabia Issues New Personal Data Protection Law

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently issued its first comprehensive national data protection law. The Personal Data Protection Law will enter into force on March 23, 2022. It regulates the collection, processing, and use of personal data in the Kingdom. Organizations with operations in the Kingdom or those processing data of Saudi residents will have […]


Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) Updates System for Filing Complaints

On December 21, 2021, the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) updated instructions on how and when data subjects can file a complaint against a data controller for possible violation of their rights under the General Data Protection Law (LGPD). The LGPD is Brazil’s all-encompassing data protection law similar to the European Union’s GDPR. The LGPD […]


2022 Data Protection & Privacy To-Do List

Beginning in January 2023, three new state privacy laws (and their applicable regulations) go into effect. They largely follow in the footsteps of the California Consumer Privacy Act that took effect in 2018. The new laws represent the continuation of the United States’ journey to a sophisticated privacy and data protection regime. Not to be […]


Provincial Criminal Court Record Searches [A Guide]

Frequently, the question arises on the suitability of Provincial court record checks to perform their corporate due diligence on new hires or existing employees, versus the Enhanced Criminal Record Check. There are many considerations to take into account when making a choice between the Enhanced Criminal Record search and the Provincial Court Record search. What […]


China’s New Privacy Law: The Impact on Canada and Beyond

On November 1, 2021, China’s new comprehensive privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Law went into effect. Officially adopted on August 20, 2021, by the National People’s Congress of China, the PIPL is a key pillar of an emerging framework of privacy regulation in the People’s Republic of China, which already includes the Data Security […]


Checkr Acquires ModoHR Technologies Inc.

Checkr, the leading technology company powering the future of work, has acquired ModoHR, a Canadian-based background check company. ModoHR provides customers with scalable and compliant solutions to conduct accurate background checks through their leading ScreeningCanada™ platform. The ScreeningCanada.ca platform is a comprehensive and dynamic application offering customers a single, unified workflow for requesting and monitoring […]


Top 5 Operational Impacts Of China’s PIPL: Part 2 — Obligations And Rights

Compared to China’s Cybersecurity Law, which provides that collection of personal information must be based on consent given by the data subject, China’s new Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic China imposes a number of legal obligations on businesses in relation to the collection, processing, provision, transfer, deletion, and destruction of personal data. […]




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