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World and Australia Move Closer to Cannabis Decriminalisation

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) removed cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs on Dec. 2 and just two days later, the United States House of Representatives voted to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. If passed by the Senate, the substance would be removed from the schedule […]


DATA PRIVACY LAW SOON TO BE EFFECTIVE IN PANAMA

On March 29, 2021, Law 81/2019 for the Protection of Personal Data will go into effect in the Republic of Panama. The Law applies to all individuals and legal entities from the public or private sector, profit or non-profit, that handle sensitive data. The law is based on loyalty, intention, proportionality, veracity and accuracy, data […]


AT A GLANCE: HIRING EMPLOYEES IN COSTA RICA

In Costa Rica, during the selection and recruitment of workers, tests can be requested only when they are reasonable in relation to the position and the tasks that the collaborator will carry out. During the execution of the contract, there are two criteria: tests can only be requested if there is a reasonable and true […]


DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE ABOUT UKRAINE

Ius Laboris lawyers from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine provide a detailed survey of data protection law and how it is enforced in Ukraine. The guide includes a definition of personal data, whether data protection laws in Ukraine apply to foreign companies, requirements relating to data disclosures/transfers to the third parties, requirements relating to personal data […]


DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE ABOUT RUSSIA

Ius Laboris lawyers from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine provide a detailed survey of data protection law and how it is enforced in Russia. The guide includes a definition of personal data, whether data protection laws in Russia apply to foreign companies, local data storage/localization requirements in Russia, and local privacy policy requirements in Russia. Read […]


AT A GLANCE: HIRING EMPLOYEES IN KAZAKHSTAN

In Kazakhstan, employers are entitled to obtain the relevant information directly from employees, but cannot obtain an applicant’s criminal or credit record directly from publicly available sources. Security checks may be conducted if the position is security-sensitive (i.e., national security officers). Hiring a third party to conduct background checks is not regulated and does not […]


DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN

Ius Laboris lawyers from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine provide a detailed survey of data protection law and how it is enforced in Kazakhstan. The guide includes a definition of personal data, whether data protection laws in Kazakhstan apply to foreign companies, local data storage/localization requirements in Kazakhstan, and how the use of cookies and other […]


AT A GLANCE: HIRING EMPLOYEES IN USA

In the U.S., Federal law does not restrict background checks of applicants and employees if the employer conducts the check directly rather than through a third party. When an employer uses a third-party vendor to conduct the background check, however, the process is governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which requires the employer […]


PROPOSED CANADIAN PRIVACY BILL INTRODUCES FINES AND NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

The Canadian government’s overhaul of existing federal private-sector privacy legislation arrived on November 17, 2020, with the first reading of Bill C-11, which would enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act (PIDPTA). Together, the legislation have introduced bold new measures into Canada’s privacy law and have […]


PRIVACY LIMITS ON EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECKS IN ONTARIO

Despite growing concerns about privacy protection, the Ontario government has taken a limited approach to employee privacy legislation. While the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) governs personal information held by provincially-regulated private sector organizations, it does not apply to employee information. Currently, in Ontario, only employee information collected in connection with a […]




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