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Global Criminal Background Screening: 3 Essentials for Success

With more and more workforces going remote, it is important for employers to consider the benefits of global background checks. Reasons for doing so include verifying candidate experience and education, developing consistency in hiring practices and ensuring legal compliance. This includes obligations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the European Union’s (EU) General […]


Approaches to Criminal Backgrounds Checks for an International Workforce

Many employers in Asia rely on their candidates’ self-disclosures, but this can lead to incidents such as hiring a candidate with a serious criminal conviction or questionable background. Situations like this occur all around the world. In Singapore, a man was fired from a ride-hailing company after news emerged that he verbally abused a passenger. […]


HIGH COURT OF ENGLAND & WALES CONSIDERS TERRITORIAL SCOPE OF GDPR FOR THE FIRST TIME

In the first case of its kind, the High Court of England & Wales has considered the limits on the extraterritorial reach of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The High Court concluded that GDPR did not apply to a US website where there was no establishment in the UK (or Europe) and where it […]


GDPR AND BREXIT: HOW DATA TRANSFERS WILL BE AFFECTED

The European Commission has issued a statement that provides important information to companies and individuals who continue to transfer data to the UK from the EU/EEA following the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union in December 2020. Read more


75% OF STAFF CANNOT DETECT FAKE CERTIFICATE

Only one in four university admissions staff feel confident spotting fake qualification documents without assistance, a survey by the UK’s national qualifications agency UK NARIC has revealed, as the organization pledges to ramp up efforts to identify fraudulent certificates. While 62% said they conduct their own verifications direct with awarding institutions, 14% of institutions said […]


Global Privacy Roundup: The World Beyond Europe and California

California became the first major non-European economy to enact data protection regulation similar to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and the GDPR have dominated the privacy compliance agendas of most businesses and continue to post challenges. Other economies, however, are catching up, including Brazil (Brazil’s Lei Geral […]


Time to Prepare for New US-UK Data Sharing Rules, Law360

The United States and United Kingdom soon will enter into a landmark agreement that reflects law enforcement efforts “to develop mechanisms to address the fact that evidence today is often located overseas.” The U.S.-U.K. Bilateral Data Access Agreement, which is expected to take effect in July, will allow both countries to access electronic data for […]


THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S STANDARD CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES: GOOD NEWS FROM THE ADVOCATE GENERAL, BUT WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS

Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), as established by the European Commission, have long been used to safeguard personal data transferred outside the European Union (EU). But the companies that typically use SCCs need to be aware that they no longer provide the solid data transfer mechanism that they used to. As supervisory authorities are explicitly defined, […]


COMPARATIVE TABLE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION LAWS

A Comparative Table of Personal Information Protection Laws from Fasken compares the information protection laws of Canada (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), California (California Consumer Privacy Act), the European Union (General Data Protection Regulation), and Quebec (Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector). Read more


GDPR GUIDELINES FINALIZED, BUT HOW WILL THEY BE ENFORCED FOR NON-EU COMPANIES?

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently published an updated version of its guidelines on the territorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The final version clarifies several points regarding processors and controllers not established in the European Union that remained unclear after the EDPB issued its initial guidelines in March 2018. Read […]




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