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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 […]


ICO Clarifies Time Limit for Responding to Subject Access Requests

Under updated guidance, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stated that a data controller must respond to a subject access request (SAR) “without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request.” Extensions could also be approved. The ICO’s guidance has been amended to state that the time limit […]


GDPR – A Reminder that Consent Isn’t Always the Answer

Employers are likely to rely on more than one of the six prescribed lawful grounds for processing, which include: consent; contract; compliance with a legal obligation; vital interests; public interest; and legitimate interests. It is important for employers to process activity separately and identify the most suitable lawful basis for that activity. Relying too much […]


World – Hiring Intentions Vary Around the World, EMEA Outlook Modest While APAC is Mostly Optimistic

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey has revealed that employers worldwide have mixed hiring intentions with softer employment outlooks predicted. The global survey of 60,000 employers in 44 countries reported outlooks strengthening quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year in 15 countries, including Japan, Taiwan, and the United States. Within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Greece, Slovenia, Norway, and […]


Mayers Brown’s A Global Guide to Background Checks

A Global Guide to Background Checks provides an overview of both the legal and practical issues relating to background checks in 50 key countries. Read more 


When does GDPR apply to a non-EU entity? EDPB provides guidance

European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published on 16 November 2018 the long-awaited Guidelines 3/2018 on the territorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). As those with even a cursory interest in the matter knew, a company not established in the EU can still be within the reach of GDPR’s strict rules. But exactly when that […]




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