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Why digital onboarding is the future

Digital onboarding is the process by which new customers can sign up or be registered for your company, product, or service remotely. During the pandemic, when face-to-face meetings were discouraged except where necessary, digital onboarding became the primary way for businesses to bring on new clients and employees, as well as to conduct anti-money laundering […]


Transition Period for Old Standard Contractual Clauses Ends

On September 27, 2021, the transition period ended that allowed companies to continue using the old EU Standard Contractual Clauses for new transfers from the EU to a third country. Companies entering into new transfer agreements incorporating the SCCs must now use those published by the European Commission on June 4, 2021. Transfers from the […]


Global hiring boom expected with post-COVID expansion

A new HSBC survey has found that businesses are looking to achieve 20% growth in the next 12 months, and a majority (70%) of businesses plan to hire more staff. While salary and benefits are still seen as the top factor in moving jobs by almost half (46%) of business leaders, many see flexible working […]


China’s New Personal Information Protection Law: Must-Dos for Foreign Companies

The highly anticipated Personal Information Protection Law passed on August 20, 2021. It will go into effect on November 1, 2021, leaving companies less than three months to ensure compliance with the new law. Given the tight time frame, businesses need to move quickly. But what is the real impact of the new legislation on […]


PROFILE: KEITH ROSSER – MAKING THE WORLD OF WORK SAFER

Keith Rosser, group director of recruitment business, Reed, and director of Reed Screening, has an overarching mission to make the world of work safer for workers, jobseekers, and employers. Reed Screening, established in 2011, has grown into one of the UK’s largest screening organizations and runs as a separate business. It provides employment background checks […]


Canadian, German Data Protection Watchdogs Join Forces

The German and Canadian data protection commissioners have signed an agreement that aims to ensure people’s digital privacy will be better protected if data travels across borders via the Web. International cooperation could help put companies like Facebook and Google on a privacy leash.Both countries will inform each other about […]


Francophone Regulators to Adopt BCR-style Framework in 2013

During their 6th Annual Meeting, the Association of Francophone Data Protection Authorities (AFAPDP) considered proposals for a framework for international data transfers between French-speaking nations. Members have requested additional time to assess the proposals, therefore adoption is postponed and should occur no later than at the next annual meeting or by the end of 2013. […]


APEC and EU Bodies Discuss Regional Interoperability

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) announced that Mexico has become the second formal participant of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. APEC economic leaders first endorsed the CBPR in November 2011 with the aim to promote region-wide privacy policy compatibility, ensure consumer protection, and lower regulatory compliance costs. Mexico’s participation follows the U.S., […]


Increased Cooperation Between EU and APEC on Cross-Border Data Transfer Rules

A joint EU-APEC committee, which includes the French and German data protection authorities as well as the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission, has been studying similarities and differences between the EU’s binding corporate rules (“BCRs”) framework and APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules. The committee’s goal is to facilitate data protection compliance in this […]


If You’re a Global Employer, You Need Global Employee Data Policies

If your company employs any international employees, it may have obligations under foreign laws to have specific safeguards in place. Failure to observe a jurisdiction’s data protection laws can result in staff penalties and unwelcome press coverage. Although the European Union is leading the way with a proposed comprehensive new data protection law, other countries […]




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