New security measures to protect company's information are being tested throughout the world. With General Data Protection (GDPR), employees have a right to see where privacy and security meet. In this article, new security measures are discussed within the frame of GDPR.
In this Top Ten, learn tips as to how to organize your data protection practices. Now more than ever, companies are under pressure to create, implement, and maintain effective data protection plans.
Data breaches happen to companies across the globe. In this article, in-house counsel can learn how to plot a successful plan that will protect their company's data. Each section of this article is dedicated to a specific country or region including Hong Kong, China, Europe and the United States. This resource was published by Meritas in 2019.
Digital identities are a set of attributes that can allow an individual to be represented in a digital form in a online environment. In this article, in-house counsel will learn the basics of how digital identities interact and why they're so important in a global environment. This resource was published in March 2019.
In this article, Hong Kong's developing drone regulations are discussed. Since the proliferation of inexpensive materials and applicable projects are skyrocketing, Hong Kong is reckoning with rapid advancement in this technology sector. This resource was produced in 2019.
There are a variety of reasons why companies move their data to the Cloud. In this article, issues with software asset management, use of external electronic data storage, and IT teams capabilities are discussed for Hong Kong-based companies. This resource was produced in December 2019.
This article explores how increased opportunities and regulation surrounding data has impacted Hong Kong businesses. This resource was produced in March 2019.
Data regulation has increased in recent years. In this article, specific regulations and their impact on Hong Kong businesses are discussed. This resource was produced in April 2020.
This cross-border checklist highlights distinctive legal, business and regulatory issues when doing a deal in Canada.
This article discusses the rules of taxation aligning e-commerce business with international tax rules and standards under the Departmental Interpretation and Practice Notes (DIPN 39 (Revised)) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) in late March 2020.
This country-specific question & answer formatted paper provide an overview of blockchain laws and regulations applicable in Hong Kong. This resource was published in 2019.
On 10 September 2020, the Singapore Competition and Consumer Commission (CCCS) issued its final Market Study on E-commerce Platforms. This Study is particularly significant as it not only looks at issues from a competition perspective, but also from a consumer protection perspective, reflecting the CCCS’ clear position as a regulator of both areas.
In this article, the technological advance of e-signatures are discussed, with a focus on Vietnam's legal practices as well as cross-borders processes.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020. If your business has a website accessible to California residents, you will be affected by CCPA. In this Quick Overview, in-house will learn the basics of CCPA, how it will affect their businesses and what they can do to prepare.
In this article, in-house counsel will earn about the new legislation in New Zealand (NZ) that will replace the Privacy Act 1993 (NZ) in which the current one will better align with the ever-evolving consumer sentiment of privacy in the digital age.
Electronic signatures have become even more important in today's world. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started to use them more commonly in their day-to-day business even though the legal framework has been around for some time.
Understand the implications of the Brexit agreement of December 24, 2020 between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Law departments are desperate to leverage technology that will help them improve processes with automation, and ultimately speed up their workflow. Unfortunately, without the right solutions in place, attempts at collaboration are leading to groups of people having incorrect access to sensitive information. Find out what you could be risking.
The Digital Service Act (DSA) is part of a proposed European Union (EU) package which aims to overhaul the digital services market. The DSA package covers both digital services and competition law. In this article, the focus will be on the former, with a brief summary of where things stand on the digital services aspect of the DSA, and a commentary on increasing platforms’ monitoring and take down responsibilities.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding telecoms, media and internet across a range of jurisdictions.
Public- and private-sector institutional purchasers are increasingly procuring “cloud” services. Purchasers are choosing cloud services for the anticipated improvements in efficiency, agility, scalability and cost effectiveness, while not necessarily understanding the impact on their organization’s sustainability performance. In this article, in-house counsel will learn how to identify potential sustainability impacts to migrating to cloud-based services.
As technology plays an increasing role in our society, organizations and in-house counsel should ensure they are aware of the contractual, privacy and risk mitigation best practices associated with emerging technologies.
In order to successfully transition to Office 365, in-house lawyers at corporations large and small must plan ahead. This article will address the top ten things to consider when rolling out Microsoft Office 365.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding digital health across a range of jurisdictions.
The new Data Protection Law, DIFC No. 5 of 2020 (the "DP Law"), became effective 1 July 2020 and replaces DIFC Law No.1 of 2007. Businesses caught by the legislation have a grace period of three months to bring their organisations into compliance with the new requirements.
The new DP Law has been aligned with data protection regimes elsewhere in the world such as the European GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Adoption of international data privacy concepts means we're hopeful that such reform will see other territories recognising the DIFC as providing sufficient regulatory protection to allow data transfers in and out of the DIFC with relative ease.
In-house counsel working for businesses that hold consumer data should consider the impact of the new regime regarding Consumer Data Rights (CDR) on their business operations and how they should prepare for the new data privacy landscape.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding fraud and asset tracing across a range of jurisdictions.
This article explains how electronic signature laws and principles in the United States laid the foundation for the advent of remote online notarization.
In many states, notaries public can take advantage of electronic signature related technologies to remotely notarize documents. In this article, find out how remote online notarization (RON) helps businesses function safely and more efficiently.
Under new policies enacted by the government, fewer small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Germany will be required to appoint a data protection officer (DPO). The new plans now mean that SME that have under 50 employees involved in automated processing of personal data will no longer have to appoint the DPO (the previous threshold was 20 employees).