Articles in Privacy & Data Security

Can an employee rely on a secret recording at a disciplinary hearing?

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Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman, a covert recording by an employee during an internal meeting could be admissible in Employment Tribunals depending on the relevance of the recording. Christine Jamieson, Paralegal in our Employment team, explains the background to this case and warns employers to be aware that covert recordings could Read More

KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST ON THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a bit of a moving target. Since its passage and as we have previously addressed here and here, lawmakers anticipate making changes to the law before it takes effect January 1, 2020. Indeed, by one count, the state legislature has seen as many as 18 amendments, ranging from minor grammatical changes to significant modifications to its Read More

Privacy Law Tidal Wave: Does the new Nevada law affect your business?

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While California held the collective attention of privacy professionals nationally in preparation for the effective date of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), Nevada has snuck in a privacy law of its own. On October 1, 2019, SB 220 will become effective (which beats the CCPA effective date by three months). Should you turn your attention away from the CCPA Read More

Recent Developments in Consumer Privacy Legislation and Cybersecurity Practices

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As regulators attempt to keep pace with the ever-changing technological landscape, legislation and agency guidance continue to evolve. Below, we provide insight into two recent developments – the clarification and modification of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) voluntary cybersecurity practices for health care organizations. Read entire Read More

WHAT WILL THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT ACTUALLY BRING IN 2020?

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California’s passage of a landmark data privacy and protection law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), has rightly drawn significant attention.  You may be aware that this sweeping new privacy legislation has its fair share of ambiguities, drafting errors, and contradictions, and has already been amended once. The law, which will become effective January 1, 2020, with enforcement delayed until Read More

DEVELOPING AN INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN FOR A CYBER ATTACK

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Every attorney’s ethical duty of competence requires a lawyer to provide competent representation to a client, applying the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. This in turn requires that a lawyer keep abreast of technology, including associated risks and benefits, including continuing study and education. As a matter of best practice and preparation, lawyers should Read More

The Right Place to Deal with Workplace Fraud

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Recently, I decided to repair a small corner of dry rot on our porch. I grabbed a hammer, paint scraper and chisel. By the end of the day, the roof and floor boards were off, and I made a trip to Home Depot for a truckload of wood and roofing. This is not much different than workplace fraud. Detection usually Read More

The EU puts an end to geoblocking and the discrimination in online sales

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In recent years, a large number of companies that act, including in the framework of the European Union, have conducted a use of discrimination in their online sales; for example, establishing different purchase prices for users depending on their country of residence. That is why, as a result of this reality, a growing amount of geoblocking has been taking place. Read More

The California Consumer Privacy Act: Five Ws and an H

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Not long after the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation date, the California state legislature enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”). The CCPA was later amended on September 23, 2018; just in time to make it on your business’s New Year’s resolutions list! Although the law will not go into effect until January 1, 2020, the hastily passed Read More

NSW Government Bulletin – summer edition

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Welcome to the summer edition of NSW Government Bulletin - your essential holiday season reading! In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we take a magnifying glass to the issues and reforms that emerged over 2018 in key areas affecting government. We also cast forward to examine the expected major trends and developments for 2019. Our authors will also Read More