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China Introduces First Comprehensive Legislation on Personal Information Protection

The Personal Information Protection Law, or PIPL, imposes stringent obligations of a similar standard to the GDPR and will take effect on November 1, 2021. By Hui Xu, Kieran Donovan, and Bianca Lee On August 20, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic … Continue Reading

New Standard Contractual Clauses and Final EDPB Recommendations – Next Steps

Companies have three months to prepare to use the latest standard contractual clauses for new data transfers, and 18 months to migrate existing arrangements. By Gail Crawford, Fiona Maclean, Danielle van der Merwe, and Amy Smyth On 4 June 2021, the European Commission released its much-anticipated final Implementing Decision containing the new standard contractual clauses … Continue Reading

Data Protection Brexit Checklist: Businesses Can Rely on Personal Data Transfer Grace Period

As the Brexit transition period draws to a close, businesses will need to consider their data protection efforts to comply with both UK and EU regimes. By Gail Crawford, Fiona Maclean, and Amy Smyth The end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 will have several data protection consequences. The impact of one … Continue Reading

The Commission’s Draft Updated Standard Contractual Clauses — A Close Look

The European Commission has published draft updated standard contractual clauses in light of the Schrems II decision. By Gail Crawford, Ian Felstead, Fiona Maclean, Serrin Turner, Tim Wybitul, Victoria Wan, and Amy Smyth On 12 November 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) published a draft implementing decision, annexing a draft set of updated standard contractual … Continue Reading

The EDPB’s Draft Data Transfer Guidance Following Schrems II – A Close Look

The EDPB takes a strict approach in its recent guidance on international data transfers following Schrems II, posing a difficult challenge for businesses. By Gail Crawford, Ian Felstead, Fiona Maclean, Serrin Turner, Tim Wybitul, Victoria Wan and Amy Smyth On 10 November, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) released its much anticipated draft guidance on … Continue Reading

Swiss Regulator Determines Swiss-US Privacy Shield Is Inadequate

Swiss companies are advised to take additional measures when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the US. By Gail E. Crawford, Fiona M. Maclean, and Amy Smyth On 8 September 2020, the Swiss data protection authority, Adrian Lobsiger (the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, FDPIC), concluded in his annual review that the Swiss-US Privacy … Continue Reading

CJEU Invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield

A ruling by the EU’s top court invalidates the key mechanism for transferring personal data from the EU to the US and imposes additional conditions for use of the standard contractual clauses. By Gail E. Crawford, Fiona M. Maclean, Michael H. Rubin, Ulrich Wuermeling, Calum Docherty, and Amy Smyth On 16 July 2020, the Court of … Continue Reading

Data Protection Impacts for UK Businesses Under the UK Withdrawal Agreement

“Business as usual” for UK-EU data protection transition in 2020.   By Gail E. Crawford and Susan Mann On 29 January 2020, the EU Parliament approved the UK Withdrawal Agreement after the UK Parliament’s ratification via the EU Withdrawal Act 2020 on 23 January 2020 (Withdrawal Agreement). The Withdrawal Agreement maintains the UK pre-Brexit position … Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts Adequacy Decision for Japan

The European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for Japan on 23 January 2019, opening the doors for personal data to flow freely between the two major global economies. By Fiona M. Maclean and Laura Holden The Adequacy Decision Following two years of dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Japan, the European Commission (EC) adopted … Continue Reading
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