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Andersen
With increased processing of personal data by aggregators with a worldwide reach, data processing activities may come under the simultaneous jurisdiction of several national and regional laws
Israel
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The Israeli Privacy Protection Authority, Antitrust Authority, and Consumer Protection Authority published a joint opinion paper
Yigal Arnon & Co
On November 29, 2020 the Ministry of Justice (the "MOJ") published an open call for submissions for amendments to the Privacy Protection Law (1981) (the "PPL"). The Minister of Justice hopes...
Yigal Arnon & Co
In view of the technological and economic changes in the decades since the Privacy Protection Law was enacted, 1981, and in view of the drastic changes in the legal arrangements...
Yigal Arnon & Co
Medical information accumulated during therapeutic treatment over the years can have a tremendous impact on medical progress and treatment. Medical companies are using these data to develop
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The Israeli government extended once again the use of the Israeli Security Agency (colloquially called "Shabak") in tracing the whereabouts of individuals as part of epidemiological investigations...
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The Israeli Privacy Protection Authority published for public comments a draft position paper on the advisable appointment of Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs, sometimes referred to as Data Protection Officers – DPOs) in Israeli organizations.
Kenya
Bowmans
On 16 November 2020, Ms Immaculate Kassait took her oath of office as Kenya's first Data Protection Commissioner as appointed by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.
ENSafrica
Kenya is one step closer to appointing its first Data Protection Commissioner ("Commissioner"), a mission that has been met with some obstacles.
Nigeria
AELEX
The majority of people with a mobile phone or access to the internet have received unsolicited emails or calls at some point in time from telemarketers.
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
The Guidelines also apply to public institutions that have access to personal data for statutory or administrative purposes.
LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors
The evolution of the Internet has changed the world in many ways.
Andersen Tax LP
The year 2020 has witnessed significant events which have resulted in a number of business disruptions.
South Africa
Andersen
With the imminent grace period for organisations complying with the POPIA coming to an end on 30 June 2021, it is now crunch time for organisations to ensure that their processing activities are compliant with POPIA's conditions.
Bowmans
An investigation mandated under the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019 (DPPA), by the National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U) has found that SafeBoda unlawfully shared clients' data with third parties.
ENSafrica
With the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 ("POPIA") deadline closing in on 1 July 2021, many organisations are starting to feel the mounting pressure of becoming compliant with POPIA.
Bowmans
As the world slowly returns to normalcy and businesses start opening their doors again, the risk of COVID-19 spreading is greater now than during earlier containment periods that we experienced at the beginning of the year.
Andersen
Upon inspection of POPIA and the GDPR, it becomes evident that the term "transfer" is not defined. In the absence of a definition, some uncertainty is created as regards what constitutes a "transfer" of personal information.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
A coalition of African nations have developed a data protection framework with the goal of centralizing data protection laws and the digital economy across Africa.
Ikigai Law
The Abu Dhabi Global Market or ADGM is an international financial centre and a financial free zone in the UAE.
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