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Middle East & Africa
Maher Milad Iskander
The introduction of the law is the most recent effort by the Egyptian government to modernize and safeguard the way digital interactions occur on a day to day basis.
European Union
Yigal Arnon & Co
On July 16, 2020, in a landmark decision, the European Court of Justice invalidated the European Union (EU) -United States (US) Privacy Shield Framework. The EU-US Privacy Shield Framework...
Yigal Arnon & Co
On July 23, the Ministry of Justice published a draft bill to amend Protection of Privacy Law, 1981 (the "Privacy Law") for purposes of public comment.
The Public Service Commission (the "Commission"), in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, 2019 ("DPA")...
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in an unprecedented manner and, in just a few months, it has had such a profound impact on the world of work.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Data privacy has become one of the defining socio-cultural and economic issue of our time. The challenges of data security in our world today instigated the development of data protection laws...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
In the dawn of the era of big data analytics, where large volumes of structured and unstructured data are processed, analysed and traded, data has become an invaluable asset to most organisations.
South Africa
Due to ever increasing globalisation in business, personal information is rarely limited to being processed within the borders of South Africa.
In the discussion below we will draw your attention to the main points that employers will need to know and do, to be well on their way to full compliance come July 2021.
The substantive provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), which spell out the rights and obligations of persons and companies collecting and using the personal information of others, are to come into effect from 1 July 2020.
POPIA gives a broad definition of ‘responsible party' but ultimately this is any person who determines the purpose of and means for the processing of the personal information of data subjects,...
GDPR and POPIA regulation has made it imperative for companies and product developers to think about restructuring their data protection systems.
The CRS imposes obligations on financial institutions to exchange tax and financial information on a global level with other countries - this cross-border transfer of sensitive financial data between jurisdiction raises data privacy and protection concerns.
The collection and processing of personal data is regulated to protect privacy and ensure that data collection is proportional to the seriousness of the threat caused by the pandemic.
The Information Regulator has developed draft Guidelines on the Registration of Information Officers ("guidelines") as per the Protection of Personal Information Act
POPI, South Africa's legislation dealing specifically and exclusively with data protection, will largely come into force on 1 July 2020. A responsible party
Ikigai Law
Digital identity programs in jurisdictions with weak privacy regulations face the risk of commodification, breach and misuse.
United Arab Emirates
Clyde & Co
The DIFC Authority has recently announced the release of the new DIFC Data Protection Law, which will come into force on 1 July 2020.
The substantive provisions of POPIA (and in particular, section 72) have only recently come into force, and its content has not yet been tested by the South African courts.
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