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Navigating GDPR Cross-Border Data Transfers to the US

On June 4, the European Commission issued new standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for personal data transfers from EU member states to other countries. This change comes on the heels of the landmark Schrems II case that alleged prior practices interfered with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

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Singapore Makes Significant Changes to Data Privacy Legislation

Countries all over the globe have been changing their data privacy landscape to account for the information protection required in the digital age. Organizations are handling large amounts of personal data gathered from numerous sources. This will only increase as more apps, communication platforms, and websites deploying more targeted advertising emerge. To avoid mishandling of sensitive information and give consumers more control, privacy reform has been trending. Now Singapore has made the list, as major amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) passed in November 2020 and has completely refocused the country’s data privacy priorities.

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Best Practices for Tackling Internal Investigations in the Era of Remote Work

In a time where it seems like everyone is working remote, at least to some degree, it is more challenging to navigate internal investigations. When the pandemic struck, many organizations did not have time to create a comprehensive work from home plan, which put sensitive business data at risk for compromise or accidental deletion. Now, it is clear that increased remote work will ensue, as many industries have realized the cost-saving and productivity benefits of virtual or semi-virtual business models.

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Key Considerations When Creating Data Privacy Policies

Data privacy is an ongoing hot topic. Since the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) became effective in 2018, many nations have followed suit and passed or proposed laws providing consumers with more control over their data.

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