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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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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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The GDPR’s Influence on Class and Collective Proceedings

When thinking about class action lawsuits, most people envision legal proceedings occurring in the United States. However, class and collective proceedings modeled after those in the U.S. are becoming increasingly popular abroad – specifically in the U.K. and European Union (EU). Other countries with rising class and collective proceedings are turning to the U.S. for guidance on how to navigate this lengthy and often complicated process.

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