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.read more
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.read more
As consumer privacy continues to be a global concern, it is increasingly important to know where company data resides in order to maintain compliance. It is no longer just the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that organizations need to be mindful of when creating privacy compliance plans. Now, there are several other laws both in the U.S. and abroad that could generate additional obligations and cross-border issues.read more
Data security is a hot global topic right now. New laws that closely regulate data security practices seem to be popping up everywhere in order to account for all of the data people transmit electronically daily. Attorneys have been tightening their practices to protect confidential data and advising their clients to do the same. However, some organisations may not be aware that they could be liable for data breaches perpetrated by their employees – even in seemingly unrelated situations.