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
2020 has been a year like no other, and through our blog, the Epiq Angle, we have explored many new topics to help you keep up with the changes that COVID-19 has thrust upon us. Every sector in the legal industry has been impacted. Throughout it all, we have focused on identifying trends, uncovering new technology, and providing tips and tricks to cope with these ever-changing times.read more
California continues to lead on data privacy protection. Since the adoption of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), cracking down on data breaches and promoting consumer privacy has remained a priority in the state. Recently, a California resident filed a federal class action lawsuit against Salesforce, the cloud-based e-commerce platform, and Hanna Andersson, which is a children’s clothing company.
In recent years, many states have been updating their data privacy laws to account for new technologies and security risks. On Oct. 23, 2019, a New York law on data breach notification requirements became effective.