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Coming Soon: Canada’s New Privacy Law – What You Need to Know

Ranging from new laws to security recommendations, the overall goal is to ensure organizations who are collecting or processing data containing private information keep it safe and inform consumers on how the organization intend to use their data for business purposes.

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Comply or Get Fined: 2020 GDPR Fines are the Highest on Record

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect since May 2018. The law’s goal of protecting EU citizens’ personal information and privacy seems to be coming into fruition. In the past, the EU has issued steep fines for GDPR violations, even when there was no data breach. Under the GDPR, regulators can issue fines up to four percent of an organization’s global revenue and can be costly. It is important to remember that this law can reach organizations outside of the EU if they offer goods and services to EU citizens.

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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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Current Trends in European Competition Law Spark Proposal of New Tool

Globally, competition regulators have increased their attention to digital companies since big tech firms and dual platforms have the capabilities to gain disproportional advantages. Competition and antitrust laws aim to protect the integrity of competition in a particular market by creating and enforcing regulations geared towards anti-competitive behavior.

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