New security measures to protect company's information are being tested throughout the world. With General Data Protection (GDPR), employees have a right to see where privacy and security meet. In this article, new security measures are discussed within the frame of GDPR.
In this Top Ten, learn tips as to how to organize your data protection practices. Now more than ever, companies are under pressure to create, implement, and maintain effective data protection plans.
Digital identities are a set of attributes that can allow an individual to be represented in a digital form in a online environment. In this article, in-house counsel will learn the basics of how digital identities interact and why they're so important in a global environment. This resource was published in March 2019.
In this article, Hong Kong's developing drone regulations are discussed. Since the proliferation of inexpensive materials and applicable projects are skyrocketing, Hong Kong is reckoning with rapid advancement in this technology sector. This resource was produced in 2019.
There are a variety of reasons why companies move their data to the Cloud. In this article, issues with software asset management, use of external electronic data storage, and IT teams capabilities are discussed for Hong Kong-based companies. This resource was produced in December 2019.
This article explores how increased opportunities and regulation surrounding data has impacted Hong Kong businesses. This resource was produced in March 2019.
Data regulation has increased in recent years. In this article, specific regulations and their impact on Hong Kong businesses are discussed. This resource was produced in April 2020.
This cross-border checklist highlights distinctive legal, business and regulatory issues when doing a deal in Canada.
This article discusses the rules of taxation aligning e-commerce business with international tax rules and standards under the Departmental Interpretation and Practice Notes (DIPN 39 (Revised)) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) in late March 2020.
This country-specific question & answer formatted paper provide an overview of blockchain laws and regulations applicable in Hong Kong. This resource was published in 2019.
On 10 September 2020, the Singapore Competition and Consumer Commission (CCCS) issued its final Market Study on E-commerce Platforms. This Study is particularly significant as it not only looks at issues from a competition perspective, but also from a consumer protection perspective, reflecting the CCCS’ clear position as a regulator of both areas.
In this article, the technological advance of e-signatures are discussed, with a focus on Vietnam's legal practices as well as cross-borders processes.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020. If your business has a website accessible to California residents, you will be affected by CCPA. In this Quick Overview, in-house will learn the basics of CCPA, how it will affect their businesses and what they can do to prepare.
In this article, in-house counsel will earn about the new legislation in New Zealand (NZ) that will replace the Privacy Act 1993 (NZ) in which the current one will better align with the ever-evolving consumer sentiment of privacy in the digital age.
Electronic signatures have become even more important in today's world. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started to use them more commonly in their day-to-day business even though the legal framework has been around for some time.
Understand the implications of the Brexit agreement of December 24, 2020 between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Law departments are desperate to leverage technology that will help them improve processes with automation, and ultimately speed up their workflow. Unfortunately, without the right solutions in place, attempts at collaboration are leading to groups of people having incorrect access to sensitive information. Find out what you could be risking.
The Digital Service Act (DSA) is part of a proposed European Union (EU) package which aims to overhaul the digital services market. The DSA package covers both digital services and competition law. In this article, the focus will be on the former, with a brief summary of where things stand on the digital services aspect of the DSA, and a commentary on increasing platforms’ monitoring and take down responsibilities.
As technology plays an increasing role in our society, organizations and in-house counsel should ensure they are aware of the contractual, privacy and risk mitigation best practices associated with emerging technologies.
In order to successfully transition to Office 365, in-house lawyers at corporations large and small must plan ahead. This article will address the top ten things to consider when rolling out Microsoft Office 365.
The new Data Protection Law, DIFC No. 5 of 2020 (the "DP Law"), became effective 1 July 2020 and replaces DIFC Law No.1 of 2007. Businesses caught by the legislation have a grace period of three months to bring their organisations into compliance with the new requirements.
The new DP Law has been aligned with data protection regimes elsewhere in the world such as the European GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Adoption of international data privacy concepts means we're hopeful that such reform will see other territories recognising the DIFC as providing sufficient regulatory protection to allow data transfers in and out of the DIFC with relative ease.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding fraud and asset tracing across a range of jurisdictions.
This article explains how electronic signature laws and principles in the United States laid the foundation for the advent of remote online notarization.
In many states, notaries public can take advantage of electronic signature related technologies to remotely notarize documents. In this article, find out how remote online notarization (RON) helps businesses function safely and more efficiently.
This piece provides invaluable insight and advice into the steps one should take in order to prevent online scams, hacks and identity/financial theft. It highlights an overview of the right safety strategies to take, which focus namely on verifying the identities of people being interacted with and confirming the authenticity of e-mails and transfer requests.
Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has issued Guidance Notes for (1) organizations, (2) employees, and (3) users of video conference software, with a view to enhance measures for data security and data privacy in the use, storage, and handling of personal data when employees work from home. In this article, the three Guidance Notes published by PCPD and key takeaways for employers are briefly summarized.
This resource is a report published by the Coalition for Integrity, which summarizes how machine learning can be utilized in anti-bribery case and corruption compliance programs. It provides analyses of the advantages of the challenges of machine learning in these cases and makes subsequent recommendations for companies to consider as well.
In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding AI, machine learning, and big data across a range of jurisdictions.
This checklist can be used as a starting point for assessing legal issues in negotiation for software/technology services from a Buyer's standpoint.
A selection of resources regarding the new standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission on June 4, 2021, regarding the transfer of personal data under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).