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A guide to blockchain and data protection

Is blockchain incompatible with data protection laws? Our updated guide addresses key data protection questions arising in blockchain projects, such as whether blockchain processes personal data or who is the data controller and the data processor in a blockchain context

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Ten initial conclusions on data protection and the Draft EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

The draft text of the EU-UK withdrawal agreement was published last month, providing some of the first concrete indicators of the possible direction of travel in the area of data protection. Here, we offer our initial conclusions

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Data protection impact assessments: EDPB differs slightly from ICO position

The European Data Protection Board appears to be moving away from the idea that processing of genetic or location data, on its own, might be enough to trigger the mandatory Data Protection Impact Assessment requirements of the GDPR

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First fine issued by a German data protection authority under GDPR

The data protection authority of the German state of Baden-Württemberg has imposed a €20,000 fine on a social media provider for breaching its data security obligations under Article 32 of the GDPR

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The challenge ahead – the CCPA and employee data

This seventh post in our CCPA series lays out why the issue of CCPA applicability to employees is controversial and offers potential strategies to address CCPA compliance requirements in respect of personnel records

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The challenge ahead – preparing for the CCPA

California's new data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), will create many compliance challenges for organizations. Our multi-part series explore these challenges, analyzing key legal issues and offering practical takeaways. This first installment describes recent activity to enact “technical” amendments to the CCPA

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Italy publishes GDPR-implementing decree

The Decree implementing the GDPR in Italy was published earlier this month. Here, we review which provisions integrate the GDPR and which regulate the transaction from the Privacy Code and the GDPR

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Get ready: new obligations under the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation come online on September 4

As of September 4, 2018, covered entities need to comply with additional requirements relating to audit trail, application security, limitations on data retention, monitoring of authorized users and encryption of non-public information 

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