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Blockchain and associated legal issues for emerging markets

Blockchain's main characteristics present many challenges to the legal and regulatory framework and organizations that want to develop a decentralized application on a blockchain also face a new set of risks and issues. What are they and how can organisations mitigate them?

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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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The challenge ahead – the CCPA’s anti-discrimination clause

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, businesses may not “discriminate” against consumers for exercising certain rights. This 10th part in our CCPA series focuses on the law’s anti-discrimination clause, its ambiguities and potentially contradictory provisions, and impact on businesses

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The challenge ahead – the CCPA and financial institutions

This ninth installment on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides an overview of key considerations for financial institutions developing CCPA compliance programs, including how to determine whether certain information can be exempted

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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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