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A Group of U.S. Senators Introduce the SAFE DATA Act

On September 17, 2020, Republican Senators Roger Wicker, John Thune, Deb Fischer, and Marsha Blackburn, introduced the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) ...
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Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados

It’s Now Official: Brazil’s LGPD Goes into Effect

Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (“Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados” or “LGPD”) will take effect on September 18, 2020. President Bolsonaro signed a bill that establishes the beginning of ...
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California Legal Update

California Legislators Extend the CCPA Exemptions for Employee and Business-to-Business Data

By the virtue of amendments enacted in October of 2019, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) currently exempts employee and business-to-business information from most of the Act’s requirements. The exemptions ...
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Boston Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

City of Portland Bans Facial Recognition Technology by Public and Private Entities

On September 9, 2020, lawmakers in Portland, Oregon passed the nation's most far-reaching facial recognition ban. The ban prohibits public agencies and private enterprises from using the facial recognition technology ...
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privacy and social networks

Irish Data Protection Commission Seeks to Suspend Personal Data Transfers from the European Union to the United States Based on the Standard Contractual Clauses

According to reports published on September 9, 2020, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (IDPC) issued a preliminary order requiring Facebook to suspend its data transfers from the European Union to the ...
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us swiss privacy shield

Swiss Data Protection Authority Concludes That the U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield Does Not Provide Adequate Level of Data Protection

Following the recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) announced ...
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