Privacy

Senate Hearing on Promoting Competition and Privacy in the Tech Sector: Two Hearings in One?

On December 7, 2021, the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth conducted a hearing on “promoting competition, growth, and privacy protection in the technology sector.” The hearing could have been conducted using a split-screen format, since one group of Senators and witnesses focused on anti-competitive behavior by the tech giants and…
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EDPB

What counts as a “transfer” of data under the EU GDPR? New draft EU Guidelines released

Summary It is well known that the EU GDPR (specifically, Chapter V) restricts transfers of personal data from the EU to a “third country” (i.e. a jurisdiction outside the EEA) or to an international organisation. But what is meant by a “transfer”? And how does this apply where the extra-territorial reach of the EU GDPR…
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Interest

Interest Groups Exert Influence as Support Grows for Federal Privacy Law

As calls for comprehensive national privacy legislation grow louder in the United States, Big Tech and Big Business are deploying armies of lobbyists and monied interests to influence state and federal legislation. Legislators from both parties have rallied around the need for stronger consumer protection laws. This sentiment was echoed at a recent hearing held…
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PIPL

China’s Personal Information Protection Law: Key Takeaways

On August 20, 2021, China’s first comprehensive Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) was passed into law. The Cybersecurity Law, the Data Security Law, and the PIPL of China are the three pillars of China’s data protection framework, which govern cybersecurity, data security, and personal information protection respectively. The Cybersecurity Law largely governs cybersecurity requirements for Critical Information Infrastructure operators…
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