Data Privacy

Singapore’s New Data Laws Lend a Competitive Advantage

Singapore has consistently kept abreast of changing data privacy laws over the past decade. Now, its Personal Data Protection Commission has updated data privacy protection laws to give itself broader enforcement power and mandate breach notifications. And notably, intentional and accidental mishandling of data will now be categorized as a criminal offense in Singapore.   Other…
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SCC

How to Comply With the EU’s New SCC Framework

Since the Schrems 2.0 decision, any organization involved in the international transfer of personal data between the EU and America has been eagerly awaiting a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). In short, the SCCs previously used for such transfers were written before the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so…
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Minnesota Proposes its Own Version of CCPA

Ever since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set the tone for state-level privacy laws, more and more states have followed suit. At the start of the year, Minnesota proposed its own data privacy bill–and yes, it’s heavily influenced by CCPA. The bill, known as HF-36,has been sent for referral to the Committee on Commerce,…
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Data Silos

What are Data Silos? And are They Right for Your Organization?

One interpretation of the ongoing call for “data privacy” is to take every measure possible within your organization to protect personal information. Encryption, minimizing the data collected, and placing limits on retention are all crucial ways to minimize risk of exposure. That’s partly why the idea of data silos–only making certain data accessible to those…
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Why Your Organization Should Implement “Privacy by Design”

 Privacy by Design (PBD) the idea that organizations should design every part of their operation with data privacy in mind was popularized by the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). Any products or services that call for the processing of personal data should account for privacy from their inception and every stage of development…
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A Guide to India’s Proposed Data Privacy Law

Indian legislators introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) into parliament in December 2019. Recent policy changes by messaging company WhatsApp have resurfaced the need for a comprehensive bill like PDPB. The company is requiring Indian users consent to their data being shared with its parent company, Facebook. Meanwhile, citizens in the European Union are…
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The Washington Privacy Act is Back in Play

It’s been a turbulent journey for the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). When initially proposed in 2019, the legislation seemed like Washington’s answer to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), establishing a stricter approach to state-level data privacy. However, the bill narrowly failed to pass in 2019, meeting the same fate when reworked in 2020. Though…
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