Canadian regulator seeks public comment on breach reporting guidance

As reported in BNA Privacy Law Watch, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “OPC”) is seeking public comment on recently released guidance(the “Guidance”) intended to assist organizations with understanding their obligations under the federal breach notification mandate, which will take effect in Canada on November 1, 2018.  Breach notification in Canada has historically been […]

GDPR and Singapore companies

Most of us have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and which addresses the processing of personal data in the EU and export outside the EU. The GDPR came into effect on Friday 25 May 2018, but many of us outside the EU will wonder […]

Blockchain and the GDPR: irreconcilable foes or a partnership with great potential?

At first glance, blockchain and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may seem like they would be wholly unrelated, complete strangers.  But as applications of blockchain expand into the mainstream – payments, healthcare and security, to name a few areas – there are increasing concerns about the (lack of) compatibility between applications of blockchain technology […]

EU on Amazon and privacy: “We are gathering information on the issue”

The EU’s competition commissioner has confirmed that the EU is gathering information on how Amazon uses personal data, although it has said there is no “formal antitrust probe” at this stage. Speaking at a press conference, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager commented on how Amazon uses data acquired from its ECommerce marketplace involving third party […]