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IAPP’s Data Protection Officer Requirements by Country Chart

Earlier this month, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) released a chart outlining the necessity of a data protection officer (DPO), or that of a similar role, on a per-country basis, for organizations processing...

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Zoom in on Your Data

This past November, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), often referred to as “America’s top cop on the privacy beat,” entered into a settlement agreement with Wall Street darling Zoom Video Communications, Inc. The FTC set...

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China’s Privacy and Promise for Hospitality

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly wreaked economic havoc on the travel and tourism industry. Hospitality has been hit especially hard, resulting in catastrophic revenue loss, unparalleled hotel shutdowns, and employee furloughs and layoffs. Remarkably, China...

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The Golden Rule of Hospitality Loyalty Programs – Know thy Data.

Today’s post-pandemic world has turned businesses upside down. The hospitality industry has been particularly hard hit, purportedly losing over $46 billion in room revenue since February1.  These financial losses have taken a real and substantial toll...

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Privacy Shieldless

Following the Court of European Justice’s (CJEU) decision to invalidate the Privacy Shield and call on data protection authorities to use their enforcement powers, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued a preliminary order directing...

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Privacy Shield – Where do we go from here?

The CJEU’s decision to end the Privacy Shield has left everyone wondering: What’s next? As of this writing, there are over 5,000 U.S. companies certified under the Privacy Shield framework, and many of them are...

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CCPA – The cost of Compliance

CCPA: The cost of Compliance Since enaction, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has had significant impacts on businesses worldwide as many struggle with compliance. In fact, the California Attorney General (AG) has already sent...

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Privacy Shield Shattered

As now widely know, the European Union’s top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield in a landmark decision handed down on July 16, 2020, and further...

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The Outsourced Data Protection Office

Even as companies grapple with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing remains clear –  data privacy concerns abound and pandemic or not, businesses governed by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”...