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DPAs – The DNA of Data Protection

DPAs – The DNA of Data Protection

What are the benefits of a Data Processing Agreement (“DPA”)? We are often asked by our clients about the benefits of using a DPA. We advise that DPAs have a number of critical benefits; first, they are an essential tool for organizations to ensure compliance with...

Private Eyes Should Be Watching You

Private Eyes Should Be Watching You

The Importance of Appointing a Privacy Officer for Your Organization In today's world, privacy has become a critical concern for individuals and businesses alike. With the increasing prevalence of data breaches and cybersecurity threats, protecting personal...

So Many Privacy Tools, So Little Time

So Many Privacy Tools, So Little Time

Advisori understands how difficult it can be to find the right privacy platform. To best serve our clients, Advisori has partnered with industry leaders to provide our clients with a full range of best-of-breed technologies. Our partner network allows us to give our...

Getting Your Standard Contractual Clauses in Gear

Getting Your Standard Contractual Clauses in Gear

Standard Contractual Clauses  As summer begins, many companies doing business in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and the United Kingdom (“UK”) are scrambling to update their Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”). This is the result of the Court of Justice of the...

Standard Contractual Clauses Remediation Services

Standard Contractual Clauses Remediation Services

Advisori can assist your company in updating its existing Standard Contractual Clauses ("SCCs"). It's difficult to find the right resources for the job, from experienced privacy attorneys to contract managers. As a result, we have assembled a specialized team to...

CPRA – Let’s Get You There

CPRA – Let’s Get You There

If your company transacts business with residents of the State of California, you have likely heard a lot about California’s Privacy Rights Act ("CPRA"). The CPRA is a legal evolution from California’s first privacy regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act...

Simplify Data Subject Access Request Fulfillment

Simplify Data Subject Access Request Fulfillment

Under EU law, and several state laws in the US, a data subject (a person) has the right to see the personal data a business has on her and to know how that business is using the data. A person can exercise these rights by making a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) to...

Are you Getting Noticed?

Are you Getting Noticed?

Are You Getting Noticed? Privacy compliance obligations are becoming increasingly onerous on global and even US based companies. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is often seen as the gold standard of privacy frameworks as evidenced by...

Schrems II Decision

Schrems II Decision

This fall begins a new journey for businesses transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). On June 4, 2021, the European Union’s executive branch, the European Commission (“EC”), released their highly anticipated new and updated Standard...

To DPO or not DPO: that is the question

To DPO or not DPO: that is the question

Businesses collecting and processing personal information are at extreme risk. The month of July 2021, was particularly concerning as Amazon was fined a record $886.6 million for allegedly violating the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”),...

Got Representation?

Got Representation?

Since the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU, ADVISORI has received multiple inquiries from UK based organizations regarding Brexit’s impact on the application of Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation. We offer this guidance to assist those...

IAPP’s Data Protection Officer Requirements by Country Chart

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 personal identifiable...

Zoom in on Your Data

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 its sights on Zoom earlier this year...

China’s Privacy and Promise for Hospitality

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...

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

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 on front line...

Privacy Shieldless

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 Facebook to stop...

Privacy Shield – Where do we go from here?

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 now struggling to determine how to maintain lawful...

CCPA – The cost of Compliance

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 warning notices out to...

Privacy Shield Shattered

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 cast doubt on the continued use of standard data protection...

The Outsourced Data Protection Office

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” or the “Regulation”) must remain...

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