Tag Archives: Notification

An FAQ guide to data breach notifications in Singapore

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has announced that data breach notification will soon become mandatory in Singapore. However, not all breaches need to be reported. We have prepared this guide to aid businesses in understanding when, to whom and how to notify should they encounter a data breach. As further guidance and details on … Continue Reading

Washington becomes the latest state to amend its data breach notification law

On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington signed HB 1071 into law, which strengthens the state’s data breach notification law. Washington joins the growing list of states that have recently amended their breach notification laws. Although Washington’s law was amended in 2015, the law was initially enacted nearly 14 years ago. This amendment, … Continue Reading

A complete quilt: South Dakota and Alabama are final two states to enact data breach laws

In February, we reported that South Dakota and Alabama were the last two U.S. states without data breach notification laws. Since then, both states have enacted data breach laws. South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard signed South Dakota Bill No. 62 into law on March 21, making it the 49th state to pass a data breach … Continue Reading

Full quilt: The final two states without data breach laws push forward to complete the patchwork protecting personal information in the U.S.

There are currently only two U.S. states that do not have a state data breach notification law: South Dakota and Alabama. Recently, South Dakota took a big step toward approving a data breach notification law. On January 25, 2018, the state’s Senate Attorney Judiciary Committee advanced the bill after a 7–0 vote, sending it to … Continue Reading

ICO publishes response to consultation on European Commission’s implementing regulation to the NIS Directive

The Information Commissioner, Ms Elizabeth Denham, has published her comments on the European Commission’s consultation on the draft implementing regulation (“Implementing Regulation”) of the Network and Information Security Directive ((EU) 2016/1148) (“NIS Directive”). The Implementing Regulation sets out the further elements that need to be taken into account by digital service providers (“DSPs”) under the … Continue Reading

ICO change to notification process

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has published a public consultation on changes to the notification process for organisations processing personal data. Currently data controllers are required to submit and annually renew their notification with the ICO, describing the purposes of their personal data processing according to standard definitions. In an attempt to simplify the notification … Continue Reading

Privacy International publishes its analysis of the European Commission’s proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. On 25 January 2012 the EC proposed a uniform legal framework for providing legal certainty on data protection. The most notable proposed change is that from a European Directive to a Regulation (the Proposed Regulation) to ensure directly enforceable implementation across all Member States. The Proposed Regulation sets … Continue Reading
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