Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Privacy
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On August 1, 2019, Bahrain's Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) (Law No. (30) of 2018) took effect. The PDPL aims to align Bahrain's data protection framework more closely
Charles Russell Speechlys
To date, the Committee of Advertising Practice (the "CAP") has undertaken two public consultations on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") on the CAP Code (the "Code").
Al Tamimi & Company
Bahrain's Law on the Protection of Personal Data was published on 19 July 2018, and will come into effect on 1 August 2019.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Right-to-be-forgotten is limited to the EU. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment in Google's appeal against the CNIL – the French Data Protection Authority...
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The California legislative Assembly and Senate both approved several amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set to take effect on January 1, 2020, and become enforceable on July 1, 2020
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
First GDPR Fine in Sweden. The Data Protection Authority of Sweden has issued its first GDPR fine – a penalty of 200,000 Swedish Krona (approximately $20,000) – for the unlawful use of facial
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
A panel of the U.S. federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously rejected Facebook's attempt to dismiss a privacy class-action alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued draft guidelines for public comment on the data protection issues arising from the use of video devices and video surveillance.
AELEX
The introduction of the internet in the late 20th century has changed how we live, work and carry out transactions.
AELEX
With more organisations migrating their functionalities online, the NDPR issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency on the 25th of January 2019, could not have come at a more crucial time.
Andersen Tax LP
On 28 June 2019, the Federal High Court affirmed the data privacy rights of Nigerian citizens and directed the National Identity Management Commission.
Andersen Tax LP
With the recent cybersecurity breaches involving major companies such as Google, which was slammed with a fine of £44 million and British Airways.
Andersen Tax LP
Recently, the NITDA commenced investigations on some identified data controllers for alleged breach of the NDPR.
ENSafrica
If you think your organisation has never experienced a data breach, it may be time to reconsider: it has likely happened on several occasions without you even being aware of it.
ENSafrica
South Africa has seen a massive spike in cyber-attacks in recent years, with a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2019 alone according to Kaspersky Lab, a global security company.
KISCH IP
The latest social media trend to go viral is the face-altering software FaceApp, which uses a filter to make users look older.
KISCH IP
The Oxford Dictionary defines doxing as "Searching for and publishing private or identifying information about a particular individual on the Internet, typically with malicious intent."
ENSafrica
Gone are the days when a helicopter had to be hired to secure fantastic shots of a neighbourhood or local stadium in anticipation of a major public or private event.
Ligomarc Advocates
There is a very high chance that, at some point in the last several years, your personal information was stolen through a data breach or otherwise.
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With more organisations migrating their functionalities online, the NDPR issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency on the 25th of January 2019, could not have come at a more crucial time.
ENSafrica
It is becoming increasingly easy for employees in the workplace to record conversations, meetings and disciplinary enquiries without the consent of the employer to do so.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Right-to-be-forgotten is limited to the EU. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment in Google's appeal against the CNIL – the French Data Protection Authority...
Ligomarc Advocates
There is a very high chance that, at some point in the last several years, your personal information was stolen through a data breach or otherwise.
KISCH IP
The latest social media trend to go viral is the face-altering software FaceApp, which uses a filter to make users look older.
DLA Piper
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) continues its journey to realize the Vision 2030 by creating a thriving economy that is open for business. With a global expansion in the size of the e-commerce
AELEX
The introduction of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency in January 2019 has created a shift in how organisations process personal information.
AO2 Law
On January 25, 2019, Nigeria's National Information and Technology Development Agency issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019. The Regulation took effect on same date.
Famsville Solicitors
However, protecting privacy should not be allowed to muscle out the much needed life-saving innovation in the industry.
AELEX
Nigeria has seen remarkable growth in the technological sector, including an exponential growth in FinTech companies, encompassing start-ups and more established businesses.
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