Jun 302020
 June 30, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

From Hunton Andrews Kurth: Zeyn Bhyat of ENSafrica reports that on June 22, 2020, it was announced that South Africa’s comprehensive privacy law known as the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (the “POPIA”) will become effective on July 1, 2020. POPIA acts as the more detailed framework legislation supporting South Africa’s [Read More…]

Jun 292020
 June 29, 2020  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Healthcare, Surveillance

Raul Diego reports, in part: A British cybersecurity company, in partnership with several tech firms, is rolling out the COVI-PASS in 15 countries across the world; a “digital health passport” that will contain your COVID-19 test history and other “relevant health information.” According to the company website, the passport’s objective is [Read More…]

Jun 282020
 June 28, 2020  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Andrew Dyson and Alexa Smith of DLA Piper write: The hospitality industry has been hard hit by COVID-19. Measures introduced this week by the UK government to ease restrictions for the sector come with a condition – if you open a pub, restaurant or other hospitality venue for business you [Read More…]

Jun 262020
 June 26, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomed Parliament passing the Privacy Act 2020 with unanimous support. The new Act replaces the 27-year-old Privacy Act 1993. Many of the changes are based on recommendations from the Law Commission’s comprehensive 2011 review of New Zealand’s privacy laws. “The new Privacy Act provides a modernised [Read More…]