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…]

Jun 252020
 
 June 25, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Dan Cooper, Kristof Van Quathem, Nicholas Shepherd, and Anna Oberschelp de Meneses of Covington & Burling write: On June 24, 2020, the European Commission (“Commission”) published its much-anticipated assessment of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) two years after it went into effect.  The assessment takes into account contributions from the [Read More…]

Jun 252020
 
 June 25, 2020  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Tim Cushing writes: The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken a look at what law enforcement officers are hoovering up from citizens’ phones and doesn’t like what it sees. The relentless march of technology has enabled nearly everyone to walk around with a voluminous, powerful computer in their pocket [Read More…]