China Cybersecurity and Data Protection: Monthly Update – May 2021 Issue

This e-bulletin summarises the latest developments in cybersecurity and data protection in China with a focus on the regulatory, enforcement, industry and international developments in this area. Our highlights In late April, we saw the second reading of the proposed Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) and Data Security Law (DSL) by the Standing Committee of … Read more

China – Cyber security and data protection April round up

The financial regulators have continued to increase their efforts to develop and protect financial data. The People’s Bank of China released new standards on enhancing the data capability of financial institutions. Further, several banks were penalized for violating data protection rules in relation to processing of personal information. MIIT has maintained its focus on its … Read more

Happy International Data Privacy Day: Our predictions for 2021

Happy International Data Privacy Day! And what better day than today, to explore what 2021 is likely to have in store for data and privacy? Almost three years after the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, and now 28 days since the UK GDPR replaced it in the UK following Brexit, data … Read more

High GDPR fine issued but not for a data security breach

The Hamburg data protection regulator in Germany has issued a fine of €35.3 million against retail firm H&M for breaches of the GDPR relating to the excessive and unlawful collection of employee data. Interestingly, although the fine is the highest yet levied by a German regulator, it did not relate to a data security breach, … Read more

Data Class Actions: the threat to business

Our Data Class Actions team has today published an article about the future of class actions in the August 2020 issue of PLC Magazine. The article first appeared in the August 2020 issue of PLC Magazine. The article follows the Supreme Court’s decision in Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Morrisons) – the first … Read more