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IT & Internet

March 06 2018
Felicity Monteiro Major changes to privacy laws: implications for New Zealand businesses

New Zealand - Wilson Harle

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full effect on May 25 2018 and will impact New Zealand businesses that do business with EU residents or entities or have a presence in the European Union. In addition, the privacy commissioner recently released a report recommending that the Privacy Act be substantially amended (including to comply with the GDPR) and the Ministry of Justice has indicated that privacy reform is a key initiative.

Authors: Felicity Monteiro, Sam Holden
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Joseph Fitzgerald Compensation claims under GDPR – an overview of the brewing storm

United Kingdom - DAC Beachcroft

The EU General Data Protection Regulation and the incoming Data Protection Bill (UK) will introduce a range of new liabilities into the data protection landscape. Data controllers have been warned of a corresponding increase in data protection claims under the new regulatory regime for some time. These warnings have largely focused on the level of fines and new data breach response requirements. However, the brewing perfect storm surrounding compensation claims should also be firmly on solicitors' radars.

Authors: Joseph Fitzgerald, Hans Allnutt
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Recent updates

Jelena Zjacic GDPR implementation grows nearer: will Croatia be ready?

Croatia - Macesic & Partners

Authors: Jelena Zjacic, Miran Maćešić
Phyllis H Marcus FTC settles first children's privacy case involving connected toys

USA - Hunton & Williams LLP

Author: Phyllis H Marcus
Mary Mundy Are your contracts GDPR compliant? PPN published in relation to new data protection legislation

United Kingdom - DAC Beachcroft

Authors: Mary Mundy, Sophie Devlin

Upcoming events

ABA Section of International Law 2018 Annual Conference

April 17-21 – New York City

We look forward to welcoming you in New York for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s 2018 Annual Conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York. The theme of the conference is “At the Crossroads: The Fusion of Private and Public International Law”. This multi-day event will provide a one-stop shop where you can get your Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, partake in exceptional networking opportunities with expert professionals and listen to keynote addresses from our outstanding luncheon speakers. The conference will kick off on Tuesday, April 17 with a day of skills programmes. Our reception venues include The Rainbow Room and Bryant Park Grill. The Annual Conference is a ‘must-attend’ meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues. The Annual Conference is a “must-attend” meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues.

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IBA - Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference

March 14-16 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico

The Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference has become the ideal opportunity for all lawyers, professionals and investors to keep up-to-date with significant developments in the region. As Latin America continues to develop as one of the world's most important emerging markets, conference delegates will examine current developments and discuss how the region will tackle challenges facing both Latin America and elsewhere.

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