The article summarises Commonwealth and NSW legislation when deciding on whether to use or disclose genetic information.
New privacy management framework sets out the Privacy Commissioner's expectations of businesses and public sector agencies.
More types of data could be considered "personal information" than businesses previously thought.
A recent decision of the Privacy Commissioner has confirmed that metadata can be 'Personal Information'.
All organisations subject to the Privacy Act should review their privacy policies and business practices for compliance.
Cooper Grace Ward
Does your business send personal information about individuals overseas? Are you aware of your obligations when doing so?
McDermott Will & Emery
Effective March 15, 2015, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) will implement the new Measures for Penalties for Infringing upon the Rights and Interests of Consumers (Measures).
In January, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce released its ‘Measures on Penalties for Infringing Upon the Rights and Interests of Consumers’ which are due to take effect March 15, 2015.
Clyde & Co
This week, foreign business groups, including the US Chamber of Commerce, sent a letter to the government committee on cyber-security, objecting to the new policies and calling for "urgent discussion and dialogue".
On November 13, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published for approval the "Telecommunications and Internet Services to Protect Users' Personal Information Definition and Classification"...
On October 10, the China Supreme People's Court approved interpretations which assert that genetic information, medical records, health examination data, criminal records, home address, and other personal information...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ("OECD") established in Paris in 1961 was a convention of European member countries of the European Economic Community.
Clyde & Co
Section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance prohibits the transfer of personal data to places outside Hong Kong except in circumstances specified in the PDPO.
On November 20, the PCPD published an investigation report finding that six tutorial service agency websites breached the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
On November 25, the PCPD issued a new guidance note titled Best Practice Guide for Mobile App Development to assist mobile app developers in complying with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance when building apps.
On October 6, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("PCPD") published a new guidance note, Guidance on the Proper Handling of Customers' Personal Data for the Banking Industry...
On October 30, the PCPD published a brochure titled Cyber-bullying—What you need to know, to respond to the recent trend in cyber-bullying and to remind internet users of the associated privacy and legal issues.
Mayer Brown JSM
Section 33 of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ("PDPO"), which restricts the cross-border transfer of personal data, has been in the statutory books since the PDPO was enacted in 1996.
Mayer Brown JSM
For the first time since the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance came into force in 1996, an individual has received a jail sentence for breach of the PDPO.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
As we predicted some months ago, a Bill to amend Japan’s Act on protection of personal information (Act number 57 of 2003) was submitted to the Japanese Parliament on 10th March last.