Your quarterly privacy & cybersecurity update

Welcome to the eighth edition of Updata! Updata is an international report produced by Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team – it provides you with a compilation of key privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legal developments from the past quarter. This edition covers April to June 2020 and is full of newsworthy items from our team members around the globe, including:

  • from the USA: as of 1 July 2020, California’s Attorney General may take direct action against businesses that violate the privacy protection requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and a proposed new law could replace and significantly expand the privacy protections introduced by the recently enacted CCPA and changes have been made to state data breach notification laws in New York, District of Columbia and Vermont;
  • from the EU: the European Data Protection Board has adopted new consent guidelines that provide clarification on both the validity of consent provided by the data subject when interacting with cookie walls, and the example on scrolling and consent;
  • in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office has issued guidance to employers on workplace testing;
  • in Germany, the Data Protection Authority of Baden-Württemberg has issued a template Controller-Processor Agreement for data processing; an
  • in the Netherlands, the Court of Amsterdam has ruled that a university may use proctoring software during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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