Tag: Data Protection Act

Tag: Data Protection Act

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) is a key US legislation aimed at protecting consumer data by establishing clear guidelines for businesses.   The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), which was signed into law on March 2, 2021, and came into force on January 1, 2023, aims to protect the personal data of

Banks Ask For Guidance in Balancing Data Protection Laws and Anti-Money-Laundering Requirements.

Representatives from the European Banking Industry ask for more legal guidance on how data protection laws should be interpreted, specifically in the Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) realm. European banking industry representatives are asking for assistance and more legal guidance, amid their claims that there seems to be some tensions between the objectives of the GDPR and Anti

GDPR and social media : EU Court on fan pages on Facebook

Earlier this month the ECJ published a preliminary ruling finding the fan page admin jointly responsible with Facebook for the personal data of the visitors. Although the decision refers to the previously enforceable EU Data Protection Directive, the new rule paves the way for GDPR and social media practice, since the definition of the processor

UK Data Protection Bill and GDPR

We are often asked by clients and prospects what happens to UK data protection laws after Brexit? Our regular answer ‘not much’ has proven to be correct: the proposed UK Data Protection Bill and GDPR are meant to be aligned with each other. Indeed, anything else would put UK businesses at a disadvantageous position in

Data Protection Act 1998: a summary

We decided to publish a Data Protection Act (1998) Summary to help companies assessing their compliance needs in relation to data. The act has a reputation for its complexity: this Summary will provide you with a good knowledge of its key provisions. Who must comply with the Act, and for what?