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Data breaches, and ransomware attacks in particular, have the potential to create critical challenges for organizations, including legal exposure, operational interruptions, reputational harm and resulting financial losses. In ransomware scenarios, bad actors attempt to exploit these risks to secure hefty extortion payments under tight deadlines, often leaving their victims scrambling to make crucial decisions in...

PrivacyRules Hong Kong legal member Tanner De Witt informs that on 12 May 2022 the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) published new guidance on recommended model contractual clauses for cross-border transfers of personal data (“Model Contractual Clauses Guidance”). This supplements prior guidance published by the PCPD on cross-border personal data transfers in...

Samantha Hogg-Brandjes, Managing Director of GinjaNinja which is a public relations and crisis communication firm that joined PrivacyRules from South Africa, published an article on ADComm on how to build trust with the power of effective public relations. Samantha explains that distrust is common-place today and businesses need to acknowledge the elephant in the room...

Pádraig Walsh, Chairperson of PrivacyRules and representative of our Hong Kong exclusive law firm member, Tanner De Witt, publishes an article on the warning of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on the risks associated with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The SFC noted that NFTs have risks that are similar to other virtual assets....

PrivacyRules exclusive legal member for Thailand, Paul Crosio from the Silk Legal law firm, publishes an article to stress the importance of updating privacy policies as a result of the Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The article also highlights comparative elements with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read the article here.

Kelly Dickson and Lachlan Gibbs from the PrivacyRules Australian law firm member Macpherson Kelley just published an interesting guide on the topic of the importance of cybersecurity for companies to manage risks. You can read in the guide that during the 2020–21 financial year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre received over 67,500 cybercrime reports, with incidents...

Privacy in Argentina – Media companies condemned for violating privacy rights

The Court of Appeals in Civil matters of the City of Buenos Aires (“Court of Appeals”) condemned several important radio, television, and digital media companies for infringing an individual’s privacy rights by broadcasting his images obtained in the context of a private meeting. Learn more o the cases in this article written by the PrivacyRules...

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