Blog: EU Privacy Laws

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Turkey KVKK and the GDPR

Turkey's Ki┼čisel Verileri Koruma Kanunu (KVKK) (also known as the "Data Protection Law") is a relatively strong data protection law with similarities to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Passed in 2016, Turkey's KVKK more closely resembles the GDPR's predecessor, the Data Protection Directive, but contains some unique provisions not...

EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

The EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, or EU-U.S. DPF, is a new agreement designed to facilitate cross-border data transfers between the European Union and the United States. With the downfall of Safe Harbor and, subsequently, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, it remains to be seen whether the EU-U.S. DPF will conclusively solve the...

Japan APPI vs. EU GDPR

Japan's Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) and Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are two highly prominent privacy regulations in force today. They both protect the personal information of their respective residents and impose strict data processing obligations on applicable businesses. Yet their provisions differ significantly, as complying...

The EU Data Governance Act (DGA)

The Data Governance Act (DGA) is legislation that aims to foster trust in data sharing, increase data availability, and facilitate the reuse of public sector data in the European Union. The Data Governance Act is a key component of the European Data Strategy and will play a vital role in creating...

GDPR Compliance For Events, Including Attendee Lists and Name Tags

Organizing an event? If you're covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have some work to do to ensure you're complying with the law. This article will look at the main GDPR considerations for event organizers, including identifying a legal basis for collecting personal information, applying the principles of...

UK Handling Data Protection Complaints

The United Kingdom's General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) is the UK's main privacy law. Organizations that are required to comply with the UK GDPR must take certain steps to deal with any data protection complaints they receive. This article will explain what the UK GDPR is, who it applies to,...