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Cyber Newsletter - September 2022

Published 30 September 2022

Welcome to the September edition of the Data And Cyber Bulletin.

This month, to coincide with our Legalign Global colleagues visiting us and clients in London, we are delighted to share updates from each of their respective jurisdictions, covering Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S. and the U.K..

Please do contact this month’s contributors if you would like to discuss the content in more detail.

American Data Privacy Protection Act (“ADPPA”): Is the U.S. Finally Getting Federal Data Privacy Protection?

Our colleagues at Wilson Elser provide insight into the American Data Privacy Protection Act and discuss the potential impact of having a federal data privacy regime.

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Recent Australian Cyber and Privacy Developments (July-September 2022)

Our Wotton+Kearney, Australia, colleagues summarise recent cyber and privacy developments in Australia, including new security measures following Optus’ cyber-attack and a federal court decision which underscores the need for cyber-specific insurance.

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The New Zealand approach to compensation claims – will the UK follow suit?

Colleagues at Wotton+Kearney, New Zealand, provide a helpful explanation as to how the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in New Zealand approaches compensation claims and how the U.K. might implement an equivalent system, as alluded to by the Information Commissioner in his address to the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference earlier this year.

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Developments in Canadian Privacy Law

Our colleagues at Alexander Holburn in Canada share a round-up of recent developments in Canadian privacy law, including Bills C-26 and C-27 and their impact on PIPEDA. They also highlight key trends in Canadian privacy litigation.

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UK Legislative Developments and the Impact on Cyber

We share our thoughts on the U.K.’s data protection legislation reform agenda and its impact on the world of cybersecurity, which is often misrepresented as being inconsequential. We look at the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill along with the Product Security and Telecommunications Bill.

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Authors

Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6930

Hans Allnutt

Hans Allnutt

London - Walbrook

+44 (0) 20 7894 6925

Eleanor Ludlam

Eleanor Ludlam

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6098

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