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All You Need to Know about SOX Compliance

April 19, 2019 Compliance
by: April 19, 2019

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, more commonly known as SOX or Sarbox, is a US law that aims to protect investors from accounting fraud, particularly in relation to publicly traded companies. Named after the two congressmen…

All You Need to Know about Germany’s New Trade Secrets Act

April 16, 2019 Compliance
by: April 16, 2019

The new German Trade Secrets Act reforms the way confidential know-how and business information is protected in the country.

Data theft and data leakage represent a serious threat not only for personal data; in our time these…

All You Need to Know about HIPAA Compliance

April 12, 2019 Compliance
by: April 12, 2019

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was originally passed by the US Congress in 1996 during the Clinton administration and while its primary purpose was to allow workers to carry forward insurance…

Data Protection Regulations in Latin America

March 28, 2019 Compliance
by: March 28, 2019

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created a domino effect across the world as its biggest trade partners rushed to align their existing data protection legislations to its strict requirements or passed…

All You Need To Know about GLBA Compliance

March 25, 2019 Compliance
by: March 25, 2019

Although better known for its privacy stipulations, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), also called the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, is a US federal law whose original purpose was to allow different types of financial…

Data Security Tips for the Indian Media Industry

March 13, 2019 Compliance
by: March 13, 2019

A sunrise sector in the Indian economy, the media and entertainment industry is on an impressing growth path and is expected to expand at a much faster rate than the global average. Along with this, the stakes related to data…

All You Need to Know about Brazil’s New Data Protection Law

March 8, 2019 Compliance
by: March 8, 2019

On 14 August 2018, Brazil passed a comprehensive general data protection law, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) which aims to align existing legislation to the new international standard set by the EU’s General Data…

Japan Receives the First Adequacy Decision Under the GDPR

February 28, 2019 Compliance
by: February 28, 2019

On 23 January 2019, Japan became the first country to earn an adequacy decision from the European Commission (EC) after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. These decisions, which …

The US Federal Privacy Law Picks Up Steam

February 18, 2019 Compliance
by: February 18, 2019

As the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) created a domino effect across the world, leading to more and more countries adopting data protection legislations, the US, that was, until recently, strongly…

Data Protection in Japan: All You Need to Know about APPI

February 1, 2019 Compliance
by: February 1, 2019

Japan’s first foray into data protection legislation came with the adoption of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) in 2003. APPI was one of the first data protection regulations in Asia. It received a …