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Processing activities subject to a data protection impact assessment

The European Data Protection Board (the EDPB), an independent body which ensures the consistent application of the GDPR throughout the European Union and promotes cooperation between the EU’s data protection authorities, has adopted an opinion on the list of processing activities that are subject to a requirement of data protection impact assessment (the DPIA). The […]

Casual electronic communications at the workplace concerning business issues

Electronic communications, including e-mails and text messages, have become the rule in business and enterprise environments. They are efficient, easy to resort to and inexpensive. They are usually sent hastily and are believed to remain private. Also, they are not usually filed or preserved electronically and may often be lost or deleted along the way. […]

Q&As regarding employment management measures during COVID-19 control period

By Ding Liping, Sun Xun The emergence of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China has aroused deep concerns not only from companies who have business in China but also who have business contacts with their Chinese counterparts. We are now in a situation that some companies have partly resumed their work while some […]

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