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Article 10 set 2021
It’s finally here. On 20 August 2021, the People’s Republic of China enacted the Personal Information Protection Law. The law is comprehensive, comprising 74 articles in eight separate chapters. Like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, it is now the fundamental regulatory regime for personal information in its jurisdiction. It becomes effective on 1 November 2021, a little under two months away.
Article 31 ago 2021
Article 18 ago 2021
Over the past few months, five states – Connecticut, Mississippi, Nevada, and Texas – have enacted changes to their breach notification laws. We provide a brief overview of the changes.
News 8 jul 2021
We are pleased to again report a record turnover of £264m, an increase of 11% on the previous year (£238m).We have also increased the number of fee earners globally by 10%, taking the firm’s overall headcount to in excess of 2,300
News 15 abr 2021
Congratulations to the 12 Kennedys lawyers that have been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2022 edition, with our lawyers achieving 15 individual recognitions in total.
Article 12 abr 2021
Shipbuilding was once the art of transforming hundreds of hectares of oak forests into hulls. Master carpentry moved to iron and then steel hulls, and now we are on the cusp of the next shipbuilding revolution, where autonomous, 3D-printed, graphene-made, LNG-powered vessels will be built by specialized suppliers with white-coats and augmented reality smart-glasses.
Article 4 mar 2021
At the beginning of February, Singapore became the latest Asian jurisdiction to introduce mandatory data breach notification rules. The new rules were enacted as amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”), which has been in effect for more than six years.
Article 27 jan 2021
Do you use your thumbprint or face to access your smart phone? Those are examples of biometric technology which can quickly and accurately identify individual people. As new technology is created to ensure security, recognize people, or prevent fraud, the use of biometric identifiers is becoming more commonplace. Certain lawmakers, however, have growing concerns that the personal and powerful nature of biometric information warrants regulation.
Article 25 jan 2021
The Civil Justice Council (CJC) working group has published its recommendations on what further reforms could be introduced for low value injury (under £25,000) injury claims. With a focus on resolving meritorious claims more quickly and with the costs reduced, as well as preventing unmeritorious claims, the group concludes that once the pending ‘whiplash reforms’ have been implemented, there should be no further substantive reforms – not least until the detail of recent measures is clarified.
News 27 nov 2020
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.