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News, commentary, and legal updates from attorneys in the Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group at Fisher Phillips.
Posts from November 2015.

As if were any surprise, last Friday, November 6, the EU Commission issued a Communication on the Transfer of Personal Data from the EU to the US, following the Judgment by the Court of Justice in Schrems declaring the Safe Harbor arrangement invalid (as previously discussed). In its Communication, the EU Commission emphasized the following: (1) the Safe Harbour arrangement can no longer serve as a legal basis for transfers of personal data to the US; and ...

Late last week, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued its Fair Chance Act guidance document. The guidance provides additional direction to employers in New York City regarding their obligations under the City’s Fair Chance Act, which took effect last week. The Fair Chance Act generally prohibits employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after the employer extends a conditional offer of employment. In ...

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