Our July newsletter discusses how the EU Commission invalidated Privacy Shield, China’s response to COVID-19, and how partnerships are more important than ever.

EU Commission Invalidates Privacy Shield
On July 16, 2020, the European Court of Justice ruled on a case known as Schrems II, related to personal data transfers between the EU and US. This case stated that the US could not ensure adequate protection of EU data transfers using Privacy Shield. As Privacy Shield is one of the most widely used data protection mechanisms, this will have a huge impact on global payroll. READ MORE

China’s Response to COVID-19
Global People Strategist

China has been at the center of the coronavirus outbreak. Despite being the first and one of the hardest-hit countries, it has managed to establish an efficient system to battle the virus and ensure economic stability as much as possible. In this article, we discuss China’s COVID-19 employment law changes to protect employer and employee rights amidst the pandemic. READ MORE

Why Partnerships are More Important Than Ever
Scott Johnson, Director of Alliances and Partnerships

There are many things I have learned over the past several years leading our partnerships program at Blue Marble, but none are more important than what I’ve learned in the past 5 months during COVID-19.

Every day I am very fortunate to be able to engage with companies and partners to learn and understand how the current environment has affected their sales organizations. From these conversations I have identified how they are making changes to ultimately increase their bottom line during a difficult time and implement some of these changes myself. READ MORE