Denmark’s data protection authority, Datatilsynet, published an overview of its primary topics of focus for 2023. Major priorities include protecting children online, upholding personal data protections for website visitors, supervising television surveillance and processing of personal data in “pan-European information systems.”
A view from DC: Sectoral privacy updates spread with strengthened student standards
Waiting for congressional action can feel, sometimes, like waiting for Achilles, sulking in his tent, soured on the promise of the spoils of war, while the battle rages on. It has been 143 days since the U.S. Congress convened for its 118th term, but there is no updated draft of the American Data Pr...
Two years in the making, EU AI Act takes shape
The world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial intelligence is approaching the finish line two years after it was presented. "The EU AI Act has the potential to become the international benchmark for regulating the fast-paced AI field," journalist Luca Bertuzzi writes. Bertuzzi looks at ...
Indiana licensing board finds doctor's handling of abortion data violated privacy laws
The Indiana Medical Licensing Board found an Indianapolis doctor's handling of information related to the abortion of a 10-year-old victim of rape from Ohio violated privacy laws, USA Today reports. Dr. Caitlin Bernard was fined USD3,000 and will receive a letter of reprimand. The state attorney gen...
CNIL closes injunction against Microsoft
France's data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, closed a December 2022 injunction against Microsoft. The CNIL at the time fined the company 60 million euros and ordered the company to correct cookie practices within three months or face a daily penalty...
ANPD clarifies children's data processing under LGPD
Brazil's data protection authority, the Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados, published a statement to standardize the General Data Protection Law's interpretation of processing data of children and teens. It notes data processing can be conducted "based on the legal hypotheses provided for in t...
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