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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 14 Aug. 2020 Related reading: Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 25 Sept. 2020

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Hello, privacy pros,

Much has been written on the fallout from the CJEU's ruling in "Schrems II." For a fresh perspective on how this may affect Australian organizations and on how international standards such as ISO 27701 may help bridge the gap, read this article  from Alec Christie and Andrea Mitchell of Australian law firm Mills Oakley.

Australian technology company Clearview AI has hired prominent U.S. First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams to defend itself against claims that its service violates individuals' rights of privacy. According to this article in Engadget, the company will argue its collection and repurposing of images from social media sites to law enforcement — and special friends of the company — with facial recognition services is merely an exercise of the company's First Amendment right of free expression.

IAPP members across our region may have seen the unfortunate announcement from IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes, that the IAPP ANZ Summit 2020 in Sydney has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a fantastic lineup of speakers planned and we will be working to get as many of these voices to you through our virtual KnowledgeNet sessions. Until then, be sure to check out the on-demand library of IAPP Summit Sessions, which is available at no charge to IAPP members.

IAPP Sydney KnowledgeNet Chairs, Lyn Nicholson and Tarun Samtani, have arranged a virtual KnowledgeNet event with Anna Johnston and Peter Leonard 25 Aug. at 5:45 p.m. AEST, to discuss whether privacy regulation in Australia is fit for purpose in 2020. This discussion will explore the topics addressed in each of the speakers' respective papers: Individuation: re-imagining data privacy laws to protect against digital harms and Data Privacy in a Data and Algorithm Enabled World. Although the headline topic is focused on Australia's privacy regime, the papers cast a much wider net to question what an effective privacy law looks like in today's world. Be sure to register to save your space. I hope to see you (virtually) there!

 

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