This week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup reports on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development releasing a global version of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA); however, two Ontario women filed a suit against the Attorney General of Canada claiming that by complying with FATCA, Canada has violated the rights of almost a million Canadians. Meanwhile, Russia has reportedly banned anonymous use of public WiFi; more questions surround Australia’s data retention scheme, and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office is asking for more power to fight spammers. In the U.S., Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) voiced concerns over health-tracking apps; the Department of Justice has weighed in on the Microsoft data discovery case, and New Hampshire’s new social media law goes into effect next month. (IAPP member login required.)
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