In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the IAPP had wall-to-wall coverage of the official announcement of the record-breaking settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Facebook. Additionally, Facebook is staring down other fines and legal action in the U.S. and Europe. Equifax also settled with the FTC, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 50 states and territories for upward of $700 million and resolved a class-action suit related to its 2017 data breach. The European Commission published a review of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Colombia handed out four fines worth nearly 864 million pesos combined. In the U.S., Illinois is seeing a flurry of class-action suits under its Biometric Information Privacy Act. And there are updates on the progress of data protection laws in India and Tanzania. (IAPP member login required.)
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