The office of Rwanda Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente announced the Cabinet voted to approve the country's draft data protection bill. A final draft of the bill was previously published Jan. 30 and included provisions on data subject rights, general rules for data collection and processing, and procedures for data activities, such as transfers, sharing and retention.
ICO reprimands police department for disclosing witness information to suspects
The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office issued a reprimand to Thames Valley Police for allegedly disclosing information about witnesses to suspected criminals. In one instance, police divulged the address of a witness to a suspect, which required the witness to relocate to a different address. Th...
Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 9 June 2023
Hello privacy pros. Greetings from Beijing. Since I wrote my last Asia-Pacific Digest note four weeks ago, there have been some significant developments in China's data protection and privacy space! Same as everywhere else in the world, artificial intelligence has remained one of the hottest topic...
Japan's PIPC warns ChatGPT about data collection
Japan's Personal Information Protection Commission warned OpenAI it may take action over concerns about the company's collection of sensitive data for machine learning that powers ChatGPT, Reuters reports. The PIPC said OpenAI should minimize the data it collects and do so with permission while aski...
A country-by-country window into consumer privacy, trust
The IAPP Consumer Privacy and Trust Report provides a global view into consumer perceptions and behaviors at a global level. The IAPP Research and Insights team dug deeper into the report's findings, generating infographics on data from various countries surveyed in the report. The latest infographi...
Companies using AI tools for workplace monitoring, prompting privacy concerns
The Washington Post reports companies are using artificial intelligence tools and apps in the workplace to improve employee skills, well-being and connectivity. But some employees are concerned about data collection and privacy. Brookings Institution Center for Technology Innovation Senior Fellow Da...
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