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Roundup: Czech Republic, Poland, Qatar, US and more
The government of the Czech Republic has announced it will ramp up efforts to complete legislation to enact the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Poland’s Ministry of Digitalization is a step closer to its GDPR enactment law. Qatar has issued an extension for compliance with the country’s data ...
GDPR a boon to privacy pros, software companies
As the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation date draws closer, software companies and privacy professionals have become hot commodities as organizations ensure they are compliant with the rules, Reuters reports. The GDPR has led to an increase in roles for lawyers advising on complia...
Security concerns raised over Chinese tech firms
The Hill reports on a continued effort by lawmakers to restrict Chinese companies from contracting with the U.S. market, citing national security concerns. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who introduced legislation earlier this month that would block Chinese tech firm Huawei from contracting with U.S co...
Podcast: Ready, set, now go GDPR
Gabe Maldoff is a young guy. He graduated law school in 2015, got himself a fellowship at the IAPP's Westin Center, and then immediately went to work at London's Bird & Bird. And just as he was adjusting to life in the real world, the world itself was adjusting to what would be expected of it un...
Notes from the iappANZ, 19 January 2018
Anna Gamvros, CIPP/A, CIPT, FIP
Hello and greetings from Hong Kong. The winter sun is shining, the sky is blue, 2018 is off to a fine start! Data privacy activity in the region is also moving along nicely, particularly in Singapore. Singapore’s new law on government data sharing, which was highlighted in a previous Digest, cam...
Survey shows support for mandatory breach reporting
A new survey out of Palo Alto Networks shows that 79 percent of IT decision-makers agree that reporting breaches to regulators should be mandatory, with an additional 69 percent who believe reporting incidents will help curtail cybercrime, iTWire reports. Palo Alto APAC Vice President and Chief Secu...