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Your source for the most important privacy and data protection news from Asia and Australia-New Zealand.
Looking back at privacy's standing at CES 2019
The Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone, and thanks in part to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, privacy had a much more notable presence at this year's show. While panelists and startups placed a stronger emphasis on privacy this year, conference attendees still focused primarily o...
Fennessy to join IAPP
To augment and help lead the IAPP's growing contingent of researchers, journalists and subject matter experts, the IAPP has hired Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, to take on the new role of senior privacy fellow. She will begin her role in early March. Currently, Fennessy serves as director of the EU-U.S....
Bug revealed some users' 'protected' tweets
Twitter announced the platform incorrectly revealed some users’ tweets that were designed to be private when using the “Protect your Tweets” setting, TechCrunch reports. A bug affecting Android users disabled the setting, turning “protected” tweets into public tweets. Users who had updated their acc...
Notes from the iappANZ, 18 Jan. 2019
Rahul Sharma
Dear friends, Hope the New Year has started off well for everyone! Let’s dive in straight to some updates. The Indian Supreme court recently asked the government to respond within six weeks on pleas challenging a recent home ministry notification that allowed 10 agencies to legally request for sur...
NPC to investigate potential passport data breach
The National Privacy Commission of the Philippines will investigate a claim from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. that stated a terminated contractor had taken the personal data of passport holders, Philstar reports. Meanwhile, an official for the Department of Information and Communicat...
DeID, pseudonymization, aggregation, and the CCPA
The California Consumer Privacy Act is notorious for the haste with which it was drafted. Many provisions of the statute require clarification, and the attorney general’s office is holding a series of public forums before issuing clarifying regulations. Among the concepts not well defined by the CCP...
Oyo Hotels' pilot program raises privacy concerns
BloombergQuint reports the data sharing behind Oyo Hotels’ digital register pilot program is raising privacy concerns. The plan was first reported by the Business Standard, where it was explained the digital record system would replace traditional registration in an effort to facilitate direct data ...