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Following privacy and data protection legislation through the process, into law, and into future court interpretations.

Global News Roundup — April 16–23, 2018

Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
The Canadian government has released the final version of the federal data breach notification regulations, which will go into effect Nov. 1. Portugal’s Council of Ministers has approved a draft law to implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The European Commission released a proposal a...
Global News Roundup — April 9–16, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about what the passage of the U.S. CLOUD Act may mean going forward, including in Australia. Bermuda’s Personal Information Protection Act goes into effect in December. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is expected to publish this mont...
Global News Roundup — April 2–9, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
The Cayman government has published draft regulations in preparation for the implementation of its Data Protection Law. Slovenia’s government adopted an EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation proposal, giving more power to the information commissioner but drawing criticism from her for...
The Polish DPA’s draft list of triggers for mandatory DPIAs
Anna Kobylańska and Marcin Lewoszewski
In line with the Article 35(4) of the GDPR, the Polish Data Protection Authority prepared and published a draft list of the kind of processing operations subject to mandatory data protection impact assessment. According to the authority statements, the list is based on more than twenty years of exp...
Global News Roundup — March 19–April 2, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about a document from the Hong Kong Legislative Council’s panel on information technology and broadcasting empowering the privacy commissioner to enforce the country’s do-not-call registry. The U.K. and the EU have come to an agreement on a Br...
What the CLOUD Act means for privacy pros
Peter Swire, CIPP/US and Jennifer Daskal
Readers brave enough to get to page 2201 the United States’ latest omnibus spending bill will find the newly enacted Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act. This blog post first explains how the CLOUD Act resolves the Supreme Court case between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice regard...
Global News Roundup — March 12–19, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about a proposal in China to add eye recognition to the country’s national ID program, while India has delayed linking Aadhaar numbers to government-sponsored programs. The U.K. has approved Guernsey’s new data protection law. And in the U.S.,...
Global News Roundup — March 5–12, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
Singapore has joined the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's Cross-Border Privacy Rules system. Canada’s Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics released its report reviewing the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, finding the law needs to be updated...