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Global News Roundup — September 11-18, 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about a delay to Singapore’s Cybersecurity Bill; the U.K. Data Protection Bill 2017, which was introduced in the House of Lords; Germany’s new law implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation; and the Council of the European U...
Germany's GDPR implementation law, it's just the beginning
Ernst-Oliver Wilhelm, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
The EU data protection reform package consisting of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (in German: Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, DS-GVO) and the Police Directive (EU) 2016/680 (in German: Datenschutzrichtlinie für Polizei und Strafjustiz) will be implemented in Germany essentially b...
Spokeo ruling means even 'good' errors are bad
Lee Matheson
The recent data breach of Equifax, one of the “Big Three” credit reporting agencies, throws into stark relief the risks inherent in major compilations of consumer data. Given the renewed national focus on consumer data harms, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at a case that may be central to th...
Global News Roundup — September 5–11, 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/US
The Philippines is one step closer to getting a national ID system. In Chile, a rights group released a decree signed by the president that would require telecommunication companies to retain communications data for two years. Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has rel...
Bărbulescu ruling: Workplace privacy is alive and kicking
Ernst-Oliver Wilhelm, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
On Sept. 5, the European Court of Human Rights handed down a landmark judgement about privacy and monitoring at the workplace. The court referred to a case of a Romanian citizen named Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu who was fired 10 years ago for using a work messaging account to communicate for private pur...
Canada stays close to home in new data breach regulations
Timothy M. Banks, CIPP/C, CIPM
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada published the draft “Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations” in the Canada Gazette Sept. 2. The draft federal regulations will remain open for comment for a period of 30 days. ISED stayed close to home in developing the proposed...
Global News Roundup — August 28–September 5, 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/US
In this week's Privacy Tracker weekly legislative roundup, read about new rules in China requiring online commenters to identify themselves. The Austrian parliament has passed a new Data Privacy Act that aims to align it with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. France's data protection author...