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

Legislating privacy by design in Canada

Timothy M. Banks, CIPP/C, CIPM, CIPT
The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics is ready to table its report following its months’ long review of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The committee adopted its report, entitled “Towards Privacy by Design: A Review of Personal Inf...
Global News Roundup — Feb. 12–20, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker weekly legislative roundup, read about Smart Dubai’s announcement of a new framework for how government agencies and private partners publish and share data. India’s Information Technology minister has said he expects soon the data protection committee’s report paving ...
Global News Roundup — Feb. 5–12, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
The Article 29 Working Party has elected Andrea Jelinek, head of Austria's data protection authority, as its new chairwoman. Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission released its response after a period of public consultation for a draft cybersecurity bill. U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has ...
Global News Roundup — Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
A constitutional challenge to a spy bill in the Bahamas has led to it being amended, according to the minister of state for legal affairs. After two years of inaction, Thailand has a new data protection bill. The U.K. Court of Appeals has deemed the so-called snoopers charter in violation of EU law....
Brazilian general Bill on the Protection of Personal Data
Bruno Bioni and Renato Monteiro
Brazil does not yet have a general data protection law that can be applied transversally to every sector of the society. The current regulatory status of personal data in Brazil is sectoral; there are different rules for different sectors of society: the financial sector, the credit sector, the heal...
Global News Roundup — Jan. 22-29, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker weekly roundup, read about changes to Australia’s Privacy Act, going into effect next month, which mean new data breach reporting requirements. Poland’s government has proposed exempting small- and medium-sized businesses from certain provisions of the EU General Data ...
Global News Roundup — Jan. 15-22, 2018
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
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 ...