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Global News Roundup — July 17–24, 2017

Emily Leach, CIPP/US
In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about the more than 800 amendments proposed for the EU ePrivacy Regulation currently being formed. The Australian government is proposing a new cybersecurity law mandating that tech companies turn over encrypted messages by suspected ex...
GDPR matchup: Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
ShanShan Pa, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP
In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how much duplication of operational effort you might avoid as you move toward GDPR compliance and help you focus your efforts. I...
Global News Roundup — July 10–17, 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/US
In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about a new bill passed by the Dutch Senate that would give the nation's intelligence agencies broad surveillance authority. Germany has become the first country to pass a law implementing the General Data Protection Regulation. The Aus...
Global News Roundup — July 4–10, 2017
In this week’s Privacy Tracker weekly legislative roundup, read about new draft legislation in Malaysia and Singapore. Plus, administrative enforcement actions and higher penalties for violations of Russia’s data protection law are now in effect, and stronger protections against revenge porn are in ...
Trump's voter data request tests state public data rules
Cobun Keegan, CIPP/US, CIPM
On May 11, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump established the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity through an executive order, with a stated mission to “study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections.” The PACEI is chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, who sel...
Preparation for the GDPR underway in Poland
Joanna Tomaszewska
The Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs published at the end of March a partial draft of the new act on data protection. This is a clear signal that the Polish government has launched preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation. The draft, thus far, is not a comprehensive regulation sinc...
Canadian Supreme Court strikes twice in one week
Shaun Brown
The Supreme Court of Canada sent a strong signal to two of the biggest internet companies this past week, first in Douez v. Facebook, then in Google Inc. v. Equustek only five days later. Both of these cases may have far-reaching consequences, and it seems unlikely to be a coincidence that they were...
WP29 releases extensive employee-privacy guidance
Sam Pfeifle
In further production from the group's June plenary session, the EU's Article 29 Working Party, the collection of data protection authorities, released today extensive guidance (warning: automatic PDF download) relating to the privacy of employees, including a series of nine practical scenarios. Thi...
GDPR matchup: China’s Cybersecurity Law
Galaad Delval, CIPP/E and Zhong Lin
In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how much duplication of operational effort you might avoid as you move toward GDPR compliance and help you focus your efforts. I...