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Global News Roundup — October 10–16, 2017

Emily Leach, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about a new plan in Australia that would see state and territory leaders handing over citizens’ data to the federal government. There’s also a matchup between Australia’s Privacy Act and the EU General Data Protection Act. In India, the health...
The proposed revision of Chile's Data Protection Act
Lucia Bobadilla and Paulina Silva
In January 2017, a group of senators presented before the Chilean Congress a bill that repeals the Chilean Data Protection Act, Law No. 19,628 on Protection of Private Life. Almost a month later, the president of the Republic of Chile also filed before Congress a bill that significantly amends the s...
GDPR matchup: Australia's Privacy Act 1988
Tim de Sousa
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 to avoid duplication as you move toward GDPR compliance and help you focus your efforts. In this installment, elevenM’s Tim ...
Global News Roundup — October 2-10, 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/US
In this week’s Privacy Tracker weekly legislative roundup, read about the Irish High Court’s decision in Irish Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook and Max Schrems, why the case is important and what to expect next. Also in the EU, the LIBE vote on the ePriavcy Directive has been delayed. In Kuw...
Takeaways from the ECHR employee monitoring decision
Federica De Santis, CIPP/E and Karen Neuman
A recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Bărbulescu v. Romania, no. 61496/08 affirms the right of employers to monitor their employees’ online activities and electronic communications, subject to certain restrictions. The ruling is aligned with EU and member state law, including the ...
Global News Roundup — September 25–October 2, 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/US
Proposals in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the U.K. and Gibraltar aim to bring those countries’ data protection laws in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Also, the Irish High Court is expected to hand down its judgment on a case that will determine the future of standard contractual cl...
UK's draft GDPR implementation law, the starting point
Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E and Sam Choi
On September 13, the U.K. government introduced in Parliament the Data Protection Bill. The main aim of the bill is to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 into U.K. domestic law. However, as perhaps reflected in the length and complexity of the bill, it is also intended to...
Global News Roundup — September 18–25, 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/US
In this week's Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about Poland's package of draft laws that aims to implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation, plus Romania and Luxembourg have also proposed draft GDPR implementation laws. The head of Bahrain's Economic Development Board announced th...
Poland's draft GDPR implementation law
Marcin Lewoszewski
Poland's National Legislative Center last week published a package of draft laws that, together with the amended draft of the act on personal data protection, will change the Polish legal framework to be compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Draft data protection act — a stronge...