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What's ahead for CaCPA, GDPR, and converging privacy trends?

At an event hosted by the The Atlantic in Washington, recently, Assemblymember Ed Chau, D-49th District, who was instrumental in passing the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018, and Peter Fatelnig, minister-counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the U.S., joined in conversation to look at how privacy regulation is beginning to converge globally, with lawmakers taking similar tactics in response to similar consumer concerns.

Last Week in Privacy – September 18, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of last week in the privacy industry, including California passing a bill that regulates internet of things for the first time in the U.S., and India not expecting to pass their data protection bill until after the country's 2019 general elections.

Twenty years of COPPA: A discussion

Recently, TechFreedom held an event to examine the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which will celebrate its 20th birthday in October. The law regulates the collection and use of information from, or about, children age 13 or under in the United States. In this panel discussion, led by TechFreedom General Counsel Jim Dunstan, we hear from Maneesha Mithal, associate director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection; Phyllis Marcus, now a partner at Hunton Williams, but formerly chief of staff at the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices; and Sara Kloek, director of education policy at the Software and Information Industry Association regarding how effective COPPA is, how it might change in the future, and how European privacy law might affect the way Congress sees COPPA going forward. 

Last Week In Privacy – August 22, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of last week in the privacy industry, including Brazil's new data protection bill being signed into law and Angelene Falk being appointed the new privacy commissioner of Australia.

Last Week in Privacy – August 7, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of last week in the privacy industry, including Louisiana's new data breach notification law going into effect, and the ePrivacy Regulation being pushed back.

India releases first draft of potential data protection law

After months of work, a Data Protection Committee headed by Justice B. N. Srikrishna has submitted a report to the Indian government on “A Free and Fair Digital Economy Protecting Privacy, Empowering Indians.” In this press conference, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who heads the Parliament's portfolio for Electronics and Information Technology, thanks the committee for its work and comments on the importance of a data protection law in helping India to move forward in the digital economy. By bridging the developing world and more industrialized and digitized nations, India, he says, can create a truly contemporary and global privacy framework.


Last Week In Privacy — July 24, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of the last week in the privacy industry, including the European Commission and Japan reaching a safe-data agreement and the Brazilian Senate unanimously approving a bill for the country's first data-protection law.

Michael Geist calls for more robust privacy law at the IAPP Canadian Privacy Symposium, 2018

Speaking to a sold-out keynote audience, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist follows up on thoughts by Canadian Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien delivered at the 2018 Privacy Symposium. What does PIPEDA 2.0 look like for Geist? Significantly different from PIPEDA 1.0. But what new initiatives, like a right to object to de-listing or to be forgotten altogether, will make the most impact for Canadian citizens?

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

OneTrust's Stephanie Hanson, CIPP/E, CIPM, breaks down the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which was signed into law June 28. Hanson discusses the elements of the act and the impact it will have on residents of California and global businesses.

Legislators, Mactaggart react to CalCPA passage

Just a short time after passing historic privacy legislation, California State Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Assemblymember Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, celebrate the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 with Alastair Mactaggart, who led Californians for Consumer Privacy and provided the impetus for the bill's passage with his own qualified ballot initiative.