Roundup: Australia, Czech Republic, Uganda, Senegal and more

(Dec 10, 2018) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about how Australia's Parliament passed a controversial bill mandating that technology companies assist the nation's law enforcement bypass encryption. In the Czech Republic, the lower house of Parliament introduced draft privacy legislation to bring the country in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In Uganda, Parliament announced it passed the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2015. And in Senegal, the digital eco... Read More

Global News Roundup — Dec. 3–10, 2018

(Dec 10, 2018) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about how Australia's Parliament passed a controversial bill mandating that technology companies assist the nation's law enforcement bypass encryption. In the Czech Republic, the lower house of Parliament introduced draft privacy legislation to bring the country in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In Uganda, Parliament announced it passed the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2015. And in Senegal, the digital eco... Read More

Roundup: Canada, China, Ghana, US and more

(Oct 29, 2018) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about some of the highlights from this year's 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, including the creation of a new working group on ethics and data protection in artificial intelligence. Canada's new breach notification and record-keeping rules go into effect this week. In China, the Cyberspace Administration recently published draft policy framework aimed at regulating blockchain service provi... Read More

Global News Roundup — Oct. 22–29, 2018

(Oct 29, 2018) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about some of the highlights from this year's 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, including the creation of a new working group on ethics and data protection in artificial intelligence. Canada's new breach notification and record-keeping rules go into effect this week. In China, the Cyberspace Administration recently published draft policy framework aimed at regulating blockchain service provi... Read More

Brazil joins Committee of Convention 108 as observers

(Oct 15, 2018) The Council Of Europe announced Brazil and Gabon's Data Protection Commission have joined the Committee of Convention 108 as observers. The committee is made up of nearly 70 countries that have either pledged to implement the principles of Convention 108 or are observers whose countries and data protection authorities have not yet become members. The committee meets twice a year in Strasbourg, with a focus on topics such as data protection, artificial intelligence, safeguarding health care data ... Read More

Roundup: Kenya, South Africa, Canada, US and more

(Sep 24, 2018) In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about Italy's new law implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In Kenya, officials note a data protection bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament, and, in South Africa, the constitutional court relied on the right to privacy in a case involving the decriminalization of marijuana for private use. Canada's privacy commissioner published guidelines for mandatory data breach reporting under the country's Personal Informa... Read More

Global News Roundup — September 17–24, 2018

(Sep 24, 2018) In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about Italy's new law implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In Kenya, officials note a data protection bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament, and, in South Africa, the constitutional court relied on the right to privacy in a case involving the decriminalization of marijuana for private use. Canada's privacy commissioner published guidelines for mandatory data breach reporting under the country's Personal Informa... Read More

Roundup: EU, Nepal, Thailand, Italy, US and more

(Sep 17, 2018) In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about data protection rules for EU institutions, bodies and agencies approved by members of the European Parliament in an effort to align with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Nepal’s House of Representatives endorsed the Protection of Individual’s Right to Privacy, Thailand’s Cabinet approved the Digital Identification Bill, and Italy published a Legislative Decree, setting forth national implementation for the EU General Data P... Read More

Global News Roundup — September 10–17, 2018

(Sep 17, 2018) In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about data protection rules for EU institutions, bodies and agencies approved by members of the European Parliament in an effort to align with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Nepal’s House of Representatives endorsed the Protection of Individual’s Right to Privacy, Thailand’s Cabinet approved the Digital Identification Bill, and Italy published a Legislative Decree, setting forth national implementation for the EU General Data P... Read More

Aligning Morocco's privacy protections with the GDPR

(Sep 12, 2018) In July, the Moroccan data protection authority held a joint seminar with the Delegation of the European Union to Morocco to present the outcomes of a study they conducted on opportunities to bring the Moroccan legal framework for the protection of personal data closer to the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In this Privacy Tracker post, Hind Chenaoui, CIPP/E, CIPM, offers a look at why this alignment is important for Morocco, the steps the nation has already taken, and the findings of the... Read More