Kenya appoints its first ever data protection commissioner

(Dec 1, 2020) On Nov. 16, 2020, Immaculate Kassait was sworn in as Kenya’s first-ever data protection commissioner. Kassait, a former director of voter education and partn... Read More

NGOs accuse EU of aiding nations' surveillance efforts

(Nov 11, 2020) Reuters reports a dozen non-government organizations allege the EU has helped fellow nations undermine individuals' privacy by boosting their surveillance ef... Read More

Roundup: China, Norway, Rwanda, UK, US and more

(Nov 2, 2020) In this week's global legislative roundup, Fangda Partners' Gil Zhang, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, and Kate Yin took a dive into China's draft Personal Data P... Read More

Global News Roundup: Oct. 26–Nov. 2, 2020

(Nov 2, 2020) In this week's global legislative roundup, IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, gave a final look at the pros and cons associated with the Californi... Read More

Rwanda data protection bill approved

(Oct 29, 2020) The office of Rwanda Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente announced the Cabinet voted to approve the country's draft data protection bill. A Read More

NITDA director general touts implementation of Nigerian Data Protection Regulation

(Oct 19, 2020) National Information Technology Development Agency Director General Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi touted the implementation of the Nigerian Data Protection ... Read More

Africa to coordinate data protection laws

(Oct 13, 2020) A framework that would coordinate data protection laws across Nigeria and other African nations has been created and is being tested in five countries, the G... Read More

Global News Roundup: Oct. 5–Oct. 13, 2020

(Oct 13, 2020) In this week's global legislative roundup, the California Department of Justice published a notice unveiling a third set of proposed modifications to the Cal... Read More

Contact-tracing updates from South Africa, UK

(Sep 18, 2020) The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office Read More

A roundup of recent data breaches

(Aug 20, 2020) A data firm exposed 235 million public-facing social media profiles left in a misconfigured online database without a password or other required authe... Read More