ID4Africa launching a data protection roundtable

(Apr 16, 2019) The first major meeting of African data protection authorities will take place at the ID4Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 18, Biometric Update reports. The Round Table of African Data Protection Authorities will discuss awareness, capacity and enforcement of data protection while addressing the role of large multinational corporations, limitations on national security and law enforcement use, and legitimate processing and consent. “Our objective is essentially to allow the a... Read More

Roundup: Czech Republic, Ghana, Lithuania, Spain, US and more

(Apr 15, 2019) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn about the European Commission’s study on data protection certification mechanisms under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová explains why the U.S. government needs to adopt stronger privacy laws, Hong Kong may be preparing to alert its position on the enforcement of data breaches, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced it plans to ... Read More

Global News Roundup — April 8–15, 2019

(Apr 15, 2019) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn about the European Commission’s study on data protection certification mechanisms under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová explains why the U.S. government needs to adopt stronger privacy laws, Hong Kong may be preparing to alert its position on the enforcement of data breaches, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced it plans to ... Read More

Roundup: Nigeria, Australia, Singapore, Poland, US and more

(Apr 8, 2019) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn about how the Nigerian Communication Commission recently announced plans to introduce an Internet Industry Code of Practice. Australia and Singapore both passed measures to moderate online content, addressing the spread of “abhorrent violent material” and “fake news.” Poland’s data protection authority has issued its first fine under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons... Read More

Global News Roundup — April 1–8, 2019

(Apr 7, 2019) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn about how the Nigerian Communication Commission recently announced plans to introduce an Internet Industry Code of Practice. Australia and Singapore both passed measures to moderate online content, addressing the spread of “abhorrent violent material” and “fake news.” Poland’s data protection authority has issued its first fine under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons... Read More

Roundup: US, Ghana, Australia, Sri Lanka and more

(Apr 1, 2019) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about Utah becoming the first state in the U.S. to have a law requiring government entities to obtain a warrant in order to access data from third parties. In Ghana, Parliament approved the Right to Information bill, which was first drafted in 1999, and now awaits presidential assent before being fully recognized as law. In Australia, Parliament is sending the country's encryption laws off to the Independent National Security Legisl... Read More

Global News Roundup — March 25–April 1, 2019

(Apr 1, 2019) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about Utah becoming the first state in the U.S. to have a law requiring government entities to obtain a warrant in order to access data from third parties. In Ghana, Parliament approved the Right to Information bill, which was first drafted in 1999, and now awaits presidential assent before being fully recognized as law. In Australia, Parliament is sending the country's encryption laws off to the Independent National Security Legisl... Read More

Ghana's Right to Information bill approved by Parliament

(Mar 27, 2019) In Ghana, Parliament approved the Right to Information bill that now awaits presidential assent before being fully recognized as law, News Ghana reports. The RTI bill will operationalize the constitutional right to information held by public and some private entities with exceptions related to protecting the public interest. The passage marks the end of a long road for the RTI bill, which was first drafted in 1999, reviewed in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and was initially presented to Parliament in 2010... Read More