Roundup: Chile, Colombia, India, Spain, UK, US and more

(Jul 15, 2019) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about the IAPP’s coverage of the "Schrems II" case heard in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and learn about the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office’s intention to fine British Airways and Marriott International for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Colombia’s data protection authority ordered Uber to improve its security measures after the ride-hailing company’s 2016 data breach, and in... Read More

Global News Roundup — July 8–15, 2019

(Jul 15, 2019) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about the IAPP’s coverage of the "Schrems II" case heard in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and learn about the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office’s intention to fine British Airways and Marriott International for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Colombia’s data protection authority ordered Uber to improve its security measures after the ride-hailing company’s 2016 data breach, and in... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, July 12, 2019

(Jul 12, 2019) We have just shy of 200 members in Quebec, and just over 50 of them are certified. We now have a viable KnowledgeNet Chapter in Montreal, and we’ve started to look into holding privacy certification training classes there. Realizing that a major hurdle has always been the ability to provide materials in French, the IAPP is moving along that path now — not to mention in German, Dutch, Spanish, etcetera … Being a global organization, translating materials — and doing it well — is a big challenge. ... Read More

AI, machine learning have impacted pre-fill data in Canada

(Jul 12, 2019) Canadian Underwriter reports on the effect artificial intelligence and machine learning have had on pre-fill data in the country. Opta Information Intelligence has used its property insurance valuation service over the past 10 years to pre-fill approximately 90% of Canadian business quotes. Opta President Greg McCutcheon said AI and machine learning have helped to make the pre-filled information much more accurate. “We’ve been able to train computers to recognize the type of construction and fea... Read More

OPC launches investigation into Desjardins breach

(Jul 12, 2019) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Québec Access to Information Commission announced they have launched an investigation into the Desjardins Group data breach. The OPC will look to determine whether the financial institution had complied with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and Québec’s Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector. In response to a call from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the House of Commons w... Read More

Privacy concerns arise over British Columbia community's security camera program

(Jul 12, 2019) A city security camera program on Vancouver Island has caught the attention of privacy advocates, Global News reports. The city of Parksville is offering residents and businesses a $100 rebate to install cameras on their property. The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association said both public education and consultation are needed considering the program makes it easy for widespread, unregulated camera use. “It opens it up to make it easy for everyone to just put cameras in their backya... Read More

BCLC facial-recognition tests producing high number of false positives

(Jul 12, 2019) Documents obtained by CTV News found a facial-recognition system the British Columbia Lottery Corporation plans to use to keep troublesome patrons out of casinos has produced a high rate of false positives. Of the 3,647 alerts to come out of the system, 3,255 were rejected. The system was able to accept 387 results; however, only 26 were confirmed by staff members, according to the documents. "These systems are complicated. It was overpromised in the first place. Surveillance is something that i... Read More

OPC asked to investigate vehicle data collection

(Jul 12, 2019) The Freedom of Information and Privacy Association has asked the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to investigate the data collection practices of vehicles within the country, the Vancouver Sun reports. In addition to the complaint, the group also sent the OPC a new version of its 2015 “The Connected Car” report. The study examined the privacy practices of 36 vehicle manufacturers to see what data they collected and how it was used. “Some things are better than they were,” said Vincen... Read More

Newport Thomson

(Jul 10, 2019) Can you conduct business anywhere in the world? Today, global laws and regulations are part of doing business in this data-oriented digital economy. The more we use data in marketing and sales, the more privacy issues arise. Government regulation is inevitable, and businesses cannot afford to ignore them. Yet, your organization cannot create policies and procedures for every law out there! How do you develop global data and privacy policies and procedures that respect your customer while meetin... Read More

Roundup: China, Germany, Japan, Turkey, UK, US and more

(Jul 8, 2019) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn about discussion that surrounds the Cyberspace Administration of China's Draft Administrative Measures on Evaluating the Security of Transmitting Personal Information Overseas. MarşanErezTuran Founding Partner Serhat Turan, CIPP/E, explores some of the underlying reasons the EU may be unaware of Turkey's data protection law. Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish laid out initiatives to bolster privacy protectio... Read More