Reflecting on the US Senate privacy law hearing and SAFE DATA Act

(Sep 25, 2020) There has been no shortage of hearings on potential federal privacy legislation in the U.S. This week was no exception, as the U.S. Senate Committee on Comme... Read More

ICO's Denham reiterates agency's commitment to helping during COVID-19

(Sep 25, 2020) U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham penned an open letter reiterating her agency's commitment to helping organizations navigate the COVID-19 pande... Read More

Swiss Parliament passes revisions to Federal Act on Data Protection

(Sep 25, 2020) Switzerland's Parliament voted to adopt the revisions to the country's Federal Act on Data Protection. The revisions passed by a 141–54 vote and will moderni... Read More

South Korean DPA issues anonymization, pseudonymization guidance

(Sep 24, 2020) South Korea's Personal Information Privacy Committee published its guidelines for the anonymization and pseudonymization of personal data. The guidance expla... Read More

LfDI releases guide to State Freedom of Information Act

(Sep 24, 2020) In Germany, Baden-Württemberg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Stefan Brink and State Councilor Gisela Erler presented a practical... Read More

NPC issues guidelines for Filipino online learning

(Sep 24, 2020) The Philippines' National Privacy Commission published guidance for online learning, addressing student privacy and the prevention of school data breaches. I... Read More

US Senate hearing on federal privacy law touches on COVID-19, familiar roadblocks

(Sep 24, 2020) The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the need for a federal privacy law, but unlike a hearin... Read More

ICO issues 60K GBP fine over nuisance texts touting COVID-19-effective products

(Sep 24, 2020) The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office announced it fined Digital Growth Experts Limited 60,000 GBP for sending more than 16,000 nuisance text messages t... Read More

Colombian DPA fines bank 269M pesos

(Sep 24, 2020) Colombia's data protection authority, the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, announced Banco Popular was fined 269,046,492 pesos for violating the rig... Read More

HHS issues $2.3M HIPAA fine over breach

(Sep 24, 2020) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights announced a $2.3 million fine against management company CHSPSC for violations stem... Read More