Roundup: Egypt, Spain, Vietnam, US and more

(Oct 15, 2018) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about the Egyptian Parliament's newly proposed data protection law, Spain's soon-to-be-published law addressing digital legacies, and data protection implications of the newly formed trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Vietnam has said it plans to move forward with enforcement of its new law, despite objections from industry. Also, learn about the new members of the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversigh... 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

Bahrain publishes data protection law

(Sep 19, 2018) Bloomberg Law reports on the Gulf’s newest nationwide data protection law, the Bahrain Personal Data Protection Law No. 30 of 2018. Published July 19, additional guidance and decisions are expected to be introduced in February 2019, ahead of its August 2019 implementation schedule. When compared to similar regional laws, the report points to three novelties in Bahrain’s data protection law, including its extraterritorial effect, the creation of the data protection supervisor role, and the imposi... Read More

Global News Roundup — September 4–10, 2018

(Sep 10, 2018) In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about Morocco's new privacy regulations set to take force Sept. 13 and the requirements of the Kingdom of Bahrain's new national data protection law. In Russia, Federation Council members introduced a bill that would enhance the security of how fiscal data is handled. In the U.S., the House passed tech and cyber bills last week, including the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act, and the House Financial Services Committee introduced new data ... Read More

Roundup: Kenya, Israel, India, US and more

(Aug 20, 2018) In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about a recent proposal in Australia that would require encrypted data to be shared with law enforcement if deemed relevant to an investigation. India’s government seeks comments on its draft data protection bill. In Kenya, the ICT Ministry has drafted a law that would create safeguards for how personal data is handled. In Israel, a new enforcement system designed to examine the implementation of the country’s privacy laws was announced. A... Read More

Global News Roundup — August 13–20, 2018

(Aug 17, 2018) In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about a recent proposal in Australia that would require encrypted data to be shared with law enforcement if deemed relevant to an investigation. India’s government seeks comments on its draft data protection bill. In Kenya, the ICT Ministry has drafted a law that would create safeguards for how personal data is handled. In Israel, a new enforcement system designed to examine the implementation of the country’s privacy laws was announced. A... Read More

Israeli authority examining implementation of privacy law

(Aug 14, 2018) The Israeli Ministry of Justice’s Protection of Privacy Authority announced it is implementing a new enforcement system designed to examine the implementation of the country’s privacy laws, Haaretz reports. The agency will be interviewing 150 different entities over the course of the year. Head of the Privacy Authority Alon Bachar said in a statement the system aims to help organizations that manage large amounts of sensitive data, including customer clubs, health care organizations, and institu... Read More

International DPAs' conference to address intersection of ethics and data protection

(Aug 9, 2018) Though it's been an annual event for the last 40 years, this meeting of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners arrives at a pivotal time in data protection and privacy around the world; not only because the General Data Protection Regulation has transformed the privacy and data protection landscape in the EU and beyond but also given the proliferation of similar laws and appointment of data protection authorities and officers worldwide.  The conference, hosted... Read More

Roundup: Philippines, Nigeria, Australia, US and more

(Aug 6, 2018) In this week's Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about the Philippine’s new national identification system that is expected to be signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte. In Nigeria, the country’s first Patients’ Bill of Rights was introduced to protect citizens and help address health care challenges. In Australia, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that legislation backing My Health Record will be brought in line with the Australian Digital Health Agency in an effort to help stre... Read More

Global News Roundup — July 30 – August 6, 2018

(Aug 6, 2018) In this week's Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about the Philippine’s new national identification system that is expected to be signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte. In Nigeria, the country’s first Patients’ Bill of Rights was introduced to protect citizens and help address health care challenges. In Australia, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that legislation backing My Health Record will be brought in line with the Australian Digital Health Agency in an effort to help stre... Read More