Post-Brexit data flows, regulation expected to align with EU

(Feb 14, 2020) ZDNet reports privacy pros see very little necessity for the U.K. to diverge from the EU data protection regime and build its own standards. DWF Partner and Head of Data Protection and Cybersecurity Stewart Room, CIPP/E, said there's no sign "we're going to see a bonfire" given the effectiveness of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and its enforcement in the U.K. Forrester Senior Analyst Enza Iannopollo, CIPP/E, added, "That would be crazy, not just from a regulatory perspective and the ... Read More

Google presents arguments in EU antitrust appeal

(Feb 14, 2020) Google presented arguments Feb. 14 in front of the EU General Court for its appeal of a 2.4 billion euro fine for antitrust violations, Politico reports. The fine was issued over allegations Google favored its search results over those of its rivals. Google argued the fine limited innovation and that the company had been held to a higher standard than others. “Can you both be a marketplace and have the data from all the vendors in this marketplace?” European Commission Executive Vice President M... Read More

Organizations fear privacy compliance unsustainable

(Feb 14, 2020) CIO Dive reports a study from systems management firm Tanium showed 67% of companies do not believe they can maintain privacy compliance over time. "People realize that they can be compliant one time — you can get ready for that audit and pass that audit. But the day after that audit is done, people go back to their day jobs," said Tanium Chief Information Security Officer for the Americas Chris Hallenbeck, adding compliance is challenging because "data is rarely stationary."Full Story... Read More

The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since Feb. 10, 2020

(Feb 14, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories for the week of Feb. 10.Full Story... Read More

The top-5 most-read stories for the week of Feb. 10, 2020

(Feb 14, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes, that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories of the week. Privacy Tracker: "CCPA proposed modified regs 2.0 issued in Calif.," by DLA Piper's Jim Halper... Read More

Political parties differ on future of privacy law

(Feb 14, 2020) iPolitics reports on different approaches the Conservative and Liberal parties have toward privacy legislation. While both parties agree privacy laws in Canada need to be updated, they differ on how it should be done. The Liberal party seeks to give more powers to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and for an office to oversee regulations on how tech companies use citizens’ data. Conservative Member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner said her party favors a framework to “enshrine... Read More

A 2020 outlook for Australian legislative action

(Feb 14, 2020) This year is expected to be one filled with privacy law activity across the globe. Australia promises to be one of the most active nations when it comes to legislative updates and advancement. Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988, a binding privacy code and the entry of the long-awaited Consumer Data Right are among the many happenings Australian privacy pros will be watching. Holding Redlich General Counsel Lyn Nicholson touches on those topics and other potential items on Australia's agenda in t... Read More

BfDI seeks public consultation on anonymization under GDPR

(Feb 13, 2020) Germany's Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, the BfDI, has published a paper on its interpretation of anonymized data under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The paper discusses the BfDI's take on anonymization requirements, processing, legal basis and more. The BfDI has set a 9 March deadline for public comments on the paper. Meanwhile, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has announced the release of its annual activ... Read More

2020 Australian legislative predictions and updates

(Feb 13, 2020) This year is set to be one of activity for Australian privacy law. The federal government has announced it is planning to make various amendments to Privacy Act 1988 and will release a binding privacy code. The long-awaited Consumer Data Right is expected to go into effect in the banking sector in July, and the mandatory credit comprehensive reporting scheme is before the Senate, after having been reintroduced to the House of Representatives in late 2019. A Data Availability and Transparency Bil... Read More

Sen. Gillibrand proposes bill to establish federal data protection agency

(Feb 13, 2020) In a piece for Medium, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced she proposed a bill that would establish a federal data protection agency. The agency would be tasked with enforcing data protection rules to ensure citizens have control over their own data, balance fair competition within the digital marketplace while maintaining innovation in tech, and “prepare the American government for the digital age.” Meanwhile, Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., proposed a bill that... Read More