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BRAZILIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY PUBLISHES REGULATORY STRATEGY FOR 2021 – 2023

The ANPD’s regulatory strategy for 2021-2023 sets forth the agency’s vision for becoming a reference, nationally and internationally, with respect to data protection. It also establishes the ANPD’s three main objectives in its initial years as a data protection regulator, which are linked to concrete actions, timelines, and key performance indicators. What are those three […]


USA DATA PRIVACY COMPARATIVE GUIDE

In the US, there is no comprehensive federal law that governs data privacy in United States. Rather, US privacy law is a complex patchwork of national and state laws and regulations that address particular issues or sectors and some more general state laws that govern the collection, storage, safeguarding, disposal, and use of personal data […]


PRIVACY COMMISSIONER REPORT – GUIDANCE FOR MANAGING INSIDER THREATS

Employees and other insiders are a significant risk to the security of personal information and other data. A substantial portion of cybersecurity incidents is caused or facilitated by an organization’s insiders, whether acting inadvertently or intentionally. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently issued a report that provides guidance for managing insider threats. Read more


PUBLIC INPUT REGARDING EXEMPTIONS FROM THE POLICE RECORD CHECKS REFORM ACT, 2015 REQUESTED

The Ontario government has published a consultation paper seeking stakeholder input regarding possible changes to the exemptions from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (Act). Because the information disclosed as a result of police record checks is often used to assist in determining suitability for employment, employers may wish to offer their input regarding […]


PERSONAL DATA HANDLING AND PROCESSING IN CANADA

In Canada, does the law require that the holding of PII is legitimized on specific grounds, for example, to meet the owner’s legal obligations or if the individual has provided consent? In general, Canadian privacy legislation requires organizations to obtain meaningful consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of PII. What are the seven principles […]


PIPA: AN UPDATE WHILE YOU WAIT

When fully operative, Bermuda’s Personal Information Protection Act 2016 (PIPA) will represent a significant change in informational privacy law in Bermuda. While it envisages a comparatively “light regulatory environment” for informational privacy, the act will require several changes for many organizations. What are those changes? Read more


BREXIT: THE STATE OF PLAY ON THE CONSEQUENCES FOR DATA PROTECTION

The United Kingdom has left the European Union. What are the consequences in terms of data protection? The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union provides that the UK will continue to apply the European General Data Protection Regulation until June 30, 2021. Any communication of personal data to the […]


UK: DATA PRIVACY COMPARATIVE GUIDE

In the UK, the main pieces of legislation that govern data privacy are the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing data privacy legislation. ICO’s purpose is to uphold information rights in the public interest and promote openness by […]


GOVERNMENT SETS OUT NEW PLANS TO HELP BUILD TRUST IN USE OF DIGITAL IDENTITIES

The UK government has published draft rules for governing the future use of digital identities. The goal of the rules is to make people’s lives easier and boost the country’s digital economy. The new “trust framework” includes the principles, policies, procedures, and standards governing the use of digital identity to allow for the sharing of […]


VERIFICATION OF INFORMATION; A NEW PRINCIPLE DECISION FROM THE TURKISH PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BOARD

The Turkish Personal Data Protection Board has published a new principle decision on the verification of information. The Board indicates that if there is a mistake in the contact information provided by data subjects, documents containing personal data may be mistakenly sent to third parties. Therefore, the Board emphasizes keeping personal data up-to-date and accurate […]




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