The Globe and Mail
Canadian regulators bemoan inability to apply GDPR-style fines

Canadian regulators bemoan inability to apply GDPR-style fines

A small B.C. [British Colombia, Canada] company involved in a scandal that saw the personal information of millions of voters illicitly collected for the purpose of shaping political events around the world will not face financial penalties in Canada for its misuse of data. A joint investigation by ...
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Insurance Business America
California privacy law to have big impact on business insurance

California privacy law to have big impact on business insurance

The evolving privacy regulation environment is likely to have reverberations for the cyber insurance space, especially as one of the strictest privacy laws in the United States is just around the corner. One cyber expert [Michael Palotay, Tokio Marine HCC] says the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will ...
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Fortune
Irish DPA's decision on fines for WhatsApp delayed by company lawyers
/ Ireland, Privacy commentary

Irish DPA’s decision on fines for WhatsApp delayed by company lawyers

Those waiting for Europe’s tough privacy laws to seriously bite Big Tech will have to keep waiting a while longer. Ireland’s privacy watchdog was due to say next month whether WhatsApp had broken the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by not giving people enough clear information about how it uses ...
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The Times of India
India's Parliament to consider Data Protection Bill
/ India, Legislative developments

India’s Parliament to consider Data Protection Bill

The Indian government is all set to table Personal Data Protection Bill - which proposes to put restriction on use of personal data without explicit consent of citizen - in the current session of Parliament. As per the proposal, hefty penalties on entities found violating privacy of users ...
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Naked security
Microsoft building with signage

Microsoft to apply tough new California privacy law across the United States

You know California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the tough new privacy law? The sweeping, GDPR-esque legislation set to go into effect on the first day of the new year that’s set off palpitations within the breasts of tech companies and lawmakers, what with its specter of fines and compliance costs? Microsoft’s ...
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
German government building
/ Fines guidance

German privacy authorities agree on fine guidelines, increasing possible exposure for companies

In October 2019, the German Conference of Federal and State Data Protection Authorities (DSK) published its long-awaited guidelines for the determination of fines in privacy violation proceedings against companies. The Fining Concept applies to the imposition of fines by German Data Protection Authorities within the scope of the ...
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The New York Times
Consumers should live in a world where they are paid for their data, says Professor Dawn Song

Consumers should live in a world where they are paid for their data, says Professor Dawn Song

Data is valuable — something that companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon realized far earlier than most consumers did. But computer scientists have been working on alternative models, even as the public has grown weary of having their data used and abused. Dawn Song, a professor at the ...
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ZDNet
Edward Snowden underwhelmed by GDPR, says more fines are needed
/ GDPR, Privacy commentary

Edward Snowden underwhelmed by GDPR, says more fines are needed

"This is a good piece of legislation in terms of the effort they are trying to do. Is GDPR the correct solution? I think no and I think the mistake it makes is actually in the name; the General Data Protection Regulation misplaces the problem," Snowden told the ...
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