Latin Lawyer
Brazil's LGPD effective date to be deferred until 2021

Brazil’s LGPD effective date to be deferred until 2021

Brazil’s federal senate has passed an emergency coronavirus bill that includes a provision to delay the country’s data protection law until January 2021. The data protection law, known as the LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados), was initially set to come into force in August 2020. Some ...
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Infosecurity Magazine
Hong Kong eyes GDPR-style privacy law

Hong Kong eyes GDPR-style privacy law

Hong Kong is set to follow the lead of European regulators in applying tougher penalties for data protection infractions, following a serious breach at airline Cathay Pacific in 2018. Proposed amendments to the regional government’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, which cited the GDPR, would see fines levied as ...
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The Verge
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Six months until serious enforcement of California’s CCPA (but not a grace period)

The California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect January 1st, and it doesn’t look like anyone, even the state of California itself, is totally ready. Draft regulations for enforcing the law are still being finalized at the state level, and questions about specific aspects of the most sweeping ...
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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
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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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The Star
Kenya passes new data protection law, with 3 million shilling fines for breaches
/ Kenya, Legislative developments

Kenya passes new data protection law, with 3 million shilling fines for breaches

Signed on Friday, the law provides for the legal framework for the protection of a person’s privacy in instances where personal information is collected, stored, used or processed by another person. The Bill follows the path taken by the European Union in enacting the General Data Protection Regulation ...
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