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October 8, 2021

Global Comprehensive Privacy Law Mapping Chart

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), October 1, 2021 Global Comprehensive Privacy Law Mapping Chart Comprehensive data protection laws exist across the globe. While each law is different, there are many commonalities in terms of the rights, obligations, and enforcement provisions. The Westin Research Center has created this chart mapping several comprehensive data protection…


October 1, 2021

Analyzing China’s PIPL and how it compares to the EU’s GDPR

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), August 24, 2021 Analyzing China’s PIPL and how it compares to the EU’s GDPR On Aug. 20, 2021, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress promulgated China’s Personal Information Protection Law, which will take effect Nov. 1, 2021. Serving as China’s first comprehensive law in the personal…


September 27, 2021

Privacy Reset: A guide to the important settings you should change now

Source: Washington Post, September 27, 2021 Privacy Reset: A guide to the important settings you should change now The Washington Post’s Help Desk is here to make it as easy as possible to take control of your own data and privacy. We’re starting with settings you can change right now on the biggest sites and services. Since…


September 27 Deadline Looming for EU Standard Contractual Clauses

Source: Alston & Bird Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy Blog September 27 Deadline Looming for EU Standard Contractual Clauses From that date (September 27th, 2021), controllers and processors can no longer enter into the European Commission’s ‘old’ SCCs; they can only use the modernized SCCs that were published last June. Contracts concluded before September 27th,…


September 17, 2021

The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet

Source: The New York Times, September 16, 2021 The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.


August 30, 2021

Privacy bills in the 117th Congress

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals, August 24, 2021 Privacy bills in the 117th Congress (T)his paper analyzes 30 privacy bills introduced in the current (117th) Congress. These bills cover a diverse range of issues: from consumer rights and protections to the use of emergency health data in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; from…


July 29, 2021

Wicker, Blackburn Introduce Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, July 28, 2021 Wicker, Blackburn Introduce Federal Data Privacy Legislation (Wicker and Blackburn) today introduced the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act. The legislation would provide Americans with more choice and control over their data and direct businesses…


June 7, 2021

States Fight Over How Our Data Is Tracked And Sold Online, As Congress Stalls

Source: National Public Radio (NPR), June 4, 2021 States Fight Over How Our Data Is Tracked And Sold Online, As Congress Stalls With Congress stalled on federal legislation to regulate how personal data is tracked and sold online, the fight over the future of data privacy has moved to state capitals.


May 24, 2021

Governor Inslee vetoes bipartisan COVID-19 health data privacy bill

Source: Washington State Wire, May 18, 2021 Governor Inslee vetoes bipartisan COVID-19 health data privacy bill On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a “first of its kind” bill that would have protected COVID-19 health data. This bill would have increased protections and privacy for COVID-19 health data collected by third parties that are not health…


April 26, 2021

The Washington Privacy Act goes 0 for 3

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), April 26, 2021 The Washington Privacy Act goes 0 for 3 For the third straight year, the Washington State Legislature missed an opportunity to pass a multi-rights general data privacy bill before it adjourned Sunday. The failure illustrates the difficulty of passing broad privacy legislation in an environment…



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