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DPO Newsletter: Data Protection & Privacy News (issue #18)

DPO Newsletter: Global Data Protection & Privacy News

We’ve compiled the latest in Data Protection and Privacy news for your convenience below.

1) Newly Published Documentation

  • The UK Data Protection Authority (the ICO) has opened a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement and guidance, replacing SCCs. Read the draft here →
  • The UK’s ICO has also opened a public consultation on data protection and employment practices. The public consultation closes on October 21st. Read more about the consultation here →
  • The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) has published eight recommendations on the protection of children online. Learn about the recommendations here →
  • The Office of Data Protection (ODP) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market has published a suite of guidance documents on the Data Protection Regulations 2021. Access the documents here →

2) Notable Case Law

  • A company was fined by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority 100 000 DKK(€13,450). The company was found to have processed its employee’s data without a proper legal basis. Employees were for instance not informed of the installation of video surveillance cameras. Read the case summary here →

3) New and Upcoming Legislation

  • Australia – The Australian Government opened a consultation on the draft online safety rules 2021. The consultation closes on October 15, 2021.
  • China – The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) is likely to come into force this month, after the 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Read more about the draft PIPL here →

4) Strong Impact Tech

  • Mozilla has released Firefox 91, which according to their announcement, allows its users to delete all cookies and supercookies.
  • Google has announced new privacy features – for instance blocking ad targeting based on the age, gender, or interests of people under 18. The new features also include the possibility to ask for the deletion of pictures in Google Search.
  • Cloudflare has announced a new privacy-friendly online human verification product, the announcement states: “ZKP prevents us from discovering anything from you, other than the fact that you have a device that can generate an approved certificate that proves that you are human”.
  • Facebook has published a post about Privacy-Enhancing technologies.

Other Key information from the past weeks :

  • The Austrian Data Protection Authority has fined a loyalty program operator, Unser Ö-Bonus Club, for lack of transparency and the unlawful collection of personal data.
  • The revised Japanese draft Enforcement Regulation on the Protection of Personal Information was published and a request for public comments was made.

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