Global News Roundup — July 29–August 2, 2019

In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, learn about what qualifies as a “service provider� under the California Consumer Privacy Act. Assaf Harel, CIPP/E, looks at five takeaways from the Israeli Privacy Protection Regulations. U.S. Senators have introduced bills to limit the techniques that keep social media users addicted to the platforms and one that would limit the use of voter data by political campaigns. The Court of Justice of the European Union determined third-party websites under EU privacy rules are jointly responsible for collecting and transmitting personal data to Facebook when users click on a Facebook “Like� button embedded on a third-party site.

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The Supreme Court of India ruled citizens’ rights to privacy are not violated when they are required to hand over voice recordings for law enforcement investigations.
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India‘s National Congress party alleges the Telangana government’s data collection practices violate privacy laws.
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Poland‘s parliament announced it will disregard a ruling made by the Supreme Administrative Court that called upon it to release the names of those who backed candidates for a new judiciary panel.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the use of a warrant to search the home of a suspect in a child pornography case.
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Gov. John Carney, D-Del, signed the Delaware Insurance Data Security Act into law.
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A Georgia judge ruled Muscogee County School District must release a video of a classroom confrontation that left a student seriously injured.
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Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., vetoed a bill that would allow unions to charge nonmembers fees for representing them in labor disputes over privacy concerns.
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ICYMI

Assaf Harel, CIPP/E, looks at five takeaways from Israel‘s Privacy Protection Regulations in this piece for Privacy Tracker.
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Baker McKenzie Partners Brian Hengesbaugh, CIPP/US, and Amy de La Lama, CIPP/US, explore the California Consumer Privacy Act to determine what qualifies as a “service provider” under the law and how a service provider exception plays out in practice.
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In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Future of Privacy Forum Senior Privacy Counsel Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna discusses the latest on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation and the Schrems II case.
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ASIA-PACIFIC

Australia‘s opposition party has been told the Labor government has committed to adding a right-to-delete provision into the Consumer Data Right.
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Telstra, Australia‘s largest telecommunications company, has called into question the effectiveness of the country’s metadata restrictions.
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An Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report recommends the country create an office to examine how tech companies, such as Facebook and Google, use algorithms to send targeted ads.
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Draft proposals to China’s existing Cybersecurity Law could have an impact on businesses in the U.S.
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One year after a draft of India’s Personal Data Protection Bill was sent to Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, it has yet to be tabled in Parliament.
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India plans to seek adequacy status with the European Union.
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EUROPE

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the European Union has drawn up new ePrivacy Regulation proposals and sent them to fellow EU nations.
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Greece‘s Data Protection Authority fined PricewaterhouseCoopers 150,000 euros for alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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Italy‘s data protection authority, the Garante, is seeking guidance from the European Data Protection Board on whether an Italian company can serve as an intermediary between owners and interested parties requesting personal information held by businesses and then merging the information into its own database for “enrichment” purposes.
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A pair of British judges ruled the U.K. Investigatory Powers Act 2016 does not violate European Union law.
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The Court of Justice of the European Union determined third-party websites under EU privacy rules are jointly responsible for collecting and transmitting personal data to Facebook when users click on a Facebook “Like� button embedded on a third-party site.
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American Civil Liberties Union National Security Project Staff Attorney Ashley Gorski writes about key areas of focus for the Court of Justice of the European Union in the “Schrems II” case.
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LATIN AMERICA

The Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce fined Comcel SA, Avantel and Directv 864 million pesos for violating the country’s data protection laws.
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MIDDLE EAST

Bahrain’s Personal Data Protection Law has gone into effect.
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US

The Arizona Court of Appeals has decided citizens have a constitutional right to online privacy when police try to identify a person without a warrant.
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A class-action complaint has been filed in a U.S. District Court in California alleging that Google violated state laws regarding consent and voice recordings.
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A pair of efforts are underway within the U.S. Senate to draw up a federal privacy law.
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U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has proposed a bill that would limit the techniques that keep social media users addicted to the platform.
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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill that would limit the use of voter data by political campaigns and is the first bill that “directly [responds] to Cambridge Analytica.”
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