Global News Roundup — Oct. 21–25, 2019

In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the European Data Protection Supervisor offered an update into the investigation of EU institutions’ use of Microsoft products. Indonesia updated its Implementation of Electronic Transaction Systems. In the U.S., hearings were held on the viability of “data ownership” and the role of data privacy in competition, and U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., proposed a bill to give social media users stronger data portability rights.

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Indonesia revised its Implementation of Electronic Transaction Systems with a new Government Regulation No. 71 of 2019 and clarifies that all individuals and businesses are Electronic System Operators. (Article is in Indonesian.)
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ICYMI

IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, has details from the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on the viability of a “data ownership� framework in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, breaks down the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary hearing on the role of data privacy in competition in this article for The Privacy Advisor.
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AFRICA

A study conducted by Comparitech names South Africa as one of the best countries in terms of protecting citizens’ privacy; however, professionals believe there is room for improvement.
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APAC

In India, the Bombay High Court overruled orders from India’s Ministry of Home Affairs to intercept phone calls from a businessman being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
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EUROPE

The European Data Protection Supervisor announced several resolutions were adopted at the 41st annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Tirana, Albania.
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The European Data Protection Supervisor offered an update into the investigation of EU institutions’ use of Microsoft products and whether it complies with the General Data Protection Regulation.
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In Ireland, the Irish Data Protection Commission has released guidance on data breach notification requirements under the GDPR.
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US

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Court of Appeals decision on the search and collection of private vehicle data.
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U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., plan to propose a bill to give social media users stronger data portability rights.
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Comcast is attempting to dissuade U.S. lawmakers from drafting legislation that would mandate encryption for web traffic.
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