Global News Roundup — Oct. 28–Nov. 4, 2019

In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council is expected to propose yet another iteration of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation for the next meeting of the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society Nov. 7. GCA Advogados Partner Ana Carolina Cagnoni, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, looks at how children’s privacy is regulated in Brazil and the specific provisions within the country’s upcoming Data Protection Act that cover children’s data. Shweta Reddy. D, CIPP/US, writes about what organizations can do to prepare for India’s long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, and in the U.S., the “saleâ€� provision within the California Consumer Privacy Act is placed under the microscope.

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Governing looks at whether more U.S. states will adopt privacy laws in 2020.
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law that requires ride-hailing companies to store user data for 180 days and provide it to security authorities upon request.
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The government’s decision to collect citizens’ biometric data may violate Tasmania‘s privacy laws, according to a constitutional lawyer.
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ICYMI

In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, chats with Brussels-based Politico journalist Laura Kayali on the ePrivacy Regulation, covering the Max Schrems hearing and emerging trends in facial recognition in the European Union.
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In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, GCA Advogados Partner Ana Carolina Cagnoni, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, looks at how children’s privacy is regulated in Brazil and the specific provisions within the country’s upcoming Data Protection Act that cover children’s data.
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In this piece for Privacy Tracker, Shweta Reddy. D, CIPP/US, writes about what organizations can do to prepare for India‘s long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 and how they can take lessons from the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, Ughi e Nunziante Studio Legale Partner Massimiliano Pappalardo, CIPP/E, looks at similar cases to one sitting with the European Data Protection Board. The Italian data protection authority, the Garante, referred a case to the EDPB on data subject requests and apps facilitating data portability.
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The Finnish Presidency of the EU Council is expected to propose yet another iteration of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation for the next meeting of the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society Nov. 7. Jennifer Baker has the details in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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To help businesses operationalize the requirements found within the California Consumer Privacy Act, this white paper by IAPP Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, lays out five action items privacy professionals can tackle, as well as the considerations that underpin each step.
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In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, Covington & Burling’s Alexandra Scott, Elizabeth Canter and Lindsey Tonsager look at the “sale” provision within the California Consumer Privacy Act, how California case law may provide an insight into the definition of data “sales,” and what businesses have done to prepare for the provision.
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ASIA-PACIFIC

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s deadline to report on the Australian government’s encryption legislation has been pushed back nearly six months to September 2020.
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The Japanese Fair Trade Commission is exploring cookie regulation and aiming to have guidelines completed by the end of the year.
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In his keynote address at the IAPP ANZ Summit in Sydney, Australia, New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards discussed the dominant position of big tech and a need for a harmonized approach among all the country’s regulators to combat and rein in that power.
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CANADA

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada looks back at the first year of mandatory data breach reporting under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
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Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton is urging the government to clarify its laws around police background and vulnerable sector checks, citing “inconsistencies� that have led to “breaches� of the province’s privacy act.
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Nunavut Information and Privacy Commissioner Elaine Keenan Bengts said privacy breaches are being committed by government bodies “every day� but are not being properly reported, and the territory’s privacy act is obsolete.
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EUROPE

French data protection authority, the CNIL, announced it has ordered high schools in Nice and Marseille to end their facial-recognition programs.
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The German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community has published a draft code of conduct for pseudonymization that’s compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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Dutch Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker wrote a letter to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands to address the Dutch review of the GDPR and potential changes to the country’s GDPR Implementation Act.
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The European Commission has filed a report featuring mixed reviews regarding how big tech companies are approaching content moderation and complying with a voluntary “code of conduct.”
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The European Data Protection Supervisor announced several resolutions were adopted at the 41st annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.
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US

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has bipartisan backing on a proposed bill that would force search engine operators to clearly state that they employ algorithms based on data not expressly provided by users.
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U.K. government officials have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission not to weaken children’s privacy laws.
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center has announced it is part of a 20-group coalition that penned a letter to the U.S. Congress regarding their objection to the recent U.S.-U.K. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act deal.
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