Global News Roundup — Nov. 4–Nov. 11, 2019

In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, IAPP Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, analyzes this year’s review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement and its potential to impact the Schrems II case. IAPP Legal Extern Mitchell Mantley breaks down a settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and “stalking appâ€� developer Retina-X Studios. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced a joint resolution with privacy commissioners across the country on potential actions to modernize federal privacy legislation, and U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., proposed a bill that would create a federal agency with the enforcement power to penalize companies for privacy rights violations.

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In this op-ed for the Hindustan Times, Gautam Bhatia writes about why it is time for India to reform its surveillance laws.
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Advocates have criticized the Interactive Advertising Bureau for its interpretation of the California Consumer Privacy Act.
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ICYMI

In this piece for the IAPP Westin Research Center, IAPP Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, who formerly served as Privacy Shield director for the U.S. International Trade Administration, analyzes this year’s review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement and its potential to impact the Schrems II case.
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In a rare Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule enforcement action, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with “stalking app� developer Retina-X Studios, LLC and its owner, James Johns. IAPP Legal Extern Mitchell Mantey breaks down the FTC allegations and consent decree in this piece for Privacy Tracker.
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IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball asked former U.S. government officials and privacy professionals about the prospects of a federal privacy law in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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At a U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing, lawmakers asked members of the intelligence community, academics and the chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board whether it should reauthorize provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, was at the hearing and has the highlights.
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AFRICA

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta signed off on a data privacy law he said complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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CANADA

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has announced a joint resolution with information and privacy commissioners across the country on potential actions to modernize federal information and privacy legislation.
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EUROPE

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 EU General Data Protection Regulation and potential changes to the country’s GDPR Implementation Act.
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The Spanish data protection authority, the AEPD, released a new guide on the use of cookies.
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The Swedish data protection authority, Datainspektionen, has offered recommendations to seven law enforcement agencies related to complying with the Crime Data Act.
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Ahead of meetings with the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society, the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union has released a new version of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation.
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Acting European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski released an opinion on law enforcement’s ability to access information for investigations.
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In a video conference keynote address at the annual Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, whistleblower Edward Snowden called the EU General Data Protection Regulation a “paper tiger� and said international data privacy laws don’t go far enough.
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European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová said EU lawmakers are considering new rules for political ads shown on big tech platforms.
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US

U.S. Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim warned tech companies that collecting large amounts of data may raise competition concerns with regulators.
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U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., proposed a bill that would create a federal agency with the enforcement power to penalize companies for privacy rights violations.
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Creators of children’s YouTube channels are circulating an online petition and asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to change its plan to regulate kids’ videos on the site.
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