Global News Roundup — Nov. 25–29, 2019

In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council of the European Union rejected the draft of the ePrivacy Regulation. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia found a data analytics firm violated federal and provincial privacy laws. A number of fines were handed down in the European Union and the U.S. And in the U.S., a new federal privacy bill was introduced.

ICYMI

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia announced data analytics firm AggregateIQ violated federal and provincial privacy laws through its use of data. IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, has the details for The Privacy Advisor.
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The Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council of the European Union rejected the latest draft of the ePrivacy Regulation. IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Baker has details for The Privacy Advisor.
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U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, a new federal privacy bill likely to spur debate and reenergize data protection discussions in Washington. IAPP Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, offers her analysis of the new bill for Privacy Tracker.
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ENFORCEMENT

France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, has fined Futura Internationale 500,000 euros for alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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The Spanish data protection authority, the AEPD, fined Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española 60,000 euros for alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. (Original article is in Spanish.)
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The U.S. Office of Civil Rights announced the Department of Health and Human Services agreed to a settlement of $2.175 million with Sentara Hospitals for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Breach Notification and Privacy Rules.
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EUROPE

Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, issued a pair of rulings on right-to-be-forgotten cases.
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