Global News Roundup: Oct. 5–Oct. 13, 2020

In this week’s global legislative roundup, the California Department of Justice published a notice unveiling a third set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act regulations. Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien called for the federal government to revamp the country’s privacy laws with the release of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s “2019–2020 Annual Report,” and the Philippines’ National Privacy Commission and Presidential Communications Operations Office will team up to ensure the proper enforcement of the country’s Data Privacy Act.

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The Cambodia Daily reports on the privacy concerns surrounding the country’s draft cybercrime law.
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ICYMI

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien called for the federal government to revamp the country’s privacy laws with the release of the Office of Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s “2019–2020 Annual Report.” IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, has the details on the plea Therrien made during a news conference on the report’s publication.
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ENFORCEMENT

Colombia’s data protection authority, the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, ordered TikTok to implement measures that comply with data protection standards.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced the eighth settlement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Right of Access Initiative after a health care organization agreed to pay $160,000 for failing to deliver a child’s medical records to his mother in a timely manner.
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The U.S. Office for Civil Right also announced the ninth settlement under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. NY Spine Medicine agreed to pay $100,000 to settle alleged violations of HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right to access.
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The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency fined Morgan Stanley $60 million in relation to a 2016 data breach, American Banker reports.
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Tennessee-based Community Health Systems and a subsidiary agreed to a $5 million settlement in a 28-state investigation of a 2014 data breach, Reuters reports.
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AFRICA

A coalition of African nations developed a framework to harmonize data protection laws across the continent, the Guardian reports.
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ASIA-PACIFIC

The Philippines‘ National Privacy Commission and Presidential Communications Operations Office will team up to ensure the proper enforcement of the country’s Data Privacy Act and the executive order on Freedom of Information requests regarding government agencies, Philippine News Agency reports.
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Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information and the Personal Data Protection Commission published a closing note to the public consultation on the draft Personal Data Protection Act amendments.
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CANADA

In a submission before the Ontario government on private sector privacy, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association said levels of government must coordinate privacy regulations, Advisor’s Edge reports.
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EUROPE

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled EU member states must limit surveillance activities of phone and internet data. IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball reported on reaction to the decision for The Privacy Advisor.
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The European Data Protection Board adopted guidelines during its 39th plenary session on relevant and reasoned objection that will help streamline procedures related to Article 65 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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Spain’s data protection authority, the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, published the “Default Data Protection Guide,” reviewing the practical application of data protection by default in data processing.
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Sweden‘s data protection authority, Datainspektionen, published guidance on the processing of employees’ personal data by private or public entities.
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LATIN AMERICA

Chile’s Council for Transparency is advocating for a regulatory framework and transparency regarding automated decisions that use artificial intelligence.
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US

Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court opted to forego hearing a case regarding the warrantless search of electronic devices by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
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The California Department of Justice published a notice unveiling a third set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act regulations.
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Also in California, the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco ruled recording a phone conversation requires consent from all participants, even if only one side is being recorded, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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