Global News Roundup: March 22–29, 2021

In this week’s global legislative roundup, learn about the proposed privacy laws coming out of Florida, West Virginia and Nevada. Also in the U.S., Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, led a group of 17 senators in reintroducing a federal privacy law. Negotiations on an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework are intensifying, and Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien said the proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act does not give citizens increased control over their data.

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Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien said the proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act does not give citizens increased control over their data, IT World Canada reports.
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ICYMI

California government officials appointed the inaugural board members for the California Privacy Protection Agency. For The Privacy Advisor, IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball explored whether the appointments themselves provide any hints about what the board’s top priorities might be.
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House lawmakers in Washington state advanced an amended version of the Washington Privacy Act that adds a private right of action, limited to injunctive relief, for consumers alleging a violation of the bill’s consumer data rights. IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant has the details for The Privacy Advisor.
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ENFORCEMENT

China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission fined China CITIC Bank 4.5 million yuan for data violations.
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Italy’s Competition and Market Authority fined Telepass and Telepass Broker 2 million euros for sharing users’ information with insurance companies and intermediaries without properly informing them of data collection and use practices.
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ASIA-PACIFIC

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner recommends including additional privacy protections for individuals within the Data Availability and Transparency Bill, which will allow sharing of data held by the government, ZDNet reports.
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The South China Morning Post reports the Chinese government published new standards for the collection of personal data, specifically defining “necessary” data collection.
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Japan‘s Personal Information Protection Commission announced amendments to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information will take force April 1, 2022.
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CANADA

Following the Department of Justice’s consultation on modernizing the Privacy Act, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada submitted recommendations in response.
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EUROPE

Negotiations on an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework are intensifying, EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said in a statement.
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The Centre for Information Policy Leadership released its recommendations for the adoption of a risk-based approach to an EU regulation on artificial intelligence.
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Russia’s data protection authority, Roskomnadzor, proposes expanding data protection laws to restrict cross-border data transfers, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.
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US

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, led a group of 17 senators in reintroducing a federal privacy law.
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Reuters reports a planned executive order from the Biden administration will require software vendors to notify U.S. government customers when they experience a breach.
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U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., reintroduced the Cyber Shield Act, which they said would help secure internet-connected devices.
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A pair of privacy law proposals in Florida, House Bill 969 and Senate Bill 1734, earned favorable approval from House of Representatives and Senate committees.
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Advertising groups have come out in opposition of the two bills making their way through the Florida Legislature, MediaPost reports.
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Nevada lawmakers have proposed bills that would amend the state’s opt-out law, according to Husch Blackwell’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Resource “Byte Back.”
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West Virginia lawmakers introduced HB 3159, a bill relating to consumer data privacy, which was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
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