Global News Roundup: April 26–May 3, 2021

In this week’s global legislative roundup, the National People’s Congress of China announced the second draft of the Personal Information Protection Law is open for public consultation. The European Commission is accepting feedback on its proposal for regulating artificial intelligence. IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball has the details on the collapse of Florida’s comprehensive privacy legislation. Also in the U.S., Nevada passed a bill that would broaden the right to opt out of data sales, and two new pieces of federal privacy legislation were introduced.

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In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball has the details on the sudden collapse of Florida’s comprehensive privacy legislation. 
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ENFORCEMENT

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is accepting feedback on its Draft Regulatory Strategy for 2021–26 until June 30.
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Utah-based Vivint Smart Homes agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by misusing credit reports to approve financing for unqualified customers.
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European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski published the result of an audit on the way European institutions, bodies and agencies notify individuals of how their personal data is processed when registering for newsletters and subscriptions.
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The Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, fined the Enschede municipality 600,000 euros for Wi-Fi tracking in the city center. AP Vice President Monique Verdier said, “It is not the intention that anyone can follow which shop, doctor, church or mosque we visit. That is private and it must remain private.�
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Norway’s data protection authority, Datatilsynet, published its annual report for 2020. The report covers the DPA’s focuses on COVID-19-related privacy matters, its regulatory sandbox on artificial intelligence and efforts to improve children’s privacy.
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ASIA-PACIFIC

The National People’s Congress of China announced the second draft of the Personal Information Protection Law is open for public consultation. The new draft comes after a recent review by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China.
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EU

A leaked document shows EU lawmakers may soon come to an agreement on a temporary derogation from the ePrivacy Directive to combat online child sexual abuse, Euractiv reports.
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The European Commission is accepting feedback on its proposal for regulating artificial intelligence. The commission will accept feedback for an eight-week period ending June 22.
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Portugal’s National Data Protection Commission ordered Statistics Portugal to stop sending census data to the U.S.
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US

According to Husch Blackwell’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Resource “Byte Back,” the Nevada Senate passed Senate Bill 260, which aims to broaden the right to opt-out of data sales.
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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., reintroduced the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act.
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U.S. Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced the Stay Aware for Everyone Act.
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Oregon’s House of Representatives passed a bill to protect COVID-19-related personal health data, KTVZ reports.
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GUIDANCE

The Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegeven, published the Works Council privacy booklet, which aims to tackle the latest employee privacy challenges facing the Dutch workforce.
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U.K. Deputy Information Commissioner Steve Wood outlined the ICO’s opinion on how data protection can be applied to the U.K.’s proposed digital identity framework.
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U.S. Federal Trade Commission Mobile Technology Unit Attorney Jared Ho wrote a blog discussing the importance of corporate boards maintaining a presence in their company’s data security efforts.
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