Right on the heels of GDPR’s compliance deadline and hitting a little closer to home, the governor of California has signed AB 375—the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. This is a first-of-its-kind law, at least from a US-perspective, that has been called historic in terms of privacy and consumer protections. Much like GDPR, the comprehensive law gives users more control over their data and places penalties on companies that fail to comply. There is a very unique American aspect to this law however – the private cause of action that is given to California residents. Whereas the “teeth” in the EU-law is the threat of regulatory investigation and…
United Arab Emirates to introduce new data protection law, a step towards a UAE data protection regime that would provide adequate level protection for the purposes of data transfers from the EU and other regulated jurisdictions.
Pres. Biden to nominate to FTC Alvaro Bedoya, Georgetown Law professor and founding director of GU’s Center on Privacy & Technology where his work has focused on surveillance technologies including facial recognition.
.@DPCIreland to fine #WhatsApp Ireland Ltd €225 million for failure to meet the #transparency requirements of #GDPR Articles 12-14. This fine increases the €30-50 million proposed in the DPC’s December draft decision. https://edpb.europa.eu/system/files/2021-09/dpc_final_decision_redacted_for_issue_to_edpb_01-09-21_en.pdf